Jan 122011

For calendar year 2010, Front Range Objectivism (FRO) members continued their activism and publishing.

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

Articles: 5
OpEds: 68
LTEs: 27

Some of the topics covered include the Tea Party movement, gun rights, environmentalism, health care, abortion and “personhood”, Islam, Social Security, education, voting systems, and Colorado politics.

For comparison, our total 2009 output was 3 articles, 57 OpEds, and 48 LTEs. (Basically, we ramped up our output of articles and OpEds, but didn’t write quite as many 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 citations and interviews in local and national media, participation in Tea Party events, letters to elected officials, postings to Facebook and Twitter, and blogging.

I’d like to thank my fellow FRO activists for their hard work during 2010. If I have inadvertently omitted someone’s piece, please let me know so I can update this tally.

The detailed list of our 2010 published output includes the following:

Articles: 5

Ari Armstrong, “Review of ‘Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights’ by Andrew Bernstein”, The Objective Standard, Spring 2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Government-Run Health Care vs. the Hippocratic Oath”, The Objective Standard, Spring 2010.

Paul Hsieh, “How to Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare”, The Objective Standard, Summer 2010.

Ari Armstrong, “To Help Save America, Tea Partiers Must Fully Embrace Individual Rights”, The Objective Standard (Special Online Feature), 8/17/2010.

Ari Armstrong and Diana Hsieh, “The ‘Personhood’ Movement Is Anti-Life: Why It Matters that Rights Begin at Birth, Not Conception”, Coalition for Secular Government, 8/31/2010.

OpEds: 68

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “What Are Conservatives Trying To Conserve?”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/4/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Health Insurers’ ‘Sins’ Don’t Justify Reform”, PajamasMedia, 1/8/2010. (A version also appeared in the 1/24/2010 Boulder Daily Camera).

Paul Hsieh, “America Doesn’t Need a Health Insurance Czar”, PajamasMedia, 1/18/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Candidates Should Giddy Up and Answer Our Survey”, Grand Junction Free Press, 1/18/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Brown’s Victory: The Declaration of Independents”, PajamasMedia, 1/21/2010.

Justin Blackman, “Giving Ground To The Left”, American Thinker, 1/26/2010.

Linda Gorman and Brian Schwartz, “Why We’re ‘Crazy’ About Health Care Choice”, Aurora Sentinel, 1/29/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “At Least Dan Maes Answered the Questions”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/1/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Polis and Health Care Reform”, Boulder Daily Camera, 2/4/2010.

Ari Armstrong, “Free Colorado’s Liquor Stores From Prohibition-era Rules”, Colorado Daily, 2/8/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Seeking Substance in the Energy Debate”, Grand Junction Free Press, 2/15/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Government Grab of Retirement Accounts”, PajamasMedia, 2/22/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Republicans: Beware the Trap of ‘Limited’ Reforms”, PajamasMedia, 2/25/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Can the Moral ‘Narrative’ of ObamaCare Be Defeated?”, 3/4/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Races for Governor, U.S. Senate Getting Heated”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/5/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “What America Needs to Know What’s at Stake with Obama Care”, Gold Coast Chronicle, 3/15/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “ObamaCare vs. the Hippocratic Oath”, PajamasMedia, 3/18/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Legislative Assault on Amazon Hurts Colorado Business”, Grand Junction Free Press, 3/19/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Get Ready for Health Insurance Slumlords”, PajamasMedia, 3/21/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “ObamaCare: The Coming Battles”, PajamasMedia, 3/22/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Turning Medicine Into Political Football”, Denver Post, 3/24/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “The Real ObamaCare Fraud”, PajamasMedia, 3/26/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “May be time to dump ‘emergency’ sales tax”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/2/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Get Ready for Health Insurance Slumlords”, Boulder Daily Camera, 4/6/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “The Deadly Tax on Medical Innovation”, PajamasMedia, 4/11/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Coal remains king for reliable, economical energy”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/16/2010.

Justin Blackman, “Fighting Statism”, American Thinker, 4/25/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “ObamaCare: Insurers Need Permission to Survive; Citizens, to Live”, PajamasMedia, 4/25/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Value Adders Should Reap Rewards, Not New Taxes”, Grand Junction Free Press, 4/30/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Questioning Your ‘Compassionate’ Politics”, Huffington Post, 5/12/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “On immigration, too many conservatives oppose liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 5/14/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “The Health Insurers’ Faustian Bargain”, American Thinker, 5/15/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “By endorsing horrific ‘personhood’ measure, Republicans court defeat”, Grand Junction Free Press, 5/28/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Beware Dr. Galbraith’s Snake Oil”, PajamasMedia, 5/31/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Free Speech: Use It or Lose It”, PajamasMedia, 6/10/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Jail Time For Not Having (Legal) Health Insurance?”, Denver Daily News, 6/18/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Americans Look To Big Ideas of Liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 6/25/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “While Norton smears Buck, we call him a hero”, Grand Junction Free Press, 7/9/2010

