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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Sept. 3, 2008

    Gee, It’s a Bummer When You Cope with High Gas Prices So Well – Government Bytes Peder Jensen, a “transportation expert” for the EU’s European Environment Agency in Copenhagen had this to say about stubborn motorists who insist on driving even with high fuel prices… Company Can’t Test for Mad … More

    Three Concerns for the West on Russia's Invasion of Georgia

    Heritage’s Sally McNamara discusses the concerns for the West now that Russia invaded Georgia. In the video she highlights three main reasons why we need to be concerned: 1. The Invasion was illegal and immoral 2. Europe’s response has been wholly inadequate 3. The West should stress to Russia that … More

    Nevadans Against Yucca Mountain… Or Are They?

    It’s time for the NRC to listen to the collective voice of Nevada.” Ah, Harry Reid, you couldn’t be more right. The Senate Majority Leader again voiced his anti-Yucca Mountain sentiments a few days ago, claiming the dump is wrong and saying, “We will not accept it.” Reid made these … More

    Morning Bell: Letting Victors Vote

    ST. PAUL — Fred Thompson was by far the most well-received speaker last night, and the former senator’s detailed recounting of John McCain’s service and captivity in Vietnam produced more than a few tears inside the Excel Center. But the energizing moment, Thompson’s big applause line about McCain, came later: He has … More

    Rainbow Warriors

    MINNEAPOLIS — As one might expect, the contrast between an education panel hosted by the conservative American Solutions and one hosted by the National Education Association (NEA) is stark. At the downtown Minneapolis Club this afternoon, the Republican Main Street Partnership co-hosted “An Education Forum on 21st Century Skills” with … More

    Tankoshpere Today: Sept. 2, 2008

    Report from St. Paul: On Floods, Charity and Conventions – Shopfloor.org With Hurricane Gustav bearing down on New Orleans, the entire tenor of the 2008 Republican Convention has changed. Already dedicated to “service,” the focus of convention activities is now on how attendees, and all Americans, can assist in easing … More

    Hurricanes: Another Good Reason for Expanded Drilling

    Twenty-five percent of America’s oil production and a significant amount of onshore refining capacity and pipeline infrastructure is located in the hurricane-prone central and western Gulf of Mexico — and much of it was in the path of Hurricane Gustav. Fortunately, unlike Katrina and Rita in 2005 and other past … More

    'The Biggest Strategic Issue We Face'

    MINNEAPOLIS — Entrepreneur-turned-filmmaker Bob Compton kicked off an American Solutions panel on education by showing a 13-minute clip of “2 Million Minutes,” a documentary that follows six students in India, China and the United States. The 2 million is a reference to the number of minutes a person has in … More

    Nuclear Energy: Too Good to be True?

    Like that brand new $2,000 BMW on Ebay, if something is too good to be true, it usually is. – But that’s the phrase William Tucker, author of the forthcoming book Terrestrial Energy, uses in his article on the NY Times Freakonomics blog. It all seems too good to be … More

    Morning Bell: The Sun Sets on The Atlantic

    ST. PAUL — In the spring of 1857 a handful of men, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Oliver Wendell Holmes, met at Boston’s Parker House Hotel to discuss the founding of a new magazine that would bill itself as a “journal of literature, politics, science, and the arts.” Later that … More