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Aug 30, 2014

Cash for Corollas: When Stimulus Reduces Spending

Cash for Clunkers was a 2009 economic stimulus program aimed at increasing new

Aug 29, 2014

Global Warming a Greater Threat than ISIS?

The establishment liberal media frequently point out Democrats are much more worried about global warming than Republicans, and the media paint this divide as showing Republicans are out of touch o

Aug 29, 2014

Judge Blocks Popular California Pension Reform Initiative

On August 4, California Judge Kent Kellegrew took the unusual step of removing a citizen’s initiative from the ballot that would have dramatically reformed pensions for all future employees in Vent

Aug 29, 2014

College Board Still Hiding Behind Its Revisionist American History

In a famous scene in the Wizard of Oz , the little dog Toto unexpectedly pulls back a curtain hiding the “great and powerful” wizard.

Aug 29, 2014

‘Winning’ Economic Policies Combine for States’ Success

Scholars with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, as well as other institutions, have often used descriptive statistics in conjunction with empirical evidence to tell stories — sometimes, profou