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Monthly Archives: June 2013

In March, I wrote this entry to Bastiat’s Bastions in response to Jindal’s proposal to hike state cigarette taxes.  My critique was not so about raising tobacco taxes or not, but suggesting that the Louisiana Department of Revenue had done a poor job in estimating the effects of such taxes on state revenues, as I […]

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius called for a review of the policy determining how transplantable lungs are allocated to those on waiting lists for donor lungs.  You can read about it and the case of 10 year old Sarah Murnaghan who has end-stage cystic fibrosis in this CBS news story from today. […]

Recently, the Baton Rouge Advocate ran this story about the Mississippi River by Bob Marshall, a story that was originally published in The Lens.  The issue is that all along the Mississippi, people in different states want to use the water from the Mississippi for many various projects.  In some states, water is diverted from […]

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