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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Obama's Poverty Trap

    (Newscom) Barack Obama has claimed he would lower taxes on 95% of workers — even though more than 40% of tax filers don’t even pay taxes. What he says is true, but what it really means is that he is reintroducing a massive increase in the welfare state, costing about … More

    Obama Moves to Silence All ACORN Critics

    Want a preview of what an Obama Department of Justice would look like? Look no further than Obama for America general counsel Bob Bauer’s letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey last Friday. Bauer wants the special prosecutor investigating the U.S. attorney firings to start investigating John McCain, Sarah Palin and … More

    Paul Krugman 'Egregiously Wrong' on Fannie and Freddie

    Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman did some fine work on international trade theory 20 years ago. When he writes about economic policy today, however, he often just gets his facts dead wrong. This past summer Krugman devoted an op-ed to exonerating Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from their key role in … More

    Dog Bites Man in Los Angeles

    The facts of this story hardly qualify as news. Everybody knows Big Labor is indistinguishable from the Democratic Party. But the brazenness with which the president of California’s largest Service Employees International Union local used nonprofit staffers to campaign for Democrats is stunning. The Los Angeles Times reports: Six people … More

    Defending Our Allies

    Lost in last Wednesday’s presidential debate was a major slander made by Barack Obama against one of our best allies in the United States. Obama asserted: “The history in Colombia right now is that labor leaders have been targeted for assassination, on a fairly consistent basis, and there have not … More

    The Real Problem With Fannie and Freddie

    The Washington Post has a fine editorial on the current financial crisis first noting: As financial panic spread across the globe and governments scrambled to contain the damage, reality seemed to announce the doom of U.S.-style free markets and President Bush’s ideology. But this is wrong in two ways. The … More

    New Nuclear Offers Unique Advantages

    Last week at Heritage, representatives from the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Thorium Reactors, Hyperion and General Atomics discussed the potential of new nuclear technologies for America. The full event is available and accessible by going to Heritage’s event site. The INL’s Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP) project, which is a … More

    Morning Bell: An Offer We Can Refuse

    Barack Obama’s energy adviser Jason Grumet told Bloomberg last week that an Obama administration would not “insert political judgments to interrupt the recommendations of the scientific efforts.” His promise was made in reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s impending decision on whether or not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under … More

    Bell Ringers

    A Round-up of Op-Eds by The Heritage Foundation Financial Forensics – Ed Feulner Yet Fannie and Freddie evaded attempts to regulate them. A big reason is that they cultivated powerful friends in Congress, such as Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. As chair of the Senate banking committee, he pocketed more than … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 17, 2008

    Nickel & Dimed in San Francisco Health Care – Pacific Research Institute Still Not Enough Taxes to Pay for All the Government’s Needs Despite a (possibly short-term) victory in court, San Francisco’s Health Access Program faces an uphill struggle to provide so-called “universal” health care to San Franciscans. SF HAP, … More