By David J. Theroux | Monday April 6, 2009 at 4:41 PM PDT | 5 Comments
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs was interviewed for three hours on C-SPAN2’s prestigious program, In Depth. The complete video interview can be watched here (in three parts): Dr. Higgs is editor of The Independent Review, and his authored books include the following: Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society Competition and Coercion:...
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By Mary Theroux | at 3:08 PM PDT | 9 Comments
Now that the Senate has rejected Obama’s proposal to limit the deductibility of charitable contributions, an even greater aid to charities would be the abolition of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Ever since at least 362, when the Emperor Julian tried to establish pagan charities by decree in an attempt...
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By Anthony Gregory | at 8:25 AM PDT | 1 Comment
You’ve got to be kidding. What a horrifying poll result. Obama’s rhetoric is quite bellicose too. Let’s hope that an appreciation for reality will prevail and nothing too insane will transpire. Another Korean War is the last thing we need, but with this government, it’s hard to rule anything out.
Tags: North Korea, Politics, Presidential Power, The State, War
By Peter Klein | at 6:55 AM PDT | 0 Comments
From the opening sketch of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live: My administration intends to do to every industry in this country, exactly what we are doing to the automakers. Every company will be vetted for fiscal soundness. Those judged best able to compete in the global economy will be offered a governmental subsidy. The...
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