Archive for June, 2012

Here are the three most important things you need to know in the wake of the Supeme Court’s decision on The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare:

1. Government is still unlimited.

2. Mitt Romney is still lame.

3. Health care costs will still soar.

For more details, go to http://reason.com/blog/2012/06/29/3-essential-takeaways-from-the-obamacare

via 3 Big Takeaways From Obamacare Decision – YouTube.

via "A Principled Prescription for America's Health: The Perspective of a Doctor-Turned-Lawmaker" – YouTube.

President Obama personally inserted himself into the Fast & Furious gun walking scandal after he extended executive privilege over certain DOJ documentation. Was the Fast & Furious a botched scandal, or a deliberate effort to undermine the Second Amendment? Find out as Bill Whittle explores the ideological motives behind the Fast & Furious scandal.

via Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Follow the Ideology – YouTube.

Washington, D.C. “is basically a parasitic economy,” says author and Weekly Standard Senior Editor Andrew Ferguson. “It sucks up the money from the rest of the country and puts people to work here.”In a recent Time magazine article titled “Bubble on the Potomac,” Ferguson argues that D.C.-area residents are growing ever richer at the expense of the rest of the country, which has created a cultural disconnect that results in bad laws.Ferguson sat down with ReasonTV Correspondent Kennedy to discuss his article, and the various ways in which D.C.’s riches are hurting the nation.Ferguson is also the author of Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College and Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe’s America. For more on those books and the author, visit http://www.andrewfergusonbooks.com/.

“I think there’s every reason to believe that Seattle will be the capital of social entrepreneurship in the next ten years,” says Brian Howe, an adjunct professor at Seattle School of Law and founder of Hub Seattle , which rents space to social entrepreneurs.

Reason.tv sat down with Howe and Michael “Luni” Libes, a “serial entrepreneur” who has helped build five technology start-ups, to talk about #SocEnt Weekendan an event modeled on the very popular Startup Weekend that endeavors to offer an environment for entrepreneurs to collaborate and bring their ideas to fruition.

Libes and Howe discussed the idea of the “social enterprise,” which involves using for-profit enterprise to solve social problems.

“Business men and women think about, ‘How am I going to take this small thing and create leverage? How is this going to scale?’” said Howe.

via Will Seattle Become the Capital of Social Entrepreneurship? – YouTube.

UP OR DOWN? – YouTube.


MSNBC’s Chris Hayes says he’s “uncomfortable” with calling fallen soldiers “heroes.” Elon Musk just flew a module to the Space Station. Bill uses these two Memorial Day weekend examples to show that decline, like progress, is a CHOICE. Which will it be? Up or Down?

Abandon Ship: Democrats Unanimously Reject Obama's Budget – YouTube.

Obama’s budget did not receive a single vote in the Senate—not even from Democrats. Debt and deficits continue to mount. Is there any hope for America’s balance sheet? Find out on this Front Page with Allen Barton, Elan Journo, and Terry Jones.