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  • War on Science

    04/11/2018 8:32:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | John Stossel
    We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science." But John Tierney, who's written about science for The New York Times for 25 years and now writes for the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, told me in my latest online video, "The real war on science is the one from the left." Really? Conservatives are more likely to be creationists -- denying evolution. "Right," says Tierney. "But creationism doesn't affect the way science is done." What about President George W. Bush banning government funding of stem cell research? "He didn't stop stem cell research,"...
  • An animated Jeb Bush impresses New York audience

    05/14/2014 7:22:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 5/13/14 | Alex Leary
    Jeb Bush gave an impassioned speech before New York's top political donors, casting immigration reform as a way to grow the economy, warning of a declining American Dream and pressing back on Common Core critics. "We cannot go back and dumb down our standards," Bush said at a Manhattan Institute dinner at Cipriani, across from Grand Central Station.
  • TARP’s Shadow: Why Tea Partiers won’t listen to the establishment, even as a debt crisis looms

    07/15/2011 10:44:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies
    City Journal ^ | 15 July 2011 | Nicole Gelinas
    On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a warning on the debt-ceiling hike. “Let’s get on with writing the bill,” she said. “I don’t need to see markets drop 400 points. But Republicans may need to see markets drop 400 points.” Pelosi remembers September 2008, when the House, then controlled by the Democrats, initially voted against the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Stocks plunged 778 points. Only after her caucus felt the visceral terror of an impending depression was Pelosi able to cobble together votes to counter Republican opposition. If the House goes to the wire this time, there will...
  • Anthraxing New York - Government-controlled vaccine development has left us scarily vulnerable.

    11/27/2009 1:53:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 653+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2009 | Peter W. Huber
    Socialized medicine’s finest hour arrived on October 16, 1975, by the marshes of Bhola Island off the coast of Bangladesh. There, in the frame of three-year-old Rahima Banu, the World Health Organization finally cornered smallpox, the most dreadful killer on the planet. Then as now, there was no known cure for the highly contagious smallpox, but vaccinating others on Bhola Island kept the virus from skipping to new human hosts, and little Rahima was the last one left. We have been slouching down the road to pharmaceutical serfdom ever since. Where that has left us will become clear one windless...
  • Health Care Here And Over There

    08/12/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 788+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 12, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Reform: If the world's most famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, is a shining example of British health care, how is it that others in the U.K. are repeatedly denied critical care and medicine?In commenting on efforts to overhaul American's health care system, we have tried to pull back the curtain and pay attention to those trying to clone the systems of Canada and Britain. But supporters of government-run health care frequently ignore some of the less-pleasant facts. Much has been made of this statement in one of our Aug. 3 editorials: "People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance...
  • The Surest Path Back to Prosperity

    11/14/2008 5:48:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 954+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2008-11-15 | George W. Bush
    As we have seen in recent months, financial turmoil anywhere in the world affects economies everywhere in the world. And so this weekend I'm going to host a Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy with leaders from developed and developing nations that account for nearly 90% of the world economy. The leaders attending this weekend's meeting agree on a clear purpose -- to address the current crisis, and to lay the foundation for reforms that will help prevent a similar crisis in the future. This crisis did not develop overnight, and it's not going to be solved overnight....
  • The Rise of the Religious Left

    11/28/2007 8:29:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 110+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 16, 2007 | Steven Malanga
    Everyone knows the potent force of the Christian right in American politics. But since the mid-1990s, an increasingly influential religious movement has arisen on the left, mostly escaping the national press's notice. This new religious left does not expend its political energies on the cultural concerns that primarily motivate conservative evangelicals. Instead, working mostly at the state and local level, and often in lockstep with unions, its ministers, priests, rabbis, and laity exert a major, sometimes decisive, influence in campaigns to enforce a "living wage," to help unions organize, and to block the expansion of nonunionized businesses like Wal-Mart. The...
  • Manhattan Institute Makes an Apology, After Club Expels Press From a Lunch (for Bloomie & Jeb Bush)

