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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Oops, They Want To Do It Again

    This past week, Speaker Nancy Peolsi (D-CA) announced she wants to push another $50 billion in deficit spending through Congress for economic stimulus. This is on top of the $106 billion in stimulus payments the government is still sending out to Americans. This January Pelosi promised that the first $106 … More

    How Many Liberals Does It Take To Screw in a Lightbulb?

    That’s not funny! This summer the left is hellbent on proving to the world they have no sense of humor. First, liberals had a conniption fit over a New Yorker magazine cover that featured a cartoon of Barack and Michelle Obama. Now, the bloggers and activists that make up the … More

    Morning Bell: Hey Hey, Ho Ho, the Housing Slush Fund Has Got to Go!

    Anticipating legislative action on a bailout for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the House tomorrow, the White House reaffirmed a veto threat Monday if the proposed package includes a money for state and local governments to buy real estate. Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded, “Let me get this straight. The … More

    Why Hugo Chavez Is a Threat

    As we wrote about in today’s Morning Bell, Venezuela’s leftist leader Hugo Chavez poses an increasing threat to America. Heritage’s Ray Walser, a senior policy analyst for Latin America, explains in this new Heritage in Focus video. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsOA2GYRB-M[/youtube]

    Another Federal Bailout?

    First Bear Stearns, then Fannie and Freddie … and now the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Last week Massachusetts received another short-term extension of its Medicaid waiver—which in part funds the state’s health care reform — until next Monday (July 28th) because the terms and conditions of its renewal are still pending. … More

    Clearing the Air on EPA’s Phony Global Warming Smog Scare

    Of all the overblown predictions of a future global warming apocalypse in the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems,” the one the agency should be most ashamed of is its claim that warming will exacerbate ozone, otherwise known … More

    Shouldn't Reagan Be the Standard?

    Last week The Hoover Institution’s Peter Robinson posted a chart at The Corner that he said could “only be termed, alas, Republican overspending—that is, the enormous increase in domestic spending during this administration, most of which, of course, took place while the GOP held not only the White House but … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 21, 2008

    Let’s Have Some Love for Nuclear Power – WSJ.com All over the world, nuclear power is making a comeback. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has just commissioned eight new reactors, and says there’s “no upper limit” to the number Britain will build in the future… (tags: Energy) Economic Reality Check … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Yesterday was Independence Day for Colombia and there were celebrations in Colombian communities across the country including Easley, South Carolina. The Greenville News reports : Colombians now living in the Upstate said Sunday that they support a Bush administration proposal to tear down trade barriers between their native country and … More

    Protecting Democrats from Unpopular Votes Is Not an Emergency

    On May 20th Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement celebrating House passage of a bill preventing President Bush from adding oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. From the statement: “As the price of oil per barrel nears $130, suspending purchases will expand oil supplies and help bring down fuel costs … More