Jan 132012

For calendar year 2011, Front Range Objectivism (FRO) members continued their activism and publishing.

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

Articles: 4
OpEds: 73
LTEs: 24

Some of the topics covered include free speech, economics, health care, energy policy and environmentalism, the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, abortion and “personhood”, foreign policy, and Colorado politics.

For comparison, our total 2010 output was 5 articles, 68 OpEds, and 27 LTEs. (Basically, we wrote more OpEds, and not quite as many articles and LTEs.)

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 TV/radio apperances, talks to community groups, oral and written statements to elected officials, postings to Facebook and Twitter, and blogging.

I’d like to thank my fellow FRO activists for their hard work during 2011. In particular, I’d like to commend Ari Armstrong for being the most prolific writer by a wide margin.

(If I have inadvertently omitted someone’s piece, please let me know so I can update this tally.)

The detailed list of our 2011 published output includes the following:

Articles: 4

Paul Hsieh, “Health Care and the Separation of Charity and State”, The Objective Standard, Spring 2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Religion in Harry Potter: Do J. K. Rowling’s novels promote religion or undermine it?”, eSkeptic, 7/13/2011.

Diana Hsieh and Ari Armstrong, “The Assault on Abortion Rights Undermines All Our Liberties”, The Objective Standard, Winter 2011-2012.

Ari Armstrong, Review of “Capitalist Solutions” by Andrew Bernstein, The Objective Standard, Winter 2011-2012.

OpEds: 73

Paul Hsieh, “Will the GOP Walk the Walk on the Constitution?”, PajamasMedia, 1/4/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Best Health Care Political Pull Can Buy”, Washington Times, 1/6/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “A Defense of High-Frequency Trading”, RealClearMarkets, 1/7/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Resolve to expand, use and produce”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/7/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Ritter’s “New Energy Economy” Based on Old Fallacies”, Independence Institute, 1/11/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “‘Citizens’ Budget’ points toward a wiser, more frugal government”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/21/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “How About School Choice For Everyone?”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/4/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “America’s Other Drug Problem”, PajamasMedia, 2/5/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “What Kind of Health Care Competition Do We Want?”, Liberty Ink Journal, February 2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “GJ Could Use Some ‘Common Sense Economics’”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/18/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “The Wisconsin Protests and the New Medical Ethics”, PajamasMedia, 2/21/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “How to Insure Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions”, PajamasMedia, 2/24/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Law should protect wanted fetuses while allowing abortions”, Denver Daily News, 3/1/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Guarantee to unions the same rights the rest of us have”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/4/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Socialized Medicine: Theory Versus Practice “, Liberty Ink Journal, March 2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Stripper welfare illustrates why charity should be voluntary”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/18/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “TV reporters to register with the federal government”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/1/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “The Homer Simpson Approach to Social Security”, PajamasMedia, 4/12/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Walter Walker opposed Grand Junction’s socialists”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/15/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “We Call It ‘Rationing,’ Obama Calls It ‘Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board’”, PajamasMedia, 4/22/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Films Show Fight Against Tyranny”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/29/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Don’t get mugged by a politically controlled insurance exchange”, Denver Post, 5/6/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Massachusetts: The Canary in the Coal Mine for ObamaCare’”, PajamasMedia, 5/12/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Colorado’s Campaign Laws Throw Common Sense Out the Window”, Grand Junction Free Press, 5/13/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Public’s ‘right to know’ can clash with right to free speech”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 5/14/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Parents should value children’s health more than sweets and booze”, Health Policy Solutions, 5/17/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “How many criminals has Colorado use tax created?”, Salida Mountain Mail, 5/25/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Channel 11 piece peddles economic nonsense”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 5/28/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Here comes Obamacare’s Big Brother: Accountable Care Organizations”, Christian Science Monitor, 6/2/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Spending limits protect against factions”, Grand Junction Free Press, 6/10/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Dude, Where’s My Freedom?”, PajamasMedia, 6/11/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “A Doctor Exposes Obama’s Health Care Fallacy”, TownHall.com, 6/20/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Colorado Slips In Freedom Index”, Grand Junction Free Press, 6/24/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “The poor keep their money for luxuries”, Boulder Daily Camera, 6/26/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Why the ‘Unexpected’ Keeps Happening”, PajamasMedia, 6/29/2011.

Brian T. Schwartz, “Gov. Hickenlooper’s Veto of SB 213 Insults Low-Income Parents”, Huffington Post, 7/6/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Harry Potter explores life’s big questions”, Boulder Weekly, 7/6/2011

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Stop the hatchet job on medical marijuana shops”, Grand Junction Free Press, 7/8/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “The Coming Collectivization of American Health Care”, PajamasMedia, 7/11/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Left and right assault free speech”, Grand Junction Free Press, 7/22/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Corporations aren’t people, so stop taxing them”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/5/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Reaction to Lamborn’s “tar baby” comment is typical GOP-bashing”, Denver Post, 8/7/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Don’t Shoot the Downgrade Messenger”, PajamasMedia, 8/9/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Rights violations, nihilism underlie today’s bad news”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/19/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “How ObamaCare Plays Games with Your Life”, PajamasMedia, 9/1/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Our nation needs shared liberty, not sacrifice”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/2/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Let’s Model ObamaJobs After ObamaCare!”, PajamasMedia, 9/7/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “My iPad and My Hip Fracture”, KevinMD.com, 9/12/2011.

