2009 Front Range Objectivism Media Output

 Posted by on 5 January 2010 at 2:00 pm  Activism
Jan 052010

In 2009, Front Range Objectivism (FRO) had another successful year with respect to activism and publishing.

In particular, FRO members published the following at the regional and national level:

Articles: 3
OpEds: 57
LTEs: 48

Some of the topics covered include the financial crisis, health care, gun control, environmentalism, free speech, and government regulation.

The majority of this writing was done by people working in their spare time, in addition to their day jobs.

This list does not include numerous citations and interviews in local and national media, participation in Tea Party events, letters to elected officials, and blogging.

I’d like to thank my fellow FRO activists for their hard work this past year.

The detailed list of our published output includes the following:

Articles: 3

Ari Armstrong, “Lest We Be Doomed to Repeat It: A Survey of Amity Shlaes’s History of the Great Depression”, The Objective Standard, Spring 2009.

Monica Hughes, “A Brief History of U.S. Farm Policy and the Need for Free-Market Agriculture”, The Objective Standard, Summer 2009.

Paul Hsieh, “How the Freedom to Contract Protects Insurability”, The Objective Standard, Fall 2009.

OpEds: 57

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Shut down corporate welfare for tourism”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/5/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Universal healthcare and the waistline police”, Christian Science Monitor, 1/7/2009. (Also redistributed to ABC News, Yahoo News and multiple local newspapers.)

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Obamanomics threaten economic recovery”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/19/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Free Our Beer”, Colorado Daily, 1/25/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Salazar promotes special-interest warfare”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/2/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Obama’s Regulatory Chief Believes in Paternalistic Government”, Pajamas Media, 2/10/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help You Drive”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/16/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Food Thoughts”, Boulder Weekly, 2/19/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “America Doesn’t Need a Health Care Czar”, Washington Examiner, 2/23/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Ayn Rand and the Tea Party Protests”, Pajamas Media, 3/2/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Political Controls Provoke Producers to Go On Strike”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/2/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Beware single-payer health care”, Colorado Daily, 3/8/2009 (also Denver Daily News, 3/9/2009).

Paul Hsieh, “Health Insurance Industry Sells Its Soul to the Devil”, Pajamas Media, 3/22/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Everyone is welcome at Hamburger Mary’s”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/30/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “See you at the Grand Junction Tea Party”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/13/2009.

Lin and Ari Armstrong, After tea, try long, cool drink of liberty”", Grand Junction Free Press, 4/27/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Health Care Reform vs. Universal Health Care”, Pajamas Media, 5/5/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Legislature Passes Job-Killing Bills”, Grand Junction Free Press, 5/11/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Udall’s credit controls punish the responsible”, Colorado Daily, 5/24/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Invasion forces headed for Japan”, Grand Junction Free Press, 5/25/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Are you a conservative or a liberal?”, Grand Junction Free Press, 6/8/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Reject political control of health care”, Grand Junction Free Press, 6/24/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “More poison, not an antidote: Mandating employer health insurance”, Boulder Daily Camera, 6/28/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Politicians Cause Mortgage Meltdown”, Grand Junction Free Press, 7/6/2009

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “DeMint’s health handouts violate liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 7/20/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Hope and change in Harry Potter”, Denver Daily News, 7/22/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Don’t ban or force abortions”, Boulder Weekly, 7/23/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “The Federal Health Care Muggers”, PajamasMedia, 7/24/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “In health debate, left and right need to check premises”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/3/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Rationing inherent in Obamacare”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/14/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “That government is best which protects individual rights”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/17/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Not a health care remedy”, Denver Daily News, 8/21/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Debunking health care reform myths”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/31/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “The Free Market Is Not Another Form of Rationing”, PajamasMedia, 9/2/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Health Care Is Not a Privilege… Nor Is It a Right”, PajamasMedia, 9/8/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Atlas Shrugged relevant for modern times”, Longmont Times-Call, 9/14/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Restore free market to address preexisting conditions”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/14/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Is Your Doctor Getting Ready To Quit”?, PajamasMedia, 9/18/2009. Edited version also appeared as “Health Overhaul Could Force Doctors to Quit”, Health Care News (Heartland Institute), 10/13/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Republican plans for health care reform similar to Obamacare”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/18/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Fifty Ways to Leave Obama”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/28/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Healthcare in Massachusetts: A Warning For America”, Christian Science Monitor, 9/30/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “The Real Stakes”, Denver Post, 10/1/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Pay Your Own Doctors”, Colorado Daily, 10/2/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “James Warner Shares Light of Liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/12/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Radical environmentalists undermine human progress”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/26/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “ObamaCare: A National Version of RomneyCare”, PajamasMedia, 11/2/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Bizarro Health Care ‘Reform’: Expect Less, Pay More”, PajamasMedia, 11/5/2009.

