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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Morning Bell: Central Planning Coming on Carbon

    Writing from the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Atlantic’s Megan McArdle recounts a Thomas Friedman presentation on global warming where Friedman mused “about how great it would be if we could be China for a day — have the government get in, totally reorganize the energy market, and then go forward … More

    EPA Not Doing Enough?

    Reps. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) have called out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not properly enforcing the Clean Water Act, and have demanded “the agency provide Congress with information about its enforcement process.” This is in response to an internal letter from the EPA that claimed … More

    Tankosphere Today - July 8, 2008

      The Most Valuable Reading First Lesson of All – The CATO Institute This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings has an op-ed in the Washington Post exhorting Congress to save the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program… (tags: Education) The Model T and ‘The American Road’ – Shopfloor.org NPR’s “Morning … More

    The Economics of Nuclear Energy

    A few weeks back Heritage hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the economics of building new nuclear power plants in the United States. The briefing featured Michael Metzner, senior vice president and treasurer for Exelon Corp., and Caren Byrd, executive director of Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. Metzner … More

    Are Americans Willing to 'Wait for the Wind'?

    Great moment of honesty at the end of this article in The Hill on liberal energy policy. The body of the article covers how the Democrat leadership in the House is in full retreat on energy policy after realizing that the American people prefer conservative policies on the issue, which … More

    'A Catalyst for Innovation'

    In today’s Washington Post, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings makes the case for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program that Congress almost shut down earlier this year: An independent study of the program released last year confirms this parental satisfaction. The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) found that parents of scholarship children … More

    Would You Trust Hugo Chavez?

    Following last week’s Colombia military rescue of hostages held by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), Venezuela strongman Hugo Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe agreed to meet this Friday in Caracas. Earlier this year at a presidential summit in Brazil Chavez told Uribe: “We haven’t been giving money to … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Looking at the relationship between protectionism, subsidies, and world hunger, American Enterprise Institute visiting scholar Adam Lerrick writes: The world has the ability to feed itself at affordable prices. There is no shortage of productive land. Large tracts in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Brazil offer huge potential. Putting fallow acres back … More

    Do You Want Your Mortgage Payments Funding Voter Fraud?

    There are so many terrible parts of the housing bill being debated again in the Senate this week, but we’ll follow the lead of the Wall Street Journal and focus on just one: “affordable housing allocations.” We’ve documented before how groups like ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) … More

    Al Qaeda Defeat Supported in Afghanistan, So Why Not in Iraq?

    The verdict is in: Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) is on the ropes. Apparently this extraordinary news has not reached everyone though. A New York Times opinion article today points to the desperate need for increased focus on Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, while discounting the same efforts in Iraq. The … More