This morning, during the 8am hour, the faithful listeners of the Bob Miller show on KPAM 860am were posed with a thought experiment. Evidenty George Zimmerman is having difficulty leading a normal life these days, and he’s launched a website to accept donations to cover expenses and pay his legal fees: http://www.therealgeorgezimmerman. [...]
A study released by the respected Tax Foundation last week ranks Washington among the top 10 most expensive states in which to live. t turns out all but one of the 15 highest cost-of-living states are also forced unionism states, where workers are fired if they decline to join an approved labor organization.
Missed the international headlines last week? No problem, I have the highlights covered in my weekly wrap-up at IJReview. Be sure to give it a read. Stories include the latest in Ukraine, Obama’s press conference on foreign policy and Syrian war crimes.
1) The Prime Minister of Lesotho, a small African country located inside South Africa, fled the country this weekend after an attempted coup he is blaming on the deputy PM backed by the military. The conflict between the two has been on-going and South Africa is now holding talks for both sides. 2) The U.S. military […]
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning tha
Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong. What he fails to see is that the same impulse that attempts to control land uses in California, making housing expensive, also makes unduly […]
Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State Legislative Auditor. Moreover, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, the agency’s fare structure makes the poor subsidize the rich, which the agency has signed c
Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route. But little development is taking place, so the Virginian Pilot has come up with a grand idea: reduce fares by two thirds. That, the paper’s editorial writers guesstimate, […]