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In the News

The Infrastructure "Crisis" Once Again

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, August 26, 2007

For at least the past three decades the media and others have been concerned about the "crumbling infrastructure" of the U.S. highways, including the roads and bridges...

Analysis and Commentary

Improving the state budget process

by Bill Whalenvia San Diego Union-Tribune
Friday, August 24, 2007

No sooner had legislative Democrats and Republicans resolved the 52-day state budget impasse than Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata went before to cameras to exult, “Thank God this is over with..."

In the News

Thought should be given to "socialized medicine" pitches

with Milton Friedmanvia Reno Gazette Journal (NV)
Friday, August 24, 2007

It seems that many of our presidential candidates are offering universal medical care as bait for our votes...

In the News

The Reviews are In: The Senate Republicans' Budget Play was a Flop

with Bill Whalenvia California Majority Report
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Since the California Republican Party has oddly decided to attack Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez just two days after the GOP dropped its seven-week stranglehold on the state budget (a friendly reminder: the state Assembly passed the budget on July 20th), we figured we would remind the CRP of what those in the reality-based world are saying...

In the News

Budget impasse likely to recur next year given projected deficit

with Bill Whalenvia San Jose Mercury News
Thursday, August 23, 2007

The nearly two-month standoff over the state budget this summer certainly took a toll: It delayed millions of dollars owed to nursing homes and community colleges, and strained relations between Senate Democrats and Republicans so badly that one legislative leader openly doubted whether they'll be able to accomplish much of anything in the coming weeks and months...

In the News

State Budget Battles: Winners, Losers

with Bill Whalenvia San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

California might be run by an action-hero-turned-governor, but there were few action heroes in Sacramento on Tuesday by the time the 52-day state budget impasse ended with agreement for a $145 billion spending plan...

In the News

First: Romney's Health Care Policy Advisory List

with John F. Coganvia Atlantic Monthly
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here's a first look at Mitt Romney's health care policy advisory council...

In the News

Mitt Romney: Governor Mitt Romney Announces Health Care Policy Advisory Group

with John F. Coganvia All American Patriots
Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that several leading health care advisers will serve on the Romney for President Health Care Policy Advisory Group...

In the News

Giuliani's Presents Comprehensive Foreign Policy Approach

with George P. Shultz, Charles Hillvia Jewish Press
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rudolph Giuliani's foreign policy is neither a blueprint nor a prescription, his top adviser on the matter says...

In the News

The Old Wisdom

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This summer—in between weekly encounters on radio and in print exchanges with those suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome—I tried to get away, by climbing as many peaks in the Kaiser wilderness as possible, and marveled over the relative emptiness of that part of the central Sierra...


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