Friday, August 20, 2010

Cruising the Web

Noah Pollak is exactly right. It's time for the U.S. to reverse the Obama decision to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council. It's a joke and really just a screen for some of the world's worst human rights abusers to bash Israel.

States are showing more sense
than our Democratic federal politicians. They're not spending the newest stimulus boost on hiring new teachers for whom the spending won't last more than a year. They're going to spend it on other expenses in their budget and not rehire the teachers they had already let go.

Here's a reform I could endorse. The new president of the NCAA expresses interest in a new rule whereby high school players could go directly into the NBA draft, but if they choose to go to college, they'll have to stay in college a set period of time before they would be eligible to be drafted. Now, if only the NBA would go along with this.

Not only is the administration not fulfilling its promise to close Gitmo, they can't even get agreement in how much it will cost to buy the abandoned prison in Thomson, Illinois. Illinois' asking price for the federal government to buy the facility is $50 million than what Obama asked Congress to budget for both the purchase and upgrade funding.

John Lott explains why, according to the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. is in a worse financial shape than Greece.

Here's a question worth pondering: what does more to help society - massive philanthropy from billionaires or having them plow more money back into building up businesses and employing people?

It is not a good sign
when Illinois voters say they would be negatively influenced if a candidate was endorsed by Obama. If they don't like any more in his home state, how bad must it be in the rest of the country?