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  • Protecting Workers' Paychecks from Union Raids

    Posted on April 14, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Darcy Olsen

    If you’ve ever signed up for a magazine subscription, cable TV, or purchased something from an infomercial, you’ve probably encountered the automatic renewal process. After the initial subscription period ends, some companies continue charging you until you jump through myriad time-consuming hoops. And you may never get your money back.

  • Malkin: The Obamacare Hydra

    Posted on March 23, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Michelle Malkin

    The Hydra was a mythical swamp beast whose multiple heads grew back after being severed. Obamacare is a real Washington monster whose countless hidden bureaucracies keep sprouting forth even after they're rooted out. As soon as combatants lop off one of the law's unconstitutional agencies, another takes its place.

  • The Coming Medical Ethics Crisis

    Posted on March 15, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Jeffrey A. Singer

    For the past several years, the medical profession has been undergoing a disturbing transformation. The process was begun by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to control exploding Medicare costs, and was accelerated by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. As a surgeon in practice for over 30 years, I have witnessed this transformation firsthand. I fear that my profession will soon abandon its traditional code of ethics and adopt one more suited to veterinarians.

  • Will: Union business, on the taxpayers' dime

    Posted on March 15, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: George Will

    Sal DiCiccio says he’s sorry. It is, he says, no excuse that the complex labor contracts that he, as a member of the city council, voted to ratify for city employees were presented to the council less than a week before the vote. He says he should have seen that the contracts contain some indefensible, not to mention unconstitutional, provisions, such as those pertaining to “release time.”

  • AZ Week: Protect Employees or Cut Red Tape?

    Posted on March 05, 2012 | Type: In the News

    “What does it take to discipline a government worker?," asked Mark Flatten, an investigative journalist for the Goldwater Institute. He reported and wrote the influential piece. "What we found is there is a litany of rules, regulations, statutes, in some cases union contracts that make it very difficult, very time consuming, very expensive,” Flatten said in an Arizona Week interview.

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