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  • Monthly Archives: August 2008

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Why do liberals insist on demonstrating every day that they have no idea how markets work? Yesterday Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) asked the White House “to determine whether [it has] the authority to take action to immediately halt all exports of U.S. oil, and if not, to work with Congress … More

    NYT Wrong, LAT Right on Housing

    We don’t know what reality the New York Times editorial board lives in, but it is definitely not the same one Los Angels Times hard news reporters operate in. Today the NYT editorializes: In an election year, sound policy making is almost always trumped by political posturing, making the situation … More

    Morning Bell: The Road to Single Payer

    Yesterday in Albuquerque, N.M., Barack Obama told 1,800 adoring fans that, “If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system.” Obama was responding to a a voter who asked why he did not currently support single-payer health care. Obama explained: “Given that … More

    Tankosphere Today: Aug. 19, 2008

    Now Safely Asserted: Card Check Eliminates the Secret Ballot – Shopfloor.org The DFL Party in Minnesota, feigning outrage that someone would express disagreement with their candidates’ support of the Employee Free Choice Act, tried to punish and prevent the speech rather than… To Drill, or Not to Drill – the … More

    Polish Support for Missile Deal Soars Following Russia's War

    Many political commentators have long predicted that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk would make a decision on stationing part of the U.S. missile defense shield there, based largely on opinion polls. Russia’s aggressive incursion into sovereign Georgian territory last week undoubtedly accelerated his decision, aided by the startling effect the … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Initiative for Public Policy Analysis executive director Thompson Ayodele writes about hunger, trade, and his homeland Nigeria in The Madison Times: Food prices have skyrocketed internationally. In my own Nigeria, rice has epitomized the crisis after doubling in price since last year. … It’s not hard to link African food … More

    New York Times Admits Drilling Can Lower Gas Prices

    The New York Times has repeatedly asserted on its editorial page that lifting the bans on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be resisted since they would “make only a modest difference, at best, to prices at the pump.” Well, the NYT’s … More

    "More Dedicated Than Ever to Being Part of the Free World"

    Georgian Ambassador Vasil Sikharulidze spoke to an overflow crowd of over 200 yesterday at The Heritage Foundation. You can watch the entire event here. The Ambassador began his remarks: Before 8/6 I never would have anticipated having to speak about Russian invasions and occupations or things that the free world … More

    Gang of 10 Energy Plan is Gangrene

    The Gang of 10. Sounds like something out of Westside Story. I keep waiting for Riff from the Jets to enter the picture somewhere, but it hasn’t happened yet. In reality, the Gang of 10 is a group of senators, 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans, leading the charge to combat … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Crony Capitalism Explodes

    Yesterday all three major financial indexes fell after an article in Barron’s reported the Bush Administration is planning to exercise the authority to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. A Treasury spokeswoman denied the report, but FusionIQ CEO and equity-research director Barry Ritholtz told the AP: “You don’t pass that … More