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Saturday
Dec202014

ALG's Daily Grind - Bush's original sin on executive action 

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Dec. 19, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Bush's original sin on executive action
On the six year anniversary of the GM and Chrysler bailout, we reflect on the door to executive action George W. Bush opened for Barack Obama.

Cartoon: The dictator
The United States: The latest banana republic in the Western Hemisphere.

Obama's Cuban announcement slaps Congress in the face
The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months besides the Department of Homeland Security means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.

Saturday
Dec202014

Josiah Bartlett Center - Books for Christmas and Pension Rulings 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center

Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire
 

You’re reading the wrong books. Actually, maybe you’re okay but your friends or your kids need some help. Have no fear, I break from policy today to offer you some Advent reading advice in the final eight days before Christmas.

To begin with, I will presume that too many people who actually stop at this page and read this column are at least a trifle obsessed with politics and that whole bizarre universe. Please stop. Give no books by an “author” who has a radio talk show or is an elected official. Instead read history and economics with a healthy dose of a fiction mixed in. Click here to keep reading


Last week the New Hampshire Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the case of Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire, et al v State of New Hampshire; representing the culmination of nearly three and a half years of legal proceedings that sought to answer the question: how far can the state go in reforming pensions?

The answer: pretty far. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that increases can be made in employee contribution rates for all employees, regardless of how long they have been working. The increase in employee contribution rates were a key component of the package of pension reform measures that passed in 2011.
 
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Sunday
Dec142014

Watchdog - UAW boss: Right-to-work doesn’t hurt unions 

Saturday
Dec132014

ALG's Daily Grind - What we should have learned about President Obama 

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Dec. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What we should have learned about President Obama
President Barack Obama has been in office for just under six years, and for the first time in his presidency he doesn't have to worry about appeasing an electorate.   

How the foreign bank bailout almost brought omnibus to its knees
Was making Elizabeth Warren a perceived white knight in anybody's interests? 

CNN: Cheap gasis akin to a $60 billion tax cut
"A gallon of regular now costs $2.64 on average, according to AAA. In some places, it's fallen below $2 a gallon."

  

Dec. 12, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

What we should have learned about President Obama
President Barack Obama has been in office for just under six years, and for the first time in his presidency he doesn't have to worry about appeasing an electorate. 

How the foreign bank bailout almost brought omnibus to its knees
Was making Elizabeth Warren a perceived white knight in anybody's interests?

CNN: Cheap gasis akin to a $60 billion tax cut
"A gallon of regular now costs $2.64 on average, according to AAA. In some places, it's fallen below $2 a gallon."

 

Friday
Dec122014

Daily Signal - After Chaotic Day, House Narrowly Passes Government Spending Bill 

The Daily Signal

 

Dec. 12, 2014

Morning Bell

After Chaotic Day, House Narrowly Passes Government Spending Bill

With a midnight deadline looming, the House of Representatives voted 219-206 to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running.

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Parents Fight Back Against Teachers Union Suing Nation's Largest School Choice Program

Daily Policy Focus: Teachers unions in Florida continue to threaten the educational opportunity of thousands of the state’s most vulnerable children.

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If Fetal Surgery Can Save the Life of an Unborn Child, Why Do Some Oppose It?

Special Report: Roughly 4 million babies are born with a complex birth defect each year in the United States, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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