Paul Hsieh and Michelle Minton, “Durbin’s Bill is Dietary Paternalism”, Human Events, 9/13/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Obama’s unprincipled class warfare endangers the nation”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/16/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Health Insurance and Personal Responsibility”, PajamasMedia, 9/24/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Social Contract’ an Ideological Fantasy”, PajamasMedia, 9/28/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Prop. 103 would hurt working families, kill jobs”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/16/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “‘Fair Tax’ Looks Ugly in the Details”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/1/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Proposition 103 is about more money for the teachers union”, Denver Post, 10/2/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Don’t Blame Capitalism for High Health Insurance Costs”, The Undercurrent, 10/4/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Fuel Controls Violate Rights and Stifle Markets”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/7/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “How to Actually ‘Separate Government from the Corporations’”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/11/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Parable of shoe stores, bureaucrats”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/14/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “The Justice of Income Inequality Under Capitalism”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/19/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Yes, President Obama, We Can’t Wait…”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/25/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Student Loan Scheme Just Another Rights-Violating Bailout”, Objective Standard Blog, 10/28/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Thank the Industrial Revolution for longer life”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/28/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “In Praise of Capitalist Inequality”, PJ Media, 11/6/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Listeria outbreak cries for changes, not hysteria”, Grand Junction Free Press, 11/11/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Call It Exuberant Friday, Not ‘Black Friday’”, Objective Standard Blog, 11/23/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Offer Gifts of Liberty This Season”, Grand Junction Free Press, 11/25/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Screening for Terrorists vs. Screening for Cancer”, PJ Media, 11/30/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Contra Occupiers, Profits Embody Justice”, Objective Standard Blog, 12/2/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “To Protect Rights, Phase Out Payroll Tax Completely”, Objective Standard Blog, 12/9/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Gessler Emerges as the Free Speech Secretary of State”, Grand Junction Free Press, 12/9/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Obama’s Osawatomie Shakedown: Critics’ Roundup”, Objective Standard Blog, 12/15/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Tebowmania isn’t just for Christians”, Denver Post, 12/19/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Would a President Gingrich Ban The Birth Control Pill?”, PJ Media, 12/21/2011.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “‘Twas the night before they occupied the North Pole”, Grand Junction Free Press, 12/23/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Who Will Your Doctor Work For Under ObamaCare?”, TownHall.com, 12/30/2011.

LTEs: 24

Brian Schwartz, “How to Keep New Years Resolutions”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/1/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Colorado Medicaid reform: federal matching funds promote waste”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/15/2011.

Santiago Valenzuela, “Gun-clip capacity and the availability of firearms”, Denver Post, 1/28/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Education needs freedom, not phony ‘investments’”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/29/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Public-sector unions: Two wolves & a sheep vote on what’s for lunch”, Boulder Daily Camera, 2/26/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Questioning the savings under health reform”, Denver Post, 3/3/2011.

Justin Blackman, “Are regulators lax about hydraulic fracturing?”, Denver Post, 3/11/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Repeal the federal gas tax, regardless of oil prices”, Boulder Daily Camera, 3/17/2011.

Tobin Spratte, “Ayn Rand’s Aims in ‘Atlas Shrugged’”, Denver Post, 5/1/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Hickenlooper’s veto of bill to hike CHP+ fees”, Denver Post, 6/4/2011.

Ari Armstrong, “Lawsuit against Gessler over campaign finance”, Denver Post, 6/17/2011.

Martin Buchanan, “Ayn Rand’s Ideas About Charity”, Denver Post, 6/23/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Red-light cameras can blame drivers for poor traffic engineering”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/2/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Liberator, Not Thief”, Boston Globe, 7/12/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Debt ceiling & reducing deficit without raising taxes”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/16/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Colorado Sex Offender Act imposes excessive penalties, more economical alternatives exist”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/30/2011.

Paul Hsieh, “Thank You, Steve Jobs”, American Thinker, 8/25/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “My advice to college students”, Boulder Daily Camera, 8/27/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Paul Krugman’s space aliens won’t create jobs, repealing health control law will”, Boulder Daily Camera, 9/10/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Occupy Wall Street”, Boulder Daily Camera, 10/8/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Prop. 103 supporters: You can still donate more of your own earnings to tax-funded schools”, Boulder Daily Camera, 11/5/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Consumers Have a Right to the Incandescent Bulb”, American Physics Society News, November 2011. http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/201111/letters.cfm

Diana Hsieh, “Reforming Colorado’s campaign finance rules”, Denver Post, 11/29/2011.

David Weatherell, “In defense of the GOP”, Denver Post, 12/2/2011.

Brian Schwartz, “Privatize USPS”, Boulder Daily Camera, 12/3/2011.

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