Paul Hsieh, “Should You Be Allowed to Know What’s In Your DNA?”, PajamasMedia, 7/15/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “It’s Not Health Care ‘Reform’; It’s Exploitation”, PajamasMedia, 7/22/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Donald Berwick, the Pro-Gun Control Lobby, and Paternalism”, PajamasMedia, 7/23/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Hazlitt and Bastiat answer today’s economic fantasies”, 7/23/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Campus Gun Ban at CU Boulder Ignores Reality”, Denver Post, 8/2/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Harry Potter’s Lessons for Journalists”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/6/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Transparency For Me, But Not For Thee”, PajamasMedia, 8/17/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “The Real Problem is Not the Mosque, But the Nukes”, American Thinker, 8/17/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Interview reveals Tipton wants economic liberty, social controls”, Grand Junction Free Press, 8/20/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Avastin and Your Life”, PajamasMedia, 8/25/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Under Nanny State, we don’t feel like dancing”, Grand Junction Free Press, 9/3/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Opposition to Amendment 63 both flawed and deceptive”, Colorado Springs Gazette, 9/4/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Cost-shifting argument against Amendment 63 gets it wrong”, Denver Daily News, 9/13/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Get Ready for Your Health Care ‘Re-Education’”, PajamasMedia, 9/14/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Amendment 62 would ban the pill, endanger women”, 9/17/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Salazar wants economic controls, personal liberty”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/1/2010

Paul Hsieh, “2010: Dawn of the Terran Empire?” , PajamasMedia, 10/1/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Colorado Amendment 63: Freedom Is Too ‘Haphazard’ for Bell Policy Center”, Huffington Post, 10/6/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Shrill hysterics distract from debate over spending cuts”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/15/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Amendment 63 vs. the Unlicensed Vampire Alarmists”, 10/14/2010, Huffington Post.

Brian Schwartz, “Amendment 63 vs. Cost-Shift Hypocrisy”, 10/22/2010, Huffington Post.

Diana Hsieh and Ari Armstrong, “A62, A63 reveal ideological rifts”, Denver Daily News, 10/22/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “The ‘Right To Health Care Choice’ is Right For Colorado”, Denver Post, 10/23/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Amendment 63′s Foes Only Want You for Your Body”, 10/26/2010, Huffington Post.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Don’t ‘privatize’ Social Security, phase it out”, Grand Junction Free Press, 10/29/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “GOP: Dance With The One Who Brung You”, PajamasMedia, 11/3/2010.

Ari Armstrong, “Harry Potter teaches freedom and strength” Colorado Springs Gazette, 11/18/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Assault the enemy, not the citizenry”, Grand Junction Free Press, 11/26/2010.

Linn and Ari Armstrong, “Time for a free market in the alcohol industry”, Grand Junction Free Press, 12/10/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Beware Counterfeit ‘Responsibility’”, PajamasMedia, 12/17/2010.

LTEs: 27

Gina Liggett, “Explaining the Nation’s Stark Political Divide”, Denver Post, 1/2/2010.

Ari Armstrong, “Why smoking ban shouldn’t apply on stage”, Denver Post, 1/11/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Plastic Bags In Boulder”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/16/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “The State of the Union”, Boulder Daily Camera, 1/30/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “RTD’s ‘FasTracks’ on the wrong track”, Boulder Daily Camera, 2/13/2010.

Darrell Hougen, “Solution to Health Care Costs”, Columbine Courier, 3/11/2010.

Diana Hsieh, “Amazon’s dropping of Colo. affiliates over tax law”, Denver Post, 3/12/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Catholic school, lesbian parents, Harry Potter, & South Park” Boulder Daily Camera, 3/14/2010.

Richard Watts, “The transfer of taxpayers’ wealth, Denver Post, 3/18/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “ObamaCare is a scam”, Boulder Daily Camera, 3/27/2010.

Richard Watts, “Emergency-room costs don’t justify health bill”, Grand Junction Sentinel, 3/31/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Coal and energy”, Boulder Daily Camera, 4/10/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Boulder ‘SmartRegs’ a dumb idea”, Boulder Daily Camera, 4/24/2010.

Ari Armstrong, “In Defense of ‘South Park’”, Denver Post, 4/30/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Arizona immigration law: enforcing unjust laws are unjust”, Boulder Daily Camera, 5/22/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Letters: Cass Sunstein Wants to Nudge Us”, New York Times, 5/30/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “To lower college costs, eliminate tax-funded tuition subsidies”, Boulder Daily Camera, 6/12/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Xcel’s franchise”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/17/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Boulder city budget”, Boulder Daily Camera, 7/31/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Flawed voting system”, Boulder Daily Camera, 8/14/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Flood protection: If it’s not your business, it’s none of your business”, Boulder Daily Camera, 8/28/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Doctor Gives Thanks For 63″, Colorado Springs Gazette, 8/30/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Tea Parties, GOP primaries, and elections”, Boulder Daily Camera, 9/18/2010.

Paul Hsieh, “Buck right to back off on personhood stance”, Denver Post, 9/22/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Should you trust the Colorado Trust?”, Northern Colorado Business Report, 11/19/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “If you want open space buy it; don’t tax others”, Boulder Daily Camera, 12/4/2010.

Brian Schwartz, “Men’s suits at 1910 prices! …In gold, not U.S. dollars”, Boulder Daily Camera, 12/18/2010.

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