Just as Professors and Economists banded together to express their dismay at the economic demerits of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funding, so too many academics and economists are concerns that the pending stimulus bill, H.R. 1, focuses on Keynesian spending that will expand the national debt without actually stimulating the economy.
Monthly Archives For January 2009
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) has a message he wants to “take…directly to the people.” At a recent Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, Senator DeMint spoke about President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill that has just been passed in the House and will soon fight its way through the Senate.
Fittingly, 2009 began with an energy crisis. In the middle of a bitter winter, Russia shut off its gas supply to Ukraine, affecting much of the rest of Eastern Europe, over disputed payment agreements.
Michael Cannon, the director of Health Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, does not believe in socialized medicine, and he thinks that the road President Barack Obama and his officials are about to take leads very close to that.
In response to an Alliance Defense Fund-backed lawsuit, Yuba Community College District in California has decided to drop disciplinary actions against a Christian student who had proselytized on campus without a permit.
Although on the surface, studies of the singer Frank Sinatra seem to be emblematic of the frivolity of university offerings these days, there may actually be some value to this endeavor.
Just as students sporting t-shirts of Che Guevara are often ignorant of his bloody revolutionary record, so too it seems that champions of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade suffer from a peculiar form of “historical amnesia” promoted by academics and activists alike.
A women’s rights activist wants addict mothers to follow the example of Amy Winehouse and avoid rehab.
Members of the Ivory Tower, some of whom remain ardent Marxists themselves, maintain that McCarthyite “hysteria” suppressed free expression in the 1950s and led to the unjustified blacklisting of those with socialist sentiments.
Still in the shadows of an already-in-progress bailout plan and a yet-to-be-passed stimulus package, Congress seriously considers what to do to protect the fragile economy and help it grow again.