The Contraception Misconception

The contraception debate in a nutshell: There is no contraception debate. No one—neither Republicans nor the more than 100 individuals and organizations suing over the HHS mandate—is calling for a ban on contraception. Governor Romney has said that “with regards to contraceptives, of course, Republicans, and myself in particular, recognize that people should have a […]

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Friedman Foundation Takes a Critical Look at Administrative Bloat in Public Schools

The Friedman Foundation has published an excellent report detailing the administrative bloat plaguing our nation’s public schools. The School Staffing Surge: Decades of Employment Growth in America’s Public Schools shows dramatic increases in teaching and non-teaching staff over the past five decades despite modest increases in student enrollment. As we detailed in a recent report […]

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Argentina’s Ship of State Hits Choppy Waters

It’s Spring Break in Argentina, and tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Argentineans are angry—about rising crime, corruption, and the virtual ban her government has imposed on the purchase of foreign currencies as it attempts to stanch the increasing capital flight […]

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Sign of the Times: Denver Post Challenged on Green Energy Coverage

(Photo credit: Mary MacFarlane) A Colorado-based free-market think tank located in Denver challenged the state’s paper of record when it launched a media blitz that included a billboard (seen above) accusing the media outlet of ignoring one of the state’s largest green energy failures this year. Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, challenged The Denver […]

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Presidential Debate: Where Is Mali, Anyway?

Less than four minutes into last night’s presidential debate, Governor Mitt Romney listed northern Mali as one of the hot spots affected by the proliferation of international terrorism. Romney’s mention of a country in a region of Africa (the Sahel) that few Americans have heard of had many viewers scratching their heads. One of Google’s […]

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