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The United Kingdom: A Marriage Saved, or Relationship on Life Support

The United Kingdom: A Marriage Saved, or Relationship on Life Support

October 2, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

by Ewan Watt: Just days before Scots were due to vote whether to secede from the United Kingdom the unexpected happened. According to a YouGov poll 51 percent of Scots stated that they would vote in favor of independence—only the second favorable poll for the ‘Yes’ campaign in two years [...]

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Fool You Once, Justice Ginsburg, Shame on Planned Parenthood. Fool You Twice…

Fool You Once, Justice Ginsburg, Shame on Planned Parenthood. Fool You Twice…

September 30, 2014 at 11:00 am 5 comments

by Casey Mattox: In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had harsh words for a Texas law regulating the health and safety of abortion clinics that is almost certainly headed to her desk. This is remarkable enough. As Ed Whelan and Prof. [...]

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Mental Health Courts: A Crazy Idea that Might Just Work

Mental Health Courts: A Crazy Idea that Might Just Work

September 18, 2014 at 8:55 am 0 comments

by Kate E. Murphy: In examining the issues and costs associated with mental illness in the criminal justice system, mental health courts may strike the best balance between protecting the public safety and preserving individual freedoms. Jails have become this country’s largest mental health care provider, partly because mentally ill [...]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Rights, Not Anarchy, Will Support Rebuilding Efforts

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Rights, Not Anarchy, Will Support Rebuilding Efforts

September 8, 2014 at 8:50 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: My previous posts describing a reemerging Detroit took the stance that the city’s revival will only occur when the government retreats to the sidelines—a position that was vindicated by the experience of every entrepreneur I met, whether large or small. That said, there are some areas of law [...]

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Thirty Years Ago, the Ghostbusters Saved NYC from the EPA

Thirty Years Ago, the Ghostbusters Saved NYC from the EPA

August 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

by Kathleen Hunker: Moviegoers honored comedic genius today as Ghostbusters, the flick that made the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man a cultural staple, hit its 30 year anniversary. If you’re anything like me, that means a nightlong marathon, albeit on my home television and not one of 700 theaters rereleasing the [...]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 2

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 2

August 22, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: In part 1 of this post, we saw that the revival of Detroit happens to kick off at a time when government tends to be less intrusive. This is no coincidence: when entrepreneurs of all kinds feel free to take risks, everyone can benefit. High tech startups are [...]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 1

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 1

August 19, 2014 at 9:45 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “[The] comeback in Detroit started several years ago, outside of municipal government, outside of the public sector . . . The comeback is going on in spite of the way government was operating.” – Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, September 2013 “This effort is not centrally-planned, it’s market-driven.” – [...]

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To Support Palestinians, Condemn Hamas

To Support Palestinians, Condemn Hamas

August 6, 2014 at 8:35 am 4 comments

by Jack Solowey: For the fourth time in a decade, millions of people in Gaza and Israel live in fear of explosives raining down upon their homes and families. The body count of 1,888 Palestinians, most of them civilians according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health, and 67 Israelis, 3 of [...]

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Return to Sender: How Sexual Politics Continue to Oppress People with Disabilities

Return to Sender: How Sexual Politics Continue to Oppress People with Disabilities

August 4, 2014 at 8:45 am 1 comment

by Matthew P. Cavedon: Baby Gammy is lucky to be alive. An Australian couple paid his mother $15,000 to be their surrogate. Gammy’s twin sister, born healthy, was welcomed by the couple. Gammy, born with an extra chromosome and, thus, Down’s Syndrome, was not. On finding out his condition, the [...]

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Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

July 30, 2014 at 9:05 am 4 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: They say the first impression is the one that counts. This may come as a surprise, but my first impression of Detroit was good. It was not thanks to the government but to free enterprise and the hard work and aspirations to a better life of individual Detroiters. [...]

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