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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Morning Bell: A Vicious Cycle of Their Own Making

    In what some observers are calling a reshaping of Wall Street, two of the world’s largest investment banks, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, are set to disappear. Lehman has announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America. For all the … More

    Radicalism of Chávez, Morales Led to Expulsion of Ambassadors

    The expulsion of the U.S. ambassadors from Bolivia and Venezuela sadly reflects the increasing spiral of radicalism, paranoia and bad behavior that are the hallmarks of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and his closest ally, Evo Morales. It is a rejection of models of civility and diplomatic cooperation and hemispheric solidarity once … More

    5 Misconceptions About the National Debt

    There is a lot of information about the national debt, but misconceptions cloud the debate. There are five common misconceptions about the national debt. This video explains them, as well as why they are not accurate guides to measure the debt. Heritage’s Brian Reidl also mentions the real threat to the National Debt – unfunded entitlement … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 12, 2008

    Nevada Research Policy Institute Launches Transparency Site – Government Bytes Check out the Nevada Research Policy Institute’s new transparency website, www.transparentnevada.com. Launched earlier this week, the site enables users to search through county and state financial data such as purchasing contracts, lobbying expenses, budgets, and government employee salaries… CBS News … More

    Woodruff Wrong on Troop Demographics

    Far too often, the people who choose to serve in our military are characterized as being “poor” Americans who choose to serve because they have no other choice. The conventional wisdom among media elites is that that new military recruits disproportionately come from poor areas of the country, that minority … More

    Tomorrow's Local Government Pension Crisis is Here

    When it comes to retirement and pension benefits, federal, state, and local government officials have all been humming the same mantra: never pay for something today if you can put off paying for it until tomorrow. Unfortunately, tomorrow is here. The federal government is on the hook for $41 trillion … More

    Social Conservatives, Lies and Sex

    Michael Medved, talk show host and author of “The 10 Big Lies About America: Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation,” spoke to the Voters Values Summit today about the three big lies people tell about social conservatives. Medved said Sarah Palin “blasted these lies away.” The three lies: That social … More

    Charlie Gibson is Utterly Alien

    Speaking at the Voters Values Summit, Newt Gingrich lit into Charlie Gibson and ABC News for their “stunningly distorted interview” of Gov. Sarah Palin last night. Gingrich focused his criticism on Gibson’s butchering of a Palin quote about U.S. policy in Iraq. Here is how Gibson butchered Palin’s quote last … More

    Political Crimes: Left Wants To Prosecute the Bush Administration

    With “Bush derangement syndrome” having infected large swaths of the Left, it is no surprise that their fever dreams feature the prosecution of Bush Administration heavies for their “crimes against humanity” and the U.S. Constitution. This weekend, the otherwise unremarkable Massachusetts School of Law at Andover will host a conference … More

    Family Research Council Supports Stem Cell Research

    FRC Action senior vice president Connie Mackey was adamant about what conservatives should tell reporters when asked if they support stem cell research: “Say, yes!” Of course conservatives must then explain to reporters the huge difference between adult stem research and embryonic stem cell research. Also on the “Truth Behind … More