Posts by Kathleen McCaffrey  (Page 9)
 

Libertarian Christmas!

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Posted by    Friday, April 8, 2011 at 11:00am 4/8/2011 at 11:00am
Kathleen

… and Barack Obama set the date.

Today the Fed’l gov’t will shut down operations at midnight unless Reid, Boehner, & Obama come to agreement on the budget by the end...
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Sweatshop derangement

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Posted by    Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 2:40pm 4/7/2011 at 2:40pm
Kathleen
At Cornell, there is a large part of campus which actively rails against free trade. No, they are not explicitly protectionist, rather they believe that people in the Third World have the option to have jobs outside of sweatshops that will provide them with a comfortable standard of living. Opportunities that...
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Signs of victory!

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Posted by    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 1:38pm 4/6/2011 at 1:38pm
Kathleen

Libertarians who are involved with the Free State Project always seem incredibly optimistic that they can reform the legislative practices in New Hampshire within our lifetime.

To someone jaded by the political process in the northeast (like yours truly), this sounds naïve at best. Sure a liberty activist can move to New...
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More fluff than a pillow.

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Posted by    Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1:15pm 4/5/2011 at 1:15pm
Kathleen

According to Yahoo (and verified by a simple google search) the official US Gov’t’s White House presidential biography series online is about as hard-hitting as an infant:


“The...

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Supreme Court upholds private ed. tax credits

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Posted by    Monday, April 4, 2011 at 11:32am 4/4/2011 at 11:32am
Kathleen

The U.S. Supreme Court put new limits on the power of citizens to challenge government programs as unconstitutionally promoting religion, upholding an Arizona tax credit aimed at helping cover private-school tuition costs.

The justices, voting 5-4, today said opponents lacked “standing” to challenge the 14-year-old program,...

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Tucker on Teens

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Posted by    Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 2:50pm 4/3/2011 at 2:50pm
Kathleen

One of my favorite bloggers, Jeffrey Tucker, has an awesome article over at Mises.org about what is at stake amidst the teen jobs crisis (only about 14 % of teens aged 17 have jobs):

And so fewer and fewer people know anything about the workplace. They will sit in desks and run...

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Germans in Libya

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Posted by    Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 12:09pm 4/3/2011 at 12:09pm
Kathleen

My friend Steven is studying abroad in Berlin. In the past few weeks, Germany has been noticeably absent from the Libyan dilemma and Steve gives a pretty good explanation as to why:

“Germans are actually a...
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A historical double-standard

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Posted by    Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2:45pm 4/2/2011 at 2:45pm
Kathleen

City Journal‘s Claire Berlinski has written a great article about the disinterest around Pavel Stroilov’s 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents dating from the close of the Cold War.
journalists [have] initially shown interest in the documents, only to [say] later that their editors have declared the story insignificant. In advance of...
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The Review has a banner week

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Posted by    Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:06pm 4/1/2011 at 2:06pm
Kathleen

The Cornell Review began the week after Spring Break with esteemed Cornell alum, Keith Olbermann, stomping on a copy of February’s publication and calling most conservatives stupid.

So while the week started rough, today the Review team distributed a parody of our resident lefty-newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun. The Cornell Daily...
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The Politics of Beauty

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Posted by    Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:59pm 3/31/2011 at 2:59pm
Kathleen
Over at Mises.org, Ben O’Neill has a great post about “discrimination” in the modeling industry. Recently, a model of Indian-descent in Australia tried to make the case that she was being unfairly discriminated on the basis of her race.
“One might feel a bit sorry for Ms. Rajandran. One might, that...
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Olbermann vs. The Conservative Voice on Campus

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 12:00pm 3/30/2011 at 12:00pm
Kathleen

Last night, Keith Olbermann addressed his alma mater in a lecture auditorium. I wasn’t in attendance for two reasons: 1. I still felt nauseous from seeing him the day be...
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The Swiss cheese of newspapers

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 4:14pm 3/29/2011 at 4:14pm
it has oh-so many holes. Find out how to circumvent The New York Times’s pretend pay wall (then subscribe to a good newspaper, won’t you?). – KM

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The French Connection

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 2:30pm 3/29/2011 at 2:30pm
Kathleen McCaffrey —
Anne Applebaum, one of my favorite writers, posted a really fascinating article in Slate last night. Applebaum explores the motives of Sarkozy’s Libya campaign:
The man who introduced Sarkozy to the Benghazi rebels is none other than Bernard-Henri Lévy, a pop philosopher so French that I can’t think of an...
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Syrian update

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Posted by    Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 1:22pm 3/27/2011 at 1:22pm

Kathleen McCaffrey

As I have mentioned before, my friend Jonathan is studying in Syria — one of the few American students there. His latest blog entry, dated the 23rd of March, offers tremendous insight. Since his blog is probably being monitored, I’ve chosen to copy/paste his latest entry:


I’ve scrupulously avoided politics in...
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Competitive government isn’t just about tax havens

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Posted by    Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 4:11pm 3/26/2011 at 4:11pm
I’m a huge fan of the Seasteading Institute, Charter Cities, etc. etc. because I believe there is very little bad that can come from competition between government. In fact, I believe that — if these measures are successful — bureaucracies around the world will adjust their services accordingly. Is it hopeful?...
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The other thing McCain did in 08

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Posted by    Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:56pm 3/25/2011 at 1:56pm
The more I read about John McCain, the more I cringe.
In September 2008 Condoleezza Rice traveled to Libya to have talks with Gadhafi. And just a few days before the 2008 presidential election, Bush signed a settlement under which Libya compensated families of victims of Lockerbie and other 80s-era attacks.

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Caplan on Socialized Medicine

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Posted by    Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 2:01pm 3/24/2011 at 2:01pm
Bryan Caplan, one of my favorite bloggers, will sometimes write a short review of a book he has read with a small snippet. Whenever the book involves communism, it is always a treat. His latest post, on Nothing to Envy: The Ordinary Lives in North Korea, is no exception.
Socialized medicine is...
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