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- Scottish independence live: Scotland gives a clear ‘No’ in historic referendum – as it happened September 19, 2014
- Obama pushes energy efficiency, rural solar power September 19, 2014
- CIA Halts Spying In Europe September 19, 2014
- My Thoughts on Obama’s ISIS Plan September 16, 2014And by thoughts, I mean facial expressions. They shouldn’t be very hard to figure out. Here is my “Obama Reaction Video” to my first time hearing the President’s ISIS response speech.
- Travel Notice September 15, 2014Hey guys. I am traveling back to the U.S. this week and am prioritizing my husband before I leave. Therefor, I won’t be posting any of my daily international headlines. I won’t be writing my weekly wrap-up or recording a 5 minute update. Our show on FTRRadio is also off this week. But we’ll be […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today September 12, 20141) Moves are being made after President Obama addressed the American public about a plan to deal with the Islamic State on the eve of Sept. 11th. This included plans to use airstrikes in Syria, which the UK is also considering. Germany said they will not participate in airstrikes, but they have “banned” the organization. […]
- The Show Won’t Go On September 20, 2014After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- The Future and Its Enemies September 20, 2014In 2011, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir Technologies, worried that the future might be over. In a cover story for National Review, the entrepreneur and investor argued that, “when tracked against the admittedly lofty hopes of the 1950s and 1960s, technological progress has fallen short in many domains.” Only drastic changes, he said, could su
- Republicans Raise Concerns About Obama’s ISIL Strategy September 19, 2014Republicans who are backing President Barack Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels expressed concerns on Friday about whether the strategy would be far-reaching enough to defeat Islamic militants and other regional adversaries in the Middle East.
- Policy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles September 17, 2014Tomorrow, the Cato Institue will release a new paper on the policy implications of self-driving cars. Antiplanner readers can download a preview of the paper today. In a nutshell, the paper argues that self-driving cars combined with car sharing will put public transit agencies out of business. The average cost of transit, including subsidies is […]
- What Happened to Progressives? September 16, 2014“Fifty years ago this month, Berkeley was the epicenter of the Free Speech Movement,” intones Robert Reich. “Now, Berkeley is moving against Big Soda” by imposing a one-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. Naturally, Reich fails to see the irony that a city known for freedom is now attempting to take away people’s freedom. Of course, […]
- Facts vs. Insults and Innuendo September 15, 2014Rail transit is excessively expensive, inflexible, and incapable of moving as many people as buses. Yet when the Antiplanner points out these facts, rather than respond with factual arguments, rail supporters reply with insults and innuendo. In Florida, for example, a Tampa Bay Times columnist named Daniel Ruth spent an entire column attacking my credibility