ON-Lion Letter

Entries for January 2015

Department of Justice shuts down major aspect of civil-forfeiture program -- protecting property rights -- but more needs to be done, IJ says
Marking an important shift in federal law-enforcement policy, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced in January that a U.S. Department of Justice...

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Bradley Prize recipient Nicholas Eberstadt laments European welfare state's effect on American exceptionalism
"If social policy were medicine, and countries were the patients, the United States today would be a post-surgical charge under observation after an a...

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FIRE report turns spotlight on speech codes on nation's campuses
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia has published its most-recent annual report that condenses the considerable r...

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Texas Public Policy Foundation's policy orientation features array of speakers on major issues affecting future of Texas
In January, the Texas Public Policy Foundation's 13th Annual Policy Orientation in Austin, Tex., featured an array of prominent speakers on the major ...

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WILL's <i>Kids in Crisis, Cobwebs in Classrooms</i> reports on Milwaukee's underutilized school buildings
The struggling Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) system has led parents to leave it to attend independent public charter schools or private schools in th...

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Combating Terrorism Center at West Point report adds to understanding of evolution and challenges of Islamic State
In an attempt to paint a more-complete picture of the Islamic State (IS), a December report from the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point identifi...

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<i>Government Against Itself</i>, by Manhattan Institute's Daniel DiSalvo, examines public-union power and its consequences for democracy
As workers in the private sector struggle with stagnant wages, disappearing benefits, and rising retirement ages, unionized public employees retire in...

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Galen Institute updates lists changes to Obamacare, now at 46
In January, the Galen Institute in Alexandria, Va., released an updated version of its list of significant changes made to the Affordable Care Act (AC...

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Milwaukee 7 economic-development organization lauds relocation of manufacturing company's global headquarters to Milwaukee
Gardner Denver, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial compressors, blowers, pumps, loading arms and fuel systems, is moving its global headquarters to Mi...

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In <i>Basic Economics</i>, Bradley Prize recipient Thomas Sowell brings world into focus through economic lens
In the new fifth edition of his Basic Economics:  A Common Sense Guide to the Economy, Bradley Prize recipient Thomas Sowell revises and updates ...

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