Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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The Truth About Armed Guards in Schools
Maureen Martin, senior fellow for legal affairs at The Heartland Institute, discusses the truth about armed guards in schools with Heartland’s Jim Lakely. Get the podcast here.
The Privacy ‘Crisis’
Author and consultant Larry Downes discusses his latest paper, published by the Cato Institute, titled “A Rational Response to the Privacy ‘Crisis.’” Hint: He tells Jim Lakely that our digital privacy is not in crisis, and he has some interesting ideas on how it will be protected in the future. Get the podcast here.
States Looking to End Income Taxes
North Carolina . . . Nebraska . . . Louisiana . . . governors and top lawmakers in these and other states have recently announced their desire to roll back and even end personal and corporate income taxes. Brian Balfour of the Civitas Institute in North Carolina explains why this is happening now, and how such moves would benefit people and businesses. Get the podcast here.
Obamacare: Insurance Premiums on the Rise
Heartland Research Fellow for Health Care Policy Benjamin Domenech, a regular panelist on Glenn Beck’s network TheBlaze, discusses how Obamacare is increasing your insurance premiums. Get the podcast here.
Strong Growth Depends On Sound Money
Ralph Benko of thegoldstandardnow.org and americanprinciplesproject.org scoffs at the notion of the federal government minting trillion dollar coins to avoid the debt ceiling, and explains how sound money can bring greater peace and prosperity. Get the podcast here.
Group Work Not Very Productive
Collaboration and group work are all the rage in education right now. But research indicates people do their best work individually. One of the latest such studies comes from the Netherlands, and was recently published in the European Journal of Social Psychology. Bernard Nijstad, a professor at the University of Groningen and one of the study’s coauthors, joins the podcast to discuss why teachers should be very careful about how they assign group projects and why parents should not accept an emphasis on “collaboration,” “group projects,” and “group work” in their kids’ schools. Get the podcast here.