Monthly Archives: November 2012

Right to Work “Works”

MediaTrackers Ohio has an excellent post highlighting some of the talking points being used by opponents of bringing Right to Work to Ohio.   None of it is surprising given that the group responsible, We are Ohio, receives the vast …

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Higher Ed Debt Crushes Hopes of Rising to Middle Class

The incomparable Walter Russell Mead points to a major problem that is burdening an entire generation with unsustainable debt: higher education subsidization.  That may seem counterintuitive, but it really is crushing the hopes of a generation.  Mead asserts: “The student …

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Hey Krugman: Remember the Laffer Curve…?

In his most recent, and highly visible, op-ed, Paul Krugman appears to pine for days when the US had a 91 percent top marginal income tax rate.  Unfortunately, as Mickey Kaus points out here, the notion that such a high …

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The Only Way to Escape the Debt Trap: Reform Entitlements

When 232 business leaders sign on to a letter that asks the federal government to fix our unsustainable debt trajectory, someone should be listening.  As this quick blog from the Heritage Foundation points out, “This year, federal government spending outlays totaled …

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Nuclear War, Twinkies and Unions

Nuclear Armageddon?  No problem.  Twinkies, as the old joke used to go, could survive it (along with cockroaches).  Sadly, it appears these seemingly robust treats that appeal to the sweet tooth in us all look to be nearing their final …

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Governor Kasich Has It Right on Obamacare

Governor John Kasich is expected to opt not to set up a state exchange. This is the right decision for Ohio.  The President’s health care law is unworkable and unsustainable. Rejecting the health insurance exchanges, and equally as important the …

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Ohio Can Help US Redraw World Energy Map IF Regs Don’t Stand in the Way

The US stands on the cusp of potentially changing the world’s energy map according to the International Energy Agency, and within the US Ohio should become a leader.  This is largely due to the shale gas boom that everyone is …

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