Hannah Krening, “Dissent and Nationalization of Health Care”, Denver Post, 11/8/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “If planet did warm, low-cost tech could cool it”, Grand Junction Free Press, 11/9/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Why we should keep selling low-priced books”, Denver Post, 11/12/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Mafia-Style Health Insurance: An Offer You Can’t Refuse”, Washington Examiner, 11/16/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Environmentalist clowns threatening human life”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 11/20/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “People vote for freedom with their feet and effort”, Grand Junction Free Press, 11/23/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Have a Harry Potter Christmas”, Grand Junction Free Press, 12/7/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “ObamaCare: Tightening the Noose Around Private Health Care”, PajamasMedia, 12/15/2009.

Monica Hughes, “Animal fat, sugar and diabetes”, Denver Post, 12/17/2009.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Ralph Carr shows politicians can stand for liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 12/21/2009.

LTEs: 48

Paul Hsieh, “‘Concierge’ model offers a free-market solution”, Baltimore Sun, 1/2/2009.

Brian Schwartz, ” Come together… right now: It’s the law”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/3/2009.

Gina Liggett, “Science adviser pick is pure politics”, Rocky Mountain News, 1/6/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Economic grief started with Hoover, not FDR”, Denver Post, 1/7/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “New insurance law wastes taxpayer dollars”, Denver Post, 1/7/2009.

Richard Watts, “Let’s try capitalism for a change”, Rocky Mountain News, 1/9/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Year-round Schooling”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/10/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Kefalas readies comprehensive health-care bill”, Northern Colorado Business Report, 1/16/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Government paternalism saps desire to make own decisions”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 1/22/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Medicare For All”, Boulder Daily Camera, 2/7/2009.

Hannah Krening, “The Stimulus Plan”, Denver Post, 2/11/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Single-payer health care has failed in every other country”, Rocky Mountain News, 2/18/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Heads they win, tails we lose”, Rocky Mountain News, 2/19/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “No food stamp soup for you!”, Westworld, 2/19/2009.

Richard Watts, “Lincoln did not value unity above liberty”, Rocky Mountain News, 2/25/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Free market alternatives to zoning”, Boulder Daily Camera, 2/28/2009.

Ari Armstrong, “Legislator’s comments on promiscuous women”, Denver Post, 3/4/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “HB 1256 would aid health coverage”, Denver Business Journal, 3/6/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Ward Churchill”, Boulder Daily Camera, 3/28/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Our Health, and the Health of Insurers”, New York Times, 3/30/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Eliminating the charitable tax deduction”, Denver Post, 3/30/2009.

David Weatherell, “Employee Free Choice Act”, Denver Post, 4/1/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Prepare For More Expensive Medical Insurance”, Boulder Daily Camera, 4/12/2009.

Doug Kreninng, “Denver’s Tea Party”, Denver Post, 4/18/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Drug legalization”, Boulder Daily Camera, 4/19/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Taking guns won’t hike safety”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 4/24/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Don’t Raise Taxes, Legalize Marijuana”, Boulder Daily Camera, 5/16/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Sotomayor for Supreme Court”, Boulder Daily Camera, 5/30/2009.

Anders Ingemarson, “Is Canadian Health Care Better?”, Denver Post, 6/14/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Health Care Reform: Coverage Is Not Care”, Boulder Daily Camera, 6/16/2009.

Hannah Krening, “Time to fight for your rights”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 7/3/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “The Public plan will be the only plan”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/4/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Health Care Systems”, Boulder Dail Camera, 7/18/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Democrats’ health care ‘reform’ would reform nothing”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/25/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Cash For Clunkers”, Boulder Daily Camera, 8/8/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Health Care Debate”, Denver Business Journal, 8/10/2009.

Anders Ingemarson, “The Heart of the Health Care Debate”, Denver Post, 8/19/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Health Care Statistics”, Denver Post, 8/29/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Single payer: rationing both ideas and medicine”, Boulder Daily Camera, 9/5/2009.

Doug Krening, “Health Care Debate Renewed”, Denver Post, 9/13/2009.

Briain Schwartz, “Boulder land use restrictions undermine rights & personal responsibility”, Boulder Daily Camera, 9/18/2009.

Diana Hsieh, “Government’s attempts to stifle speech”, Denver Post, 10/20/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Health care reform and the public option”, Denver Post, 10/30/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “The Incentives Aren’t To Help You”, Wall Street Journal, 11/2/2009.

Gina Liggett, “Governor’s proposal to tax candy and soda”, Denver Post, 11/18/2009.

Brian Schwartz, “Why To Condemn Insurance Companies”, Boulder Daily Camera, 12/5/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “The Climate Science Isn’t Settled”, Wall Street Journal, 12/7/2009.

Paul Hsieh, “Raising Federal Debt Ceiling”, Denver Post, 12/20/2009.

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