Saturday, October 31, 2009
Obama is signing an order allowing immigrants and travelers with HIV to once again visit the country. The ban was instituted in the Reagan administration, likely due to the association of AIDS with homosexuals, so it seems that the overturning of the ban may be a symbolic victory for the LGBT community. More importantly, however it ends a longstanding discriminatory policy against those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Just an interesting story for discussion.
John Stossel writes an interesting piece on Elinor Ostrom (the most recent and first female of the Nobel Prize for Economics). Her studies seem to indicate that, contrary to widespread belief, that common property is not inherently poorly managed, and that collective users may manage resources better than the government in such situations.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Los Angeles law enforcement officials are planning to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries, in a move that will likely close hundreds of stores and may regulate the business out of existence.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Whatever Obama says tonight in 'support' of gay rights, can we consider it meaningful? He has shown no real desire to support this minority thus far, so why should we (or for that matter, the organization that invited him to speak) feel that this will change?
Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is, admittedly, ridiculous. However, it is interesting to note that some diplomatic progress has been made on the Iranian nukes issue in the past few weeks.