Daily Archives: March 16, 2012


The Candlemakers’ Petition, Frédéric Bastiat 1

The text source: http://bastiat.org/en/petition.html A PETITION From the Manufacturers of Candles, Tapers, Lanterns, sticks, Street Lamps, Snuffers, and Extinguishers, and from Producers of Tallow, Oil, Resin, Alcohol, and Generally of Everything Connected with Lighting. To the Honourable Members of the Chamber of Deputies. Open letter to the French Parliament, originally published in 1845 (Note of […]


Afghan leader blasts US over probe into shootings

Source: http://www.centurylink.net By DEB RIECHMANN and AMIR SHAH KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Warning he’s at the “end of the rope” over civilian casualties, Afghanistan’s president angrily accused the U.S. of not sharing information about how an American soldier allegedly shot and killed 16 Afghans in two villages. The incident has reverberated through the already complicated […]


Nationalizing Education

Source: http://blog.heritage.org By Lindsey Burke Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently said that the idea that the Obama Administration is working to implement national standards and tests “is a conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” Duncan can deny that the federal government is on the verge of creating a national curriculum—an unprecedented federal overreach—but as George […]