    11/14/2007 9:50:59 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 269+ views
    NY Sun ^ | November 14, 2007 | GRACE RAUH
    There were red faces at the Manhattan Institute, after the Union Club ejected reporters from an awards lunch in its Upper East Side clubhouse where they had been invited to hear Mayor Bloomberg and the former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speak yesterday. After guests were served a lunch of roasted potatoes, stuffed chicken, and mixed vegetables, staff members of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, which was hosting the event and publicized it to members of the press, told reporters they needed to leave at the behest of club officials. "The police are right outside. If you don't leave...
  • Conservative think tank lends helping hand to Giuliani

    03/29/2007 11:57:32 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 194 replies · 334+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | March 29, 2007 | William Douglas
    In his drive to be the first politician to go from City Hall to the White House, Republican Rudolph Giuliani is being schooled on issues by a conservative think tank that helped him dramatically reshape New York City's public policy during his mayoralty. Giuliani is once again leaning on the expertise of the Manhattan Institute, a conservative brain factory. It was founded nearly 30 years ago by Antony Fisher, who was a mentor to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and a friend to Reagan administration CIA chief William Casey. Before Giuliani's first successful mayoral run in 1993, he sat...
  • Think tank helps Giuliani set his agenda (1998)

    01/03/2007 11:21:20 AM PST · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 387+ views
    Manhattan Institute ^ | February 22, 1998 | Fred Kaplan
    NEW YORK – Another sign of how much New York has changed: The most influential source of political ideas is a conservative think tank that was founded by Margaret Thatcher's mentor and Ronald Reagan's spymaster. Manhattan Institute president Lawrence Mone (left) with Myron Magnet, editor of the Institute’s influential magazine City Journal. The Manhattan Institute was a speck on the margins of the city's political landscape when it opened in 1978, promoting the un-New Yorkerish notions of free-market economics, conservative values and the dismantling of the welfare state.Now, 20 years later, it dominates political discussions and helps set the agenda....
  • Fair Is Fair; Don’t Cloud the Immigration Issue

    08/26/2006 6:59:03 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 18 replies · 244+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/26/06 | Purple Mountains
    As all of you know from previous articles here, I want illegal immigration stopped. I want a fence built, I want a ten-fold increase in the Border Patrol, I want employers deliberately hiring illegals put in jail – and then I want put in place a fair program of earned citizenship – fair to the illegals here and fair to those who entered by playing by the rules. However, to be completely fair about this issue, and in response to Pat Buchanan’s recent book, “State of Emergency” (I think Pat Buchanan gives conservatism a bad name), I present the following
  • GOP favors temporary worker plan( Whaaaat! Alert - Laredo, TX)

    10/18/2005 6:10:07 PM PDT · by devane617 · 32 replies · 773+ views
    Laredo Morning Star ^ | 10/18/2005 | EUNICE MOSCOSO
    A majority of Republican voters favor an immigration plan that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for temporary work visas and have a path to permanent residency, a poll released Monday found. The poll suggests that the party's rank-and-file are not divided on immigration the way their leaders in Congress are, said GOP pollster Ed Goeas, president of The Tarrance Group, which conducted the survey. "Republican voters are, in fact, not split on this," he said. "It is clear that (they) strongly favor a comprehensive immigration reform plan that combines the stick of tighter borders and tougher enforcement with the...
  • Child Poverty and Welfare Reform: Stay the Course (Study)

    12/19/2004 1:52:35 AM PST · by Stoat · 1,327+ views
    The Manhattan Institute ^ | December 17, 2004 | June E. O’Neill and Sanders Korenman
        Civic Report No. 44 December 2004 Child Poverty and Welfare Reform: Stay the Course by June E. O’Neill and Sanders KorenmanExecutive SummaryIn 1996, the public debate over welfare reform included dire predictions that new work requirements and restrictions on lifetime benefits would thrust millions of children into poverty and leave a lasting stain on the nation’s conscience. Eight years later, with welfare reauthorization pending in Congress, those predictions have proven unfounded.There is now broad agreement that welfare reform worked—as demonstrated by the large declines in both welfare rolls and child poverty since 1996. But evidence for a...
  • Are Drug Price Controls Good for Your Health? (Short answer: No!)

