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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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Want to Stop Inner-City Violence? Support Economic Freedom

Want to Stop Inner-City Violence? Support Economic Freedom

July 23, 2014 at 9:05 am 2 comments

by Derek Cohen: For most, Independence Day is spent in happiness and camaraderie with friends and family, reflecting on the nation’s genesis while enjoying a hot dog and a fireworks display. Unfortunately, for too many in Chicago, the lasting memory of this year’s holiday weekend is one of preventable horror. [...]

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Gun Buyback Programs: A Lesson in Futility and Failure

Gun Buyback Programs: A Lesson in Futility and Failure

July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am 1 comment

by Matt MacBradaigh: Gun buyback programs are seeing renewed discussion in many American cities in part because gun buybacks may seem like an intuitive way to reduce crime, by reducing the number of ‘guns on the streets.’  The research, however, clearly demonstrates that gun buybacks are a waste of tax dollars [...]

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Shackled by Public Schools

Shackled by Public Schools

July 16, 2014 at 9:15 am 1 comment

by Catherine Van Arnam: “Everybody does it” has never been much of a logical argument, but it’s one that proponents of establishment government school quite heavily rely. The ideal of a walkable neighborhood school has been cast as an idyllic vision of public education for so long, it’s hard to [...]

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The River-God Sex Cult behind the Contraception Mandate

The River-God Sex Cult behind the Contraception Mandate

July 14, 2014 at 8:30 am 5 comments

by Matthew P. Cavedon: “…when the floodwaters of the world are out, as they are today, it will not suffice to be borne along by the current, singing hallelujah to the river god.”—Russell Kirk Something has happened to sex. It has always been a very important part of the human [...]

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