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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    The EPA and You

    Remember that little green alien, Gazoo, in the Flintstones that would always interfere in Fred’s life and try to help him out, but in the end, he’d make things dramatically worse? Well, the United States has its own green Gazoo, The Environmental Protection Agency, and they’re about to interfere heavily … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Despite the fact that the Colombia military just freed three American hostages from the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia), liberals here in America are still refusing to pass, or even give a single hearing to, the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Today, The Washington Post reports on … More

    Californians to Pay for California Fires?

    In what can only be described as a rare occurrence, two events occurred that show there is still hope when it comes to disaster management in the United States. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed placing an insurance surcharge on every California home … More

    Perhaps Now Is Not the Best Time to Be Taking Money Away From Fannie and Freddie

    The government-sponsored entities Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are so neck deep in the subprime housing crisis that now the White House is considering putting them into conservatorship. Despite fears that both companies do not have enough capital to cover their liabilities, the Senate passed a bill yesterday that would … More

    Morning Bell: Should U.S. Citizens Be Allowed to Pick Our Next President?

    In 1996 then-Rep. Bob Dornan (R-Calif.) lost to challenger Loretta Sanchez by just 979 votes. After Dornan contested the election, the U.S. House of Representatives claiming the election had been stolen by non-citizen voting. The House eventually dismissed his challenge after the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight identified only … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 10, 2008

    The Mortgage Bailout Bill Gets Weirder and Weirder – OpenMarket.org The mortgage bailout bill sailing through Congress gets weirder and weirder. It turns out that in order to circumvent the Constitution… (tags: Economy) Fannie, Freddie Woes Predicted Long Ago – The Tax Foundation Government finance scholar Allen Schick, long of … More

    Hostages Freed in Colombia

    Last week, the world witnessed a stunning example of the success of Plan Colombia when 15 men and women were rescued after years as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). The full details of the rescue as explained by The New York Times and other news sources … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A common refrain from politicians who want to claim they support free trade while still satisfying their core protectionist constituencies is to say they “I’m for free trade but…” Michael Kinsley did a great job exposing this lie four years ago: The “but” of Howard Dean’s “free trade but” is … More

    Digging Deeper On Energy

    Fareed Zakaria predicts that no matter who is elected presidents in November, that person will face “increasingly grim economic news” due in large part to rising energy cots. Zakaria then mentions a book that details all the great innovations private companies are making in the energy sector. He then says: … More

    Medicare's Low Administrative Costs Strike Again

    One of the major points liberals deploy when arguing for socialized medicine is how much government run health care will save Americans in administrative costs. And it is true: Medicare does not spend nearly as much on oversight of their programs as private insurance does managing their claims. But then … More