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  • Monthly Archives: August 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Aug. 11, 2008

    Dumb Ballot Idea – The Club For Growth A proposal has been submitted to California’s attorney general for consideration on the 2010 ballot (at the earliest) that would apply a death tax of 55% on all wealth over $20 million… Just What are the UK’s Carbon Emissions? – Adam Smith … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Liberals usually like to condemn corporate welfare … unless that welfare comes in the form of protectionism. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that a 2000 law, declared illegal by the WTO and repealed by Congress in 2005, is making a comeback thanks to the efforts of Sen. Robert Byrd … More

    Let's Not Be Hypocrites

    We’ve documented before how countries around the world are setting a break neck pace developing their own natural resources, while the United States, crippled by the environmental left, is failing to add energy production. Just this weekend, Jordan announced it was in talks with Royal Dutch Shell on an agreement … More

    Drilled There, Drilled Then, Now Denmark Paying Less

    Matthew Yglesias kicked off his new Center for American Progress blog this week with a post favorably citing a Thomas Friedman article on Denmark’s energy sector. Yglesias writes: Denmark, by contrast, some time ago adopted policies aimed at promoting energy efficiency and conservation and, consequently, has an infrastructure that’s well-adapted … More

    Morning Bell: The Russian Threat to Peace

    “As I write, Russia is waging war on my country,” Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili begins his Wall Street Journal op-ed. He continues: On Friday, hundreds of Russian tanks crossed into Georgian territory, and Russian air force jets bombed Georgian airports, bases, ports and public markets. Many are dead, many more … More

    Tankosphere Today: Aug. 8, 2008

    Timothy Carney: Novak, the master muckraker – Examiner.com WASHINGTON – The hardest-working man I have ever known has retired. Privileged to call him my boss for half my (admittedly brief) career, I suffer an incalculable loss as Bob Novak sets down his pen, but millions of his readers are also … More

    Paris Hilton's Energy Plan

    Following Senator John McCain’s ad that compared Senator Obama to Britney Spears and Paris Hilton for his celebrity status, the hotel heiress promptly responded with an ad of her own. On actor Will Ferrell’s website, Funny or Die, Hilton devised her own energy policy to relieve Americans from high gas … More

    There Is More Oil Than Government Says in OCS

    The left’s favorite talking point in the offshore drilling debate is dragging out the same Energy Information study predicting that lifting the Outer Continental Shelf exploration ban “would not have a significant impact” on oil prices. We have already documented how poor the EIA’s record is at predicting future oil … More

    Keep the Secret Ballot Secret

    Former South Dakota senator and 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern writes in today’s Wall Street Journal: As a longtime friend of labor unions, I must raise my voice against pending legislation I see as a disturbing and undemocratic overreach not in the interest of either management or labor. The … More

    Drill to Save the Environment

    The left traces their current opposition to offshore oil drilling all the way back to 1969 when a Union Oil platform spilled 3.4 million gallons of oil of the coast near Santa Barbara, California. Marty Blum, Santa Barbara’s Democratic mayor, recently told Newsweek: “I still don’t know anyone here who … More