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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Earmarking Pain Beginning to Hit Home

    According to the Department of Transportation, the number of Congressional earmarks increased by1150% between 1996 and 2005 and the monetary value of those earmarks increased 314%. While Republicans have a spotty record on the issue, conservatives have long fought their corrupting and inflationary influence. the practice declined some in 2007, … More

    Morning Bell: Where Will the Accountability Come From?

    Speaking in Dayton, Ohio, yesterday, Barack Obama hit the right rhetorical notes on the current state of education in the United States: If we want to keep building the cars of the future here in America, then we can’t afford to see the number of Ph.D.s in engineering climbing in … More

    A Middle Class Bill of Rights

    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) dropped by Heritage this afternoon for our Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing to talk about his Middle Class Bill of Rights, a plan he’s crafted to address concerns he’s hearing from constituents in his district and across America. Cantor said for too long Democrats have claimed to ownership … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept. 9, 2008

    Long Before Midnight, Regulatory Stepping Down – Shopfloor.org The memo in question came from Chief of Staff Bolten on May 9th (a copy is here), setting the deadline for new regs on June 1, as reported in The New York Times in “Administration Moves to Avert a Late Rules Rush”… … More

    'A Lot of Underbrush and 14,000 People With Matches'

    The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund predicted the 2008 presidential election would “go into overtime” with a close race creating “incentives for some actors to create chaos.” Speaking to Heritage’s weekly Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing, Fund noted that this election would be just the second election under the Help America Vote … More

    American Jobs and the Nuclear Renaissance

    You are Cordially Invited to a Panel Luncheon on Capitol Hill Rayburn House Office Building B-339 September 15 — 12:00 p.m AMERICAN JOBS AND THE NUCLEAR RENAISSANCE Featuring: Scott Campbell, President / John Kotek, Executive Director The American Council on Global Nuclear Competitiveness Adam Sacks Director Oxford Economics USA Hosted … More

    Mortgage Socialization

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were created during the New Deal by the Roosevelt administration in order increase home ownership. With government backing and price controls, the supply of housing was artificially increased, with the funds coming from the taxpayer. Even when Fannie and Freddie were made into government sponsored … More

    Tapper Wrong, Palin Right on Fannie and Freddie

    This Saturday, Sarah Palin told a crowd in Colorado Springs, CO: “The fact is that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have gotten too big and too expensive to the taxpayers. The McCain-Palin administration will make them smaller and smarter and more effective for homeowners who need help.” Now some in … More

    Liberty's Best Hope and the Convention

    Republicans cheered Presidential hopeful John McCain following his closing remarks at their convention last week in St. Paul, Minnesota, particularly when he said, “Let me just offer an advance warning to the old, big spending, do nothing, me first, country second crowd: Change is coming.” Throughout his speech he talked about … More

    'Net Neutrality' Throws Internet into Legal Limbo

    Since the Federal Communications Commission’s ‘net neutrality’ order last month there have been an avalanche of lawsuits including four last week alone.Responding to the suits, Ben Scott of Free Press, the energizer rabbit of pro-regulation media groups, said: The Internet is too important to let Comcast tie it up in … More