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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Fannie and Freddie Caused This Crisis and They Must Be Terminated

    The left is slowly beginning to wrap their heads around the fact that it was too mush government intervention in the market, not too little, that caused the current financial crisis. In an article at Slate defending government subsidization of subprime loans, Daniel Gross writes: Let’s be honest. Fannie and … More

    Medicaid Expansion: Poor Quality Health Care for All

    With 48.9 million Americans projected to be uninsured in 2010, both Senators McCain and Obama are right to address this problem. While McCain’s health plan focuses on reducing this number through increased private coverage and tax incentives, Obama’s health proposal utilizes a different mechanism, expansion of government coverage as well … More

    What About Latin America?

    After two Presidential debates it’s becomingly increasingly clear there will be little discussion of U.S.-Latin American relations in the final month. How will the next President handle President Hugo Chavez, the deteriorating U.S. – Venezuelan relationship, and growing ties with Russia and Iran? What about Russian warships headed to the … More

    Morning Bell: There They Go Again

    Earlier this year the left in Congress and the White house pushed through a $152 billion economic stimulus package that they assured us what keep the economy out of recession. It didn’t work. In late July, when the White House sought the power to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie … More

    Georgia's Future Hinges on West

    TBILISI – It isn’t hard to see why Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze is a free marketer. A graduate of American private education and a citizen of the United Kingdom, the ethnic Georgian prime minister invoked Margaret Thatcher’s legacy as an example for today’s legislators to follow in confronting economic … More

    Major Shock: Glenn Greenwald and Think Progress Are Completely Ignorant About FISA

    ABC News has a story out reporting that employees at the National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on “hundreds of US citizens overseas … as they called friends and family back home.” One employee described the contents of the calls as “personal, private things with Americans who are not in … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 9, 2008

    Card Check: Concerns in the Keystone Stone – Shopfloor.org Yesterday, I had an opportunity to meet with manufacturers and other employers in the Philadelphia area at an event co-hosted by the NAM, Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association and the Mid-Atlantic Employers’ Association. I went up there to discuss the impact that card … More

    How Would McCain and Obama Address the Financial Crisis?

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, talked about the economy and the presidential candidates’ proposals to fix it this morning on WTTG in Washington. Beach also addressed John McCain and Barack Obama’s tax plans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcI14dlpxMw[/youtube]

    What Didn't Cause the Financial Crisis

    For the next few days, weeks and probably years, we’re going to hear a lot about what caused the financial crisis and led to a $700 bailout. And we’ve already heard presidential nominees, Members of Congress and political analysts blame free markets and deregulatory policies over the past 8 years. … More

    Motor Voter + ACORN = Vote Fraud

    Say Anything notes that Indianapolis/Marion County seems to have more people registered to vote in 2007 then its actual adult citizen population. