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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 19, 2008

    My Heart Bleeds – OpenMarket.org Oh dear, what a shame, never mind. In a threatening recession, with a looming energy crisis, the last thing we should be doing is wasting money on projects that are not economically viable… Why Obama’s Plan is Not Where We Want to Go – FreedomTalks … More

    Markets Are Environment's Best Protection ... Just Ask the Fishes

    For years environmentalists have been prescribing mountains of new regulations on the fishing industry in an effort to protect fish populations. But their drive to micromanage the industry has not helped revive fish populations. Now, a study in Science finds that a market based approach the defines property rights, called … More

    The Positive Link Between Parental Involvement and Children

    FamilyFacts.org has compiled the Top 10 Findings that explore the link between parental involvement and academic success. Studies show that there is a strong positive link between parental involvement and all areas of academic success including, school readiness for preschoolers, being well-behaved in middle school, and graduating from high school.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx8Vbeqqpno[/youtube]

    The Left Has Learned Nothing from Fannie/Freddie Failure

    Earlier this month, the United States doubled its outstanding debt obligations in a single day. What happened? Taxpayers were forced to honor the implicit guarantee the federal government made years ago to back up Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s financial obligations. Freddie and Fannie are at the heart of the … More

    Continuing the "Culture of Waiver" at DOJ

    Many have noted that the so-called “Filip Memorandum,” DOJ’s effort to forestall legislation limiting its ability to force companies to waive the attorney-client privilege, does not apply to prosecutions originated by federal agencies other than the Justice Department (e.g., here, here, and here), but few have recognized that the new … More

    Morning Bell: Real Patriots Cut Taxes

    According to the Tax Policy Center, Barack Obama plans raise the tax burden on all Americans by $627.1 billion over the next 10 years. Defending this policy on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Joe Biden told Americans they should enjoy paying higher taxes because “it’s time to be patriotic … time … More

    Three Problems with the New Economic Stimulus Bill

    Heritage’s Rea Hederman discusses three problems with the proposed Economic Stimulus Bill currently before Congress. In July, the Bill was projected to cost $25 billion dollars. Since then, the projected cost has doubled due to spending projects that should have been taken care of with the Budget process. The Bill … More

    Palin Hackers Face Jail Time for Making Internet Less Classy

    From triumph to terror—that’s the likely emotional roller coaster of the denizens of the “/b” message board on the 4chan website who hacked into Gov. Sarah Palin’s email account earlier this week. The toasts of the left-learning Internet on Tuesday, by this morning they knew themselves to be in the … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 18, 2008

    How the IPCC Portrayed a Net Positive Impact of Climate Change as a Negative – Cato-at-Liberty Arguably the most influential graphic from the latest IPCC report is Figure SPM.2 from the IPCC WG 2’s Summary for Policy Makers (on the impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change)… Tom Bevan (founder … More

    Canadians Confirm: Socialized Medicine is Terrible

    This past Tuesday night Intelligence Squared US hosted a live debate at The Rockefeller University on health care. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was among the participants and, not surprisingly he took the position that socialized medicine was awesome. Being in Manhattan, Krugman figured he probably had a sympathetic … More