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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Morning Bell: A Conservative Approach to Fixing the Housing Market

    Possibly as early as today, the Senate will vote on a housing bailout bill that has been debated for months. The vote comes on the heals of news from Wall Street that the shares of government-sponsored entities Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have plummeted as worries about the companies’ financial … More

    Thorium Nuclear Reactors Promising

    Despite having not built a plant in more than three decades, the technology for nuclear power has come a long way in the United States. One of the most intriguing developments is the ability to use the chemical element thorium to power reactors. Thorium power has unique advantages that address … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 9, 2008

    The Important Work of Government – National Taxpayers Union Congress is back in session this week to start the mad sprint to the August recess. And thank God they’re back, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to deal with highly important bills like… (tags: Government) The Myth About Abortion and Crime … More

    New Global Warming Targets That Miss the Mark

    At the G8 Summit in Japan, there was much talk about global warming, and considerable self-congratulation over the agreement among member nations to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 50% by 2050. There were also predictable cries from environmentalists that this target was not sufficiently stringent or legally binding. But negotiations … More

    More on That Leaked EPA Plan

    Liberals have been eerily silent about the EPA’s recently leaked plan to control America’s entire energy sector. But they did latch on to one sentence in the report. For example, Think Progress blares: Bush Hiding Truth: Global Warming Regulations Worth $2 Trillion Benefit. Jim Manzi exposes the EPA’s phony numbers … More

    Tide Turning on Housing Bailout?

    Yesterday we noted how the housing bill’s creation of a National Housing Trust Fund that would funnel money to corrupt and partisan groups such as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) was reason enough to be skeptical of the bill. Today the New York Times reports that ACORN … More

    The Left's Overblown Claims on FISA

    In an editorial today, The Washington Post does a decent job responding to completely overblown claims coming from  Senate liberals about what the FISA bill does and doesn’t do: Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) … said the measure overhauling the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, on the verge of congressional passage, “gives … More

    UK Actions an Example to the EU

    News, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, that the UK intends to extend its proscription of Hezbollah as a terrorist group to include its entire military wing is a long overdue step in the right direction. The proscription means that it will soon be a crime to be a … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A front page Washington Post story today details how integral U.S. cooperation was to Colombia military efforts to free hostages held by the leftist terrorist group FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). For more than 596 days the Colombian government has been waiting for the Congress to approve a Free … More

    'Security? Try Crisis!'

    The truth is out: Congress’ attempt at “energy security” helped cause a global food crisis. According to a confidential World Bank study, as reported by The Guardian, biofuels are the primary cause of the global food crisis, forcing up world food prices by 75%. This is a shocking difference from … More