Message from the Publisher – J. Stanley Marshall
JMI lost a great friend with the untimely death of Jerry Lundquist.
From the Editor’s Desk
Why our readers are receiving a combined Winter/Spring issue of The Journal.
Letters to the Editor
Readers sound off on property taxes and property insurance.
California, Here We Come? – J. Robert McClure
The Golden State’s dysfunctional government is no role model for the Sunshine State.
Technology + Transparency = More Accountability – Grover Norquist
Now it’s easier for governments to let taxpayers see where their money goes.
Spending or Results? What Ought to Count in Education – Liam Julian
In the absence of reliable data, advocates use and abuse dubious statistics.
Why Term Limits Are Needed – George Blumel
Bringing fresh faces into the political process allows for fresh ideas.
Why Term Limits Cause Problems – Rep. Dan Gelber
Forcing out experienced lawmakers has weakened, not strengthened, the Legislature.
How Florida Can Reduce Its Transportation Deficit – Doug Callaway
The private sector can be part of the solution for Florida’s infrastructure problems.
Canada’s Healthcare Lesson: No Rx for Fear of Freedom – Susan K. Riggs
Note to political posers: Access to a waiting list isn’t the same as access to health care.
The Cult of Global Warming – Robert “Jake” Bebber
Beware of the quasi-religious fervor of those purporting to save us from climate change.
The Sorrow and the P.I.T.I. in Florida’s Housing Market – Robert F. Sanchez
Government meddling is killing the American dream of home ownership.
Limited Government Relies on Personal Responsibility – John Scott Clendinen
Government expands its reach when individuals fail to exert self-control.
An Ally in the Fight Against Judicial Activism – Chris Sprowls
The Federalist Society defends the Constitution’s authors’ original intent.
A Personal Remembrance of Intellectual Soulmates: Buckley, Ekirch, and Goldwater – Thomas V. DiBacco
The noted historian discusses the influence of three leading conservatives.
The Education Morass: Overcoming the Stalemate in American Education – Reviewed by J. Stanley Marshall
The reviewer praises Myron Lieberman’s book as “one of the more compelling critiques of public education that I’ve read in many years.”