ON-Lion Letter

Entries for November 2014

Mackinac Center's F. Vincent Vernuccio outlines solutions for ailing labor movement
"For years," begins a November report from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Mich., "union membership has been in decline.  In 20...

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Momentum of public-employee pension reform in Wisconsin should be extended to health insurance, NCPA/MacIver paper says
"Many state and local public-employee pension funds are struggling to make up large gaps in their funding -- which cratered in the aftermath of the 20...

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Religious cleansing by Islamists is overlooked atrocity, according to Hudson Institute's Nina Shea
"In a brief, nationally televised announcement on August 7th regarding the Islamic State, which invaded the multicultural, northern Nineveh Province o...

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In Encounter Books' <i>Saving Congress from Itself</i>, James L. Buckley proposes single policy reform that would profoundly affect how we govern ourselves
Encounter Books' new Saving Congress from Itself:  Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People, by former U.S. Sen. and former federal ...

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Logan Beirne's <i>Blood of Tyrants</i>, out in paperback from Encounter Books, focuses on George Washington and fills void in our understanding of presidency
The new Encounter Books paperback Blood of Tyrants:  George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency, by Logan Beirne, reveals the surprisi...

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NCTQ finds teacher-prep coursework easier than that of other majors on college campuses
A November report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) in Washington, D.C., documents that education majors are significantly more like...

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New Encounter Broadside on <i>Open Immigration:  Yea & Nay</i>
A new Encounter Broadside, Open Immigration:  Yea & Nay, features two sides to one of the great issues of our day.  The pro-open immigra...

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Transatlantic Academy's Stephen Szabo furthers understanding of Europe with <i>Germany, Russia, and the Rise of Geo-Economics</i>
Having emerged from the end of the Cold War as a unified country, Germany has quickly become the second-largest exporter in the world.  Its econo...

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WILL puts City of Eau Claire on notice about unlawful TIF districts
In November, on behalf of a number of City of Eau Claire taxpayers, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty in Milwaukee sent a Notice of Claim ...

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Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker on urban revitalization, conservative-style
"Conservative influence in City Hall has been on a downward slide," begins a November article by former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker on Public Sect...

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