October 26, 2012
Increasingly, public opinion surveys are being used to shape our views rather than simply record them. And the real problem comes when the media allows it to happen.
October 18, 2012
OLYMPIA --The Freedom Foundation announced today it will not appeal a lower court ruling issued last month in a case disputing whether the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows city officials to remove political signs from a citizens private property.
October 17, 2012
"Class warfare is a form of bigotry"
That's the first line in a Forbes article by fellow free enterprise proponent, John Tillman. Tillman is the CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, which you may have heard of as they were in the center of the Chicago teacher's union strike.
October 02, 2012
The Freedom Foundation's Informed Voter Guide had to go back for a second printing thanks to dozens of dedicated volunteers who distributed more than 40,000 copies of the Guide all around Washington State. Together with 455,663 copies distributed in local newspapers, the print version of the Informed Voter Guide has reached nearly half-a-million people. And the online version is taking our reach even farther--you can access and share the Informed Voter Guide online at www.Inf...Read more here
September 28, 2012
WEA and SEIU have reported giving nearly a quarter of a million dollars to fight parent choice on the November ballot. Visible funding is the tip of the iceberg on union electioneering.
September 12, 2012
A District Court questionnaire apparently thinks my ability to serve as a juror has more to do with my ethnicity than my objectivity
August 27, 2012
Last week, the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC), the Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG), Allied Daily Newspapers of Washington and Washington Newspapers Publishers Association joined together and filed an amicus ("friend of the court") brief in the case Freedom Foundation v. Gregoire.
August 21, 2012
Contrary to what politicians and road signs would have you believe, public-sector jobs simply confiscate investment capital that could be used to grow the economy and pay it out to a hand-picked contractor
July 31, 2012
This evening, the Freedom Foundation will host a Friedman Day reception at Columbia Towers in Seattle. The event honors the late Milton and Rose Friedman and their contribution to promoting free markets.
July 31, 2012
On the celebrated economist's 100th birthday, permit me to revive a blog I wrote (under a pen name) on the occasion of his death in 2006
July 19, 2012
In the real world, companies fail every day and their owners learn from their mistakes. Why can't governments do the same?
July 12, 2012
The Americans for Tax Reform Foundation (ATR) announced today that 2012’s national Cost of Government Day will fall this Sunday on July 15th. This means that the average worker has to work 197 days of the year to pay for their share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by local, state, and national government.
June 29, 2012
This is the last of five posts serializing an article from the July issue of Living Liberty. Each has featured a suggestion to help children, and adults as well, refocus on the importance of freedom and the ever-difficult task of preserving it and passing it on to future generations. We hope you have found these posts helpful, and that you enjoy a very happy and meaningful Independence Day next week.
June 28, 2012
The best way to preserve threatened and endangered species is to engage communities and create collaboration.
Legislators who want to protect a species should seek out ways to bring together seemingly disparate groups and
individuals around that goal.
June 28, 2012
To help you get ready for next week, we are posting excerpts from "Helping Children (and Adults) Discover America" from our forthcoming issue of Living Liberty (become a Freedom Foundation member, the subscription is included). Remember: nothing we do today will determine our future more than how we shape the next generation.
June 27, 2012
This is the third in a five-part series on "Helping Children (and Adults) Discover America," a feature story from July's Living Liberty (join the Freedom Foundation to receive Living Liberty ever month).
June 25, 2012
The July issue of Living Liberty will feature some ideas about how to help children (and adults) discover American exceptionalism. This week, I'll run each of the five ideas. Feel free to add your own in the comments, and let us know what you do to make Independence Day 2012 meaningful for you and yours.
June 21, 2012
Washingtons budget is safe for now; the state should be in the black this year and legislators should avoid a special session until at least September. Still, the states miniscule ending fund balance and large downside risks make further budget woes likely.
June 19, 2012
State Senator Adam Kline resigned the Sunshine Committee after losing a vote to prevent it from discussing an issue related to election integrity. In doing so and in subsequent comments, he has accused the Freedom Foundation and anyone who favors secure elections of being part of a grand scheme to disenfranchise voters. These accusations are serious and seriously absurd.