Pundits debating the fates of various Republican contenders for the presidency in 2012 are missing the biggest story of 2011, a veteran Capitol Hill corresp0ndent argues.
Articles By: Michael Watson
At a policy forum at the CATO Institute in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2011, Lorens Helmchen of George Mason University presented a proposal to reform Medicare co-payments to reduce cost growth.
In a report published this month, the Capital Research Center (CRC), a nonprofit group that monitors the activities of politically active nonprofits, reported that the Open Society Institute, the grant-making arm of left-wing billionaire George Soros’s empire, supported groups advocating tighter regulation of for-profit higher education institutions.
Reuters’ “Optimism” Not Clearly Justified
Students who were offered scholarships in Washington, D. C.’s voucher program had a higher graduation rate than students who applied but were rejected, the U. S. Department of Education discovered.
While researchers at King Juan Carlos University in Spain found in 2009 that the Spanish “green jobs” program killed over two jobs for each one it created, Politico notes that “the White House can’t point to much solid evidence” that green jobs are being created.
A study by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity shows that the State of Texas could save millions of dollars if instructors in the University of Texas system taught more students in larger classes.
States that respect individual autonomy are more successful than those which do not, according to Drs. William Ruger and Jason Sorens, affiliated with the libertarian Mercatus Center think tank at George Mason University.
A troubled cabinet appointee finds two places he can go for solace—The Washington Post and George Washington University.
A think tank at Georgetown University predicts that the American job market will see multi-million job gains over the next decade, but it is far less definite about from where this bonanza will come.