Archive for April 12th, 2010

Indian and American Entrepreneurs Are Similar — Ryan Streeter

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Dane Stangler’s enlightening April 7 article, “Entrepreneurship: What’s in a Name?,” makes the very good point that the newness of firms is an important element in defining entrepreneurship. He also helpfully points out that entrepreneurship needs to be understood in terms of its contribution to the growth of the economy, especially in the sense that entrepreneurs create jobs.

Margaret Wente — Welcome to the wacky world of green power. Clean-energy advocates say Ontario’s new investment is worth the extra cost. Don’t bet your solar panel on it

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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The Descent of Liberalism

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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The Oscar-the-Grouch Economy — Robert Samuelson

Monday, April 12th, 2010

WASHINGTON — When things were going well, it was said that the United States enjoyed a Goldilocks Economy. Growth was fast enough to produce jobs and higher incomes but not so fast as to generate inflation. In the same vein, it might be said that today we have an Oscar-the-Grouch Economy. Good news is discounted. Pessimism is trendy. Growth is considered too feeble to help real people. But there is some genuine good news — and it deserves attention.

Florida Senate GOP Primary: Rubio 57%, Crist 28%

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Toyota Owners Still More Loyal Than GM Drivers

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Will Bush Be the Next Truman? by Mark McKinnon

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Truman holds the dubious distinction of achieving the lowest in-office job approval of 22 percent, edging out Nixon at 24 percent and Bush at 25 percent.

And yet, time and history have been kind to Truman. In the 2009 C-Span Historians Presidential Leadership Survey, the top four slots go to, no surprise: Lincoln, Washington, Franklin Roosevelt and Teddy Roosevelt. And No. 5? Truman. Today George W. Bush sits at 36, while his father comes in at 18.

Support for Repeal of Health Care Plan Up To 58% — Rasmussen

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans and 54% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor repeal. Sixty-one percent (61%) of Democrats are opposed. Republican support for repeal is up eight points from a week ago, while Democratic opposition is down seven. Ninety-four percent (94%) of those who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement favor repealing the health care bill.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of the Political Class oppose repeal, while 75% of Mainstream voters think repeal is a good idea.
Sixty-four percent (64%) of Democrats and most unaffiliated voters (53%) say repeal of the bill is unlikely. A majority (54%) of Republicans feel otherwise and think repeal is at least somewhat likely.

Washington will spend $31,406 per household this year — Brian Riedl, Heritage Foundation

Monday, April 12th, 2010

It will collect $18,276 per household in taxes. The remaining $13,130 represents this year’s staggering budget deficit per household, which, along with all prior government debt, will be dumped in the laps of our children. • Government spending has increased by $5,000 per household since 2008, and nearly $10,000 per household over the past decade. Yet there is no free lunch: If spending is not reined in, then eventually taxes must also rise by $10,000 per household. • Washington will spend this $31,406 per household as follows:

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s campaign finance director injured in French Quarter incident

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Gay marriage fails to get on California ballot

Monday, April 12th, 2010

(Reuters) - A challenge to California’s gay marriage ban failed on Monday to qualify for the 2010 ballot, leaving gay activists mulling a 2012 push and hoping a federal court will overturn the measure before then.

Doctor ‘treated vulnerable MS patients with stem cells not meant for use on humans’

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Conan to move to TBS

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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Oregon AP: Klamath Falls may try 4-day school week to save money

Monday, April 12th, 2010

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County School officials are considering cutting the school week to four days to save the district $6.3 million annually.

The Herald and News reported that the shortened week is one of many money-saving measures school officials are considering.

District Superintendent Greg Thede says that a $5.8 million cut to his $60 million budget and nearly 20 layoffs last year prompted the district to form a committee to study the option of cutting Fridays from the school week.

NJ gov wants teachers union leader fired for memo: AP

Monday, April 12th, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. – The president of a state teachers union left a meeting Monday with Gov. Chris Christie after refusing to fire a local president who wrote a memo that joked about the governor’s death, further escalating a rift that began before Christie’s election.

AP, Pope’s No. 2: Pedophilia linked to homosexuality

Monday, April 12th, 2010

SANTIAGO, Chile – The Vatican’s second-highest authority says the sex scandals haunting the Roman Catholic Church are linked to homosexuality and not celibacy among priests.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, made the comments during a news conference Monday in Chile, where one of the church’s highest-profile pedophile cases involves a priest having sex with young girls.

Picture: Obama bows to Chinese

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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