Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:
4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT - Justin Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst for Defense Budgeting Policy at The Heritage Foundation: Military Readiness;
4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT - Trey Kovacs: Policy Analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute: Obama's New Overtime Rule;
4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT - Ari Cohn, Legal and Advocacy Officer at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education: Free Speech on College Campuses;
5:00 CDT/6:00 pm EDT - Tzvi Kahn, Senior Policy Analyst at the Foreign…[more]
This is the season of college Commencement speeches — an art form that has seldom been memorable, but has increasingly become toxic in recent times.
Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches. One is shameless self-advertising by people in government, or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities.
In other words, the message is that it is morally superior to be in organizations consuming output produced by others than to be in organizations…
"On May 10, the Arizona Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could provide a roadmap to eliminate a persistent form of government waste in nearly all 50 states.At issue is the practice of union release time, which allows government employees paid time off to conduct union activity unrelated to their job duties or any public purpose. The wasteful practice occurs in a majority of state…[more]