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Why Think Tanks Hire Journalists

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Like a number of other think tanks, the Pelican Institute has decided to hire an investigative journalist. We will elaborate on this in the near future, but in the meantime here is an interesting blog post on the future of journalism (h/t Scott McKay).

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Bobby Jindal on Encouraging Growth in Louisiana

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Bobby Jindal has recently been in the national news for his opposition to the stimulus plan and his threat to reject large portions of the stimulus plan. But he acknowledges that there is a problem with the economy and that government can do something–Back Off. A couple of days ago, […]

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Happy National Sunshine Week!

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The Advocate got it right. In today’s edition, the editorial board published a piece entitled “Let the Sun Shine In,” a call for total transparency in federal and state government. Their appeal comes in light of the National Sunshine Week, held annually March 15 to March 21, which was established […]

Budget

Sen. Vitter’s Op-Ed on the “No-Cost Stimulus Act”

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The $787 billion stimulus plan was rammed through both houses of Congress without giving members of Congress an opportunity to review and debate the 1,071 page bill. In an editorial for Human Events, our own Senator David Vitter and Utah’s Representative Rob Bishop set forth a reasonable plan for a […]

Budget

Mercatus on the Bailout

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“If you liked the speed of the Katrina recovery efforts, you’ll love the efficiency of these ‘shovel-ready’ bailout projects.” –Dan Rothschild In a February 25, 2009 Forbes magazine article, Garett Jones and Dan Rothschild of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University parallel the inadequacy of federal efforts following Hurricane […]