ON-Lion Letter

Entries for February 2015

Conservatorships of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac violate law and established insolvency principles, according to Cato Institute paper
"When the Federal Housing Finance Agency ('FHFA') was appointed conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it was the first use of the conservatorshi...

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WILL policy brief makes better comparison between MPS, choice schools in Milwaukee than flawed WKCE data
Too often, the media, politicians, and interest groups try to form conclusions by lumping schools together according to "sector" -- traditional p...

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Alarmist claims about forest responses to increasing temperatures debunked by SPPI
"It has been claimed that CO2-induced global warming will be so great and so rapid that many of Earth's trees will not be able to migrate towards cool...

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Hudson Institute's Hillel Fradkin and Lewis Libby call for debate about President's real strategy for Islamic State
In February, President Barack Obama, "relaxed in an easy chair, laid out his true strategy to defeat terrorists and the Islamic State," begins a Febru...

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Roger Scruton makes appeal on behalf of old-fashioned decencies and values in <i>How to be a Conservative</i>
What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so skeptical of conservatism?  How can we live in the presence of our "canonized forefathers" at...

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ACR says mixed signals in President's exemption of some charitable giving from increased taxes, but recommendation of cap
In early February, President Barack Obama released his federal-government budget proposal for fiscal-year 2016. In the wake of its release, Alliance...

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Jillian Kay Melchior exposes how every Al Sharpton business known has been dissolved for failure to comply with tax rules
"So far, every for-profit enterprise started by Rev. Al Sharpton and known to National Review Online has been shut down in at least one jurisdiction f...

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Bradley Prize recipient Leon R. Kass lectures at AEI on human flourishing, human excellence, the truth(s) of Aristotle's <i>Nicomachean Ethics</i>, and Winston Churchill
What is human happiness, and how is it attained?  What is the connection between human excellence and human flourishing?  These venerable bu...

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Bradley Prize recipient Robert L. Woodson, Sr., rejects measurement of status of blacks in Milwaukee compared to other cities, urges recognition of self-determination initiatives
"In a January article comparing the economic status of the black community in 52 of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, policy expert Joel Kotkin...

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Learning Shop opens at Discovery World
In February, the Learning Shop opened a new store at Discovery World Science + Technology Center in Milwaukee.  A family-run business, the L...

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