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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Tankosphere Today: July 28, 2008

    Caught: Illegal Voter Registration in VA and Rubix Cubes – The Next Right Warner Todd Huston just wrote about ACORN embezzling issues. Thankfully, we just gave a criminal organization another chunk of change in the Housing Bill… (tags: Voting Fraud, Housing) Comparing the Costs of Communism – Adam Smith Institute … More

    Millions More Benefiting from School Choice

    Editorializing on school choice, the Wall Street Journal writes today: EdisonLearning, a private company that took over 20 of Philadelphia’s 45 lowest performing district schools in 2002 to create a new management model for public schools. The most recent state test-score data show that student performance at Philadelphia public schools … More

    "DOE to do NEPA’s EIS on BNFL’s AMWTP at INEEL after SRA protest"

    The above sentence is an actual headline from the Idaho Mountain Express. Translated from lawyer to English it reads: Department of Energy to do National Environmental Policy Act environmental impact statement on British Nuclear Fuels Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project at Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory after Society for … More

    Global Warming: The Debate Continues

    When it comes to global warming in the news, it tends to be a zero-sum game: it’s either Armageddon style scenarios or their lips are sealed. The latest victim is Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and former senior scientist for climate studies at … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    In the latest City Journal, Guy Sorman examines how the acceptance of fundamental economic principles, like free trade, has helped the entire world: Free trade not only generates the greatest possible growth; it tends to distribute it widely, both within nations and among them. For evidence, consider the emergence of … More

    More, Not Less, Speculation Please

    This week Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will try to close out her “summer energy agenda” with a bill claiming to end “excessive” speculation in oil markets. Instead of allowing the House to vote on any bill that would actually increase our supply of oil (like bills that would end bans … More

    Morning Bell: A 'Dr. No' We Can Believe In

    Today both the The Washington Post and The New York Times have front-page stories on Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R-Okla.) use of legislative “holds” to bring debate on spending priorities back to the U.S. Senate. A “hold” prevents the majority party in the Senate from moving forward on a bill until … More

    Kentucky to Receive $11.9 Million in Homeland Security Grants

    Kentucky is to be the recipient of $11.9 million federal dollars in pork. A Kentucky news station reported that the money was “to increase preparedness and response measures across the state,” however such federal grants are actually undermining state homeland security preparedness measures. According to a Heritage WebMemo by Homeland … More

    Stark's Remarks on Taxes Revealing in Ways He May Not Intend

    In a body known for intemperate remarks and fabricated figures, Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) put in a worthy nominee for top honors in 2008 recently when he said: … the unfunded cost of the McCain-Bush tax cuts is more than $100 trillion. So if you weren’t giving away all of … More

    World Preps for a Nuclear Renaissance: Huge Boost in Uranium Exploration

    More evidence arises that the world is preparing for a global nuclear renaissance: although the spot price for uranium fell, global exploration for 2007 totaled $718 million according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Atomic Energy Agency. To put this number in … More