On Saturday, the Shreveport Times ran an op-ed coauthored by Kevin Kane of the Pelican Institute and Mark Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation. They note that the Bayou State has the highest incarceration rate per capita in the United States, and an address of criminal justice reform is overdue.
In contrast to the state’s vision for the UMC, Kaufman Ellis determines that “UMC, as currently envisioned, is materially larger than is supportable.”
Academics are raising concerns over parallels between events leading up to the housing crisis and the current state of the higher education system. Concerns are over the costs of a college education rising as a result of lax lending standards and artificially low interest rates for government subsidized loans.
Commentary: Obama’s Deficit Reduction Speech Illustrates Fundamental Misunderstanding of America’s Fiscal Woes
As long as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid remain intact, our national debt will be perilous. Additionally, any recovery strategy predicated on tax hikes and increased spending will be a failed one.