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Topic - Manhattan Institute
The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (renamed in 1981 from the International Center for Economic Policy Studies) is a conservative, market-oriented think tank established in New York City in 1978 by Antony Fisher and William J. Casey, with its headquarters at 52 Vanderbilt Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. They describe their mission as to "develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility". The Institute, known for its advocacy of free market-based solutions to policy problems, supports and publicizes research on the economy, energy, education, health care, welfare reform, the legal system, crime reduction, and urban life, among others. Their message is communicated through books, articles, interviews, speeches, op-eds, and through the institute's quarterly publication City Journal, targeted at policymakers, politicians, scholars, and journalists. - Source: Wikipedia
The Obama administration promised to have the Obamacare website working smoothly by Saturday, but even President Obama knows this latest deadline is another target that his team is likely to miss.
Pressures that families face formed a thread running through talks during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference. The issues, from addictions to absent fathers, premarital births to depression, are well known to those who study family challenges.
With passions running high over the fate of Obamacare, President Obama said Thursday there's "no widespread evidence" his national health care program is hurting jobs, even as the administration announced another delay in implementing the law.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Obamacare is going to make health care unaffordable to a shockingly large number of poor people - many of them single and childless.
Once again, the White House is trotting out the "Great Gatsby Curve." That's surprising given the extensive criticism it drew from scholars on both the left and the right when it was unveiled last year by Alan Krueger, the outgoing chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Americans who grew weary of the "war on women" meme in the 2012 election may want to take a deep breath: The issue may loom even larger in 2016, an influential social critic told a Capitol Hill symposium.
President Obama and the Democrats still don't get it. They laid down their budget markers this week, seeking to impose nearly $1 trillion in new taxes on an economy that's still struggling to get back on its feet.
Congressional Republicans Thursday stepped up their criticism of the Obama administration over what they say is a free pass being given to defense companies facing major layoffs from looming federal spending cuts.
President Obama is on the verge of completing his socialist revolution. Remarkably, he is about to be aided and abetted by some Republicans -- including leaders of the Tea Party. Who says politics doesn't make for strange bedfellows?
Californians take pride in the notion that everything in America starts here — the music, the clothes, the food, the fun and games of the celebrity culture. Now California is showing the nation something else, a view from the bottom of the fiscal cliff. Life from Gruesome Gulch, you might say.
Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse — the locomotive — to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipelines stall and existing lines can't keep up with demand.
The effort to rein in lawsuit abuse in the United States is a bit like the old arcade game "Whack-a-Mole." Just when you knock down one abuse, another pops up. This frustrating dynamic is the result of the creativity and political savvy of the class action and mass-tort trial bar -- whom we at the Manhattan Institute call Trial Lawyers, Inc.
It's the time of the year when children's smiles begin to look a little pinched. You can feel it when you walk through any school-supplies store. While the colored pencils and lunchboxes on display evoke memories of "the good times," they also spark memories of all that filler work, the spelling and grammar exercises, multiplication tables and the dates of the Revolutionary War.
Conservative commentators and think tanks have rushed in recent days to the defense of embattled journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley, who was fired from her job as a blogger with the widely respected Chronicle of Higher Education for questioning the value of black-studies programs.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may have a cure-all for health care reform as the Supreme Court hears arguments about the constitutionality of the law on Monday.