by Joshua Sharf | 5:24 pm, July 24, 2012
This afternoon’s mail brought a letter from UnitedHealthcare, my insurance company from a previous job. “They never write you to say they’re giving you back money,” said Susie. Surprise. The Affordable (sic) Care Act requires UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company to rebate part of the premiums it received if it does not spend at least 80 percent [...]
by Jon Caldara | 3:57 pm, June 12, 2012
Put down your Dostoyevsky novel and your vodka glass because we’ve got the Issue Paper for you. If you’ve ever wondered about weapons law in Russia, look no further than this Independence Institute Issue Paper titled, “Weapons Laws of the Russian Federation.” If there’s a small space in your heart for the finer things in [...]
by Brian T. Schwartz | 5:30 am, June 12, 2012
“Although health insurers will pay some rebates this year, the cash should be treated as a short-term benefit with a long-term cost. Rebates will likely disappear in the future as the companies become more familiar with the regulation and learn how to game it.” Continue reading →
by Joshua Sharf | 1:54 pm, May 23, 2012
Last night, I posted some audio of lawyers at a loss for words at a panel discussion on religion and government. This morning, I’d like to post another clip from the Q&A, one that I think is particularly revealing about the left’s attitude towards religious liberty. The commenter is Ed Kahn, the lawyer for the [...]
by Joshua Sharf | 1:20 pm, May 14, 2012
In a recent hearing of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said under questioning by U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Committee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., that her agency – despite issuing regulations that will have a profound affect on electricity production in the United States – “doesn’t live in [...]
by Jon Caldara | 11:53 am, May 1, 2012
Each year for the past five years, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has produced an informative bit of research called, “Rich States, Poor States.” In it, an all-star cast of authors (Art Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams) pore through financial data, fiscal policy, regulatory policy, debt ratios, labor policy, legislation and more to [...]
by David K. Williams, Jr. | 11:46 am, April 1, 2012
Freelance writer Erich Bussian posits one of the most out-of-touch, ridiculous and sanctimonious columns in, well, at least a couple of days. (See “Still taking cues from California.”)I hereby nominate this sentence, apparently written without any sens…
by Joshua Sharf | 3:08 pm, February 23, 2012
So far, the LightSquared story has mostly been written as one of the FCC favoring a politically-connected company at the expense of its competition, and that favoritism having resulted in nothing but waste. See, for example, today’s Coffee and Markets podcast on the subject. Their related links (Documents: LightSquared shaping up as the FCC’s Solyndra [...]
by Jon Caldara | 1:52 pm, November 22, 2011
In her newest article for Townhall.com, Amy Oliver asks an important question: can you be an advocate for the poor AND for “green” energy simultaneously? Her answer is: absolutely not.
Poverty rates have been rising over the last decade. Even in states like ours that claim to be renewable energy meccas.
…Colorado, home of the New Energy [...]
by Joshua Sharf | 10:39 am, October 27, 2011
As many of you know, I’m completing a year’s sojourn here in Omaha, the midwestern town with a decidedly western sensibility. (Don’t believe me? Check out the River City Rodeo sometime.) I’ve been doing web development for Werner Enterprises, one of the country’s larger trucking firms, but having dabbled in finance, I also always take [...]« go back — keep looking »
- PPC Training for Activists
UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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