McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Pensions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.”  ― Diana B. Henriques HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the film (and book) tells the chilling tale of Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme in which more than […]

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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Air fair? Battle erupts over subsidies for international airlines

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Regulations, Transportation  /  No Comments

U.S. airlines complain that subsidies for foreign competititors threaten American jobs and violate international agreements.

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Nanny State of the Week: Too much summer fun on New Jersey lakes

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Part 110 of 121 in the series Nanny State of the Week Restrictive rules being proposed for five lakes in New Jersey, including the largest body of freshwater in the state, could have a huge impact on tourism and summer fun. Some of the proposals come at the request of lakefront residents who claim their properties […]

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Nanny State of the Week: A mandate for all seasons

By   /  December 26, 2016  /  Delaware, Nanny State of the Week, New Jersey, News, Regulations, Texas  /  No Comments

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When Carole King wrote “winter, spring summer or fall, all you’ve got to do is call,” this can’t be what she had in mind. But the plethora of examples of the overweening regulatory state makes clear that no matter the season, bureaucrats and neighborhood nannies who want to run your life are always on the […]

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New Jersey school choice advocate: Caps hold students back

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, New Jersey  /  No Comments

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“The program is stagnant,” said Valarie Smith of the N.J. Interdistrict Public School Choice Association. “We’ve been trying to work with the state for the last year, but the caps are holding the districts back.”

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