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  • Monthly Archives: September 2008

    Three Ways Congress Can Improve Homeland Security

    Dr. James Jay Carafano explains three simple ways Congress can improve Homeland Security. This is an issue that effects everyone and every member of Congress should be interested in it. It also effects every level of Government – Local, State, and Federal. Currently, there are 85 Committees overseeing the Department … More

    Let's Keep It Simple

    There are few issues more explosive in Washington than immigration. It is next to impossible to get anything positive done on the issue without being dragged into a much larger and divisive debate. That dynamic is about to kill one of the few immigration policy success stories. E-Verify is a … More

    Another Step Forward on Yucca Mountain

    While recycling spent fuel or placing it in interim storage may have a role to play, America’s focus must remain on opening Yucca Mountain in a timely fashion. Despite whatever other technologies are developed, there is an enduring need for permanent geologic storage. Even after used nuclear fuel is recycled, … More

    Morning Bell: A Better Way to Help Detroit

    Almost 30 years ago, a steep rise in oil prices drove consumers to buy smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. Cars that American auto manufacturers simply didn’t make. The resulting huge drop in sales drove Chrysler to the brink of bankruptcy, but before the market could play itself out, President Jimmy Carter … More

    Trading Our Way Around Recession

    In today’s Washington Post, Peterson Institute for International Economics director C. Fred Bergsten looks at anti-trade rhetoric emanating from the campaign trail and responds: [T]heir tone obscures a major success story: the dramatic improvement in our balance of international trade. This export boom has saved us from recession over the … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept. 17, 2008

    Taxpayer Patent Extortion – The Technology Liberation Front Wow. Mike Masnick writes about NASA’s plan to auction off some of its patent portfolio to the private sector. When I read this I had to do a double-take: NASA has a patent portfolio?… Capitalism Breeds Generosity – InsiderOnline Does capitalism make … More

    Facts Kill Another Liberal Myth

    To hear leftist politicians and their media allies tell it, the current financial turmoil was directly caused by deregulations carried out in just the past eight years under President Bush. Barack Obama aide Austan Goolsbee told Politico: “The core issue is pretty easy to understand. We’ve just spent the last … More

    Corporations Know U.S. Has Uncompetitive Tax Rates

    Every year the international accounting and consulting firm KPMG issues a Corporate Tax Survey to “help our member firm clients and other organizations consider developments across borders.” In other words, to better inform their clients about which countries offer the most competitive environments for business. This year KPMG reports: [T]the … More

    Nancy Pelosi Still Doesn't Know Where Natural Gas Comes From

    The day before the Democratic National Convention Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) went on Meet the Press and told Tom Brokaw: I’m, I’m, I’m investing in something I believe in. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels. … These investments in wind, in solar and … More

    How is Energy Policy Getting Worse?

    Seriously, I’m not really sure how it’s even possible for Congress to make their bad energy policies worse, but they are. And it’s coming from all angles. On the Senate side, the Gang of 10 energy bill includes only a very modest expansion in drilling while mandating alternative fuels and … More