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  • Monthly Archives: April 2008

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The damage from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is still being calculated around the world. The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson explains how it hurts the very people Pelosi claims she is trying to help: What House Democrats did was particularly perverse. They suspended … More

    Morning Bell: How Not to Grow the Economy

    If last night’s Democratic debate proved anything, it’s that the era of liberal tax-and-spend promises is back with a vengeance. The most illuminating exchange was between ABC’s Charlie Gibson and Sen. Barack Obama on capital gains taxes. After Gibson laid out the facts — that each time rates have been … More

    The Good and Bad in Bush’s Global Warming Speech

    President Bush, after seven years of opposition to mandatory controls on energy in the name of fighting global warming, gave a speech suggesting he will reverse course and support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions. However, he was careful to include several important conditions that may make this much less … More

    Some Simple Rules to Avoid Another Housing Mess

    The New York Times is shocked – SHOCKED – to learn the Senate’s legislative remedy for the mortgage mess offers surprisingly little relief for folks with problem mortgages, but gives huge tax breaks to “automakers, airlines, alternative energy producers” and others. Doubtless the Gray Lady will be shocked at how … More

    What O'Hanlon Really Said

    Michael O’Hanlon’s brave support for the surge in Iraq has made him public enemy number one in the progressive blog circles. Whenever O’Hanlon comments on the situation in Iraq, progressive blog readers are treated to insightful analysis like this full post from Media Matters fellow Duncan Black: “Wanker of the … More

    Chairman of Joint Chiefs Supports Spending 4% of GDP on Defense

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said yesterday he supports spending at least 4% of GDP on defense to secure America’s freedom. Mullen’s comments came during a wide-ranging speech at Heritage about the state of the U.S. military and its role in the world. In … More

    Liberal Ignorance on Basic Economics Causing Hunger Crisis

    One of the biggest lies coming out of both liberal presidential candidates this year is that instituting mandatory carbon caps will not have any adverse economic impacts on Americans since both candidates also promise to spend billions to create “green collar jobs.” So far real working Americans are not buying … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    On Monday, AFL-CIO president John Sweeney again tried to justify his reflexive protectionist opposition to free trade with Colombia on the grounds that there was too much violence against unionists in the country. CATO’s Juan Carlos Hidalgo flags a Boston Globe op-ed exposing Sweeney’s lies: The Democrats also say they … More

    A New Policy to Promote School Choice

    In a new report published today by the Goldwater Institute, Heritage education analyst Dan Lips proposed a new tax break for education savings accounts. Arizona is one of more than 30 states that offer a state income tax deduction (or credit) for contributions made into state-sponsored 529 college savings plans. … More

    Morning Bell: Steps to Halt Future Bailouts

    The Pew Charitable Trusts released a study yesterday surveying state action on the recent wave of increased foreclosures. Pew senior officer Tobi Walker told the Washington Post: “The states are experiencing this pain more directly than the federal government is.” This is partly true. A more accurate statement would be … More