    12/06/2004 5:44:37 PM PST · by Stoat · 1 replies · 251+ views
    The Manhattan Institute ^ | December 6, 2004 | John A. Vernon, Rexford E. Santerre, and Carmelo Giaccotto
      Are Drug Price Controls Good for Your Health? John A. Vernon, Rexford E. Santerre, and Carmelo GiaccottoCenter for Healthcare and Insurance Studies, University of Connecticut, School of Business Executive SummaryNow that the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 provides senior citizens with drug insurance coverage beginning in 2006, several political and special-interest groups have expressed the opinion that the Medicare program should use its immense bargaining power to negotiate prices directly with drug manufacturers. While the MMA, as enacted, forbids such direct negotiation, a modification allowing direct Medicare negotiation is now under consideration. Specifically,...
  • Taking Dictation from the ACLU: A case study in anti-Patriot Act propaganda

    10/13/2004 12:09:05 AM PDT · by Stoat · 5 replies · 320+ views
    The Manhattan Institute ^ | October 18, 2004 | Heather Mac Donald
    Taking Dictation from the ACLU A case study in anti-Patriot Act propaganda. October 18, 2004 By Heather Mac Donald IMAGINE THE New York Times writing a damning article about the Clinton administration's tax policies cribbed exclusively from a Heritage Foundation press release. Can't do it, can you? How about the Gray Lady recycling ACLU misinformation about the Patriot Act without any additional research? This time, no need to imagine anything: Both the New York Times and the Washington Post did exactly that recently and thereby published a tissue of fabrication. Both papers issued tight-lipped corrections the next day, but...
  • No Comparison: Jay P. Greene on the truth about charter schools

    08/20/2004 12:22:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 16 replies · 411+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | August 19, 2004 | Jay P. Greene
    Mr.Greene is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Education Research Office. Buried in a new report by the U.S. Department of Education is a comparison claiming to show that charter schools — independently run public schools free from many restrictions — have lower average test scores than regular public schools. A front page New York Times story, put together with the help of America’s second-largest teachers union, recently trumpeted this previously obscure statistic. But the original report buried the finding for a very good reason. Such a broad comparison between charter schools and regular public schools is sheer nonsense....
  • Our Islamic Fifth Column (written 2001 in the UK)

    06/06/2004 5:14:20 AM PDT · by dennisw · 16 replies · 250+ views
    city journal ^ | autumn 2001 | Farrukh Dhondy
    City Journal Our Islamic Fifth Column Farrukh Dhondy Autumn 2001 My first name gives rise to confusion. It’s a common Muslim name, so people I meet, or who read my byline, assume that I am of the faith. Most recently, in response to a column I write for an Indian paper, in which I confessed to having met a few terrorists in my time and attempted to analyze their limited grasp of the world, I received a lot of hate mail. Some of the e-mailers clearly thought I was a Muslim apostate and reminded me that the penalty for that...
  • New Forms of School Choice: The Real McKays

    12/23/2003 9:27:08 PM PST · by bdeaner · 219+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | 12/17/03 | Robert Holland
    New Forms of School Choice: The Real McKaysSchool Choice Forces Emboldened by Recent String of Judicial and Legislative Victories By Robert Holland Printer Friendly   Email a Friend The fastest-growing voucher program in the land is the McKay Scholarship, which three years ago emerged in the choice-friendly climate of Florida. As of July 2003, more than 9,200 Florida special-education students were using McKays to attend private schools equipped to accommodate them. (Special education is education lingo for  individualized instruction developed  to meet the needs of each student judged to have a disability.) McKays predate the June 2002 Zelman decision. But the...