Costs of college deliver important message – Thomas Sowell, Townhall.com Prices force people to economize. Subsidizing prices enables people to take more resources away from other uses without having to weigh the real cost. Without market prices that convey the real costs of resources denied to alternative users, people waste.
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April 28th, 2008 · No Comments
Supreme Court gets it right on voter fraud – Investors Business DailyEveryone in the country should be pleased with the news. But, of course, not everyone is. It’s almost as if some are disturbed that the ruling will make it harder to commit voter fraud.
April 16th, 2008 · No Comments
Bill Ritter’s energy insecurity – John Harpole, ALineOfSight.comI was not trying to embarrass the Governor. It was not meant to be a trick question. Rather, it was a simple question that most politicians would shrug off with a predetermined in-the-can answer.
April 15th, 2008 · No Comments
Obama’s flaws multiply – John Fund, Wall Street JournalBarack Obama’s San Francisco-Democrat comment about how working class voters "cling to guns or religion" is already famous. But his aides tell reporters that he is bewildered that anybody took offense. Hey, Barack, it’s about freedom – Investors Business DailyYou wouldn’t know it from listening to Barach [...]
April 14th, 2008 · No Comments
The real costs of ‘cap and trade’ – Don Nickles and Charles Stenholm, Investors Business DailyIf you think energy prices are high now, wait until Congress slaps a ‘cap and trade’ carbon tax on top of existing costs — and without any assurance that other all of this ‘sacrifice’ will make a difference.
April 11th, 2008 · No Comments
Mandating health insurance is big mistake – Paul Hsieh, MD, Denver PostSen. Bob Hagedorn would force all Coloradans to purchase mandatory health insurance because it would be "immoral" to "sit on our hands and do nothing." Massachusetts also requires all residents to purchase health insurance, but rather than creating high-quality affordable health care, the result [...]
April 9th, 2008 · No Comments
McCain and Mo Udall – Michael Lewis, Slate.comAn old anecdote about Mo Udall in the hospital reveals something noteworthy about John McCain’s character.
March 27th, 2008 · No Comments
Pentagon study links Saddam, al Qaeda – Stephen Hays, The Weekly StandardThis ought to be big news. Throughout the early and mid-1990s, Saddam Hussein actively supported an influential terrorist group headed by the man who is now al Qaeda’s second-in-command, according to an exhaustive study issued last week by the Pentagon.
March 7th, 2008 · No Comments
Hamas’ terrorist tactics not debatable – Investors Business DailyAfter your house has been burglarized, your family brutalized and crowds who hate you and religion cheer in the streets at your misfortune, would you take the advice of someone who said talking will solve all your problems? No, you would see that your choice is either [...]
March 6th, 2008 · No Comments
Freedom means responsibility – George McGovern, Wall Street JournalYes, that George McGovern: "Since leaving office, I’ve written about public policy from a new perspective: outside looking in. I’ve come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society." Dems are dumping ‘paygo,’ hiking deficits – [...]