“Seminoles Decide”

Posted 10/25/2012
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By Keith Leslie, JMI Intern, Senior in Economics at Florida State University Posted Thursday, September 20, 2012 In the midst of the election season, one Florida State University (FSU) graduate student is taking steps to give students the tools they need to become informed voters. Josh Humphries, who’s seeking a master’s degree in Applied American …

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Atlas Shrugged Twice

Posted 10/23/2012
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By Kayla Westbrook, JMI Intern, Florida State University Senior in Political Science & Economics Posted October 23, 2012 On October 15, The James Madison Institute (JMI) hosted a private screening of the new film, Atlas Shrugged: Part 2.  As part of the Institute’s “Madison Movie Nights,” the theater was nearly full to capacity with Tallahassee …

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More Money, Less Accountability

Posted 09/21/2012
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Dr. Robert McClure, JMI President & CEO Jake Tuttle, JMI Intern & Florida State University Junior in Political Science & Economics In a time of horrific budget deficits, the last thing a financially troubled school district needs is a disruptive strike by employees demanding more money and less accountability. Yet that’s exactly what the Chicago …

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Young Voters Opting Out?

Posted 09/20/2012
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By Keith Leslie, JMI Intern, Senior in Economics at Florida State University Posted September 20, 2012 Election Day is now less than two months away. Both major political parties have held their national conventions, officially nominated their candidates, and presented their platforms to the American people. Despite the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties, …

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Remember the [Lesson of the] Alamo

Posted 09/18/2012
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By Bob Sanchez, JMI Policy Director Posted September 18, 2012 Sometimes Texans must be kicking themselves right on their stylishly booted shins. For one brief moment in history, the Republic of Texas existed as an independent nation under the iconic Lone Star flag. So, as today’s Texans might ruefully imagine, had their ancestors not agreed …

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Chicago’s Teachers Union Puts Pupils First…Not!

Posted 09/12/2012
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By Dr. J. Robert McClure, President & CEO of The James Madison Institute Posted September 12, 2012 The public’s reaction to the Chicago teacher’s strike, which has shut down the nation’s third-largest school district, has included the calumny that these unionized teachers don’t care about kids. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just consider …

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A Tale of Two Capital Cities

Posted 08/23/2012
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By Bob Sanchez, JMI Policy Director Posted August 23, 2012 The capital cities of Florida and California have a few things in common besides being a seat of state government. Both are college towns, and both are the temporary home of governors – Florida’s Rick Scott and California’s Jerry Brown – who are, shall we …

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Florida, Towards Transparency!

Posted 08/07/2012
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By JMI President/CEO Bob McClure III, Ph.d., and JMI Researcher John Seibler Today Florida lags many other states in governmental transparency. The relatively low ranking is doubly embarrassing because that’s a category in which the “Government in the SunshineState” ought to be a national leader. Although there has been some progress, much remains to be …

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IRS Olympic Thievery

Posted 08/02/2012
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By John-Michael Seibler JMI Intern, Boston University Philosophy Graduate, & Washington & Lee School of Law J.D. Candidate Posted August 2, 2012 The IRS should get a gold medal for stealing stuff. Only the medal should be made of frustration and resentment and worn like Sam Coleridge’s Albatross. Their most recent exposition of fatuous criminality …

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Spinning Tea Cups in Aurora

Posted 07/26/2012
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By Bob Sanchez, JMI Policy Director & John-Michael Seibler, JMI Intern, Graduate of Boston University in Philosophy, & J.D. Candidate at Washington & Lee School of Law Posted July 26, 2012 “Much of the media, for varying motives and in varying degrees, either voluntarily accords unique publicity to [those who would attack the American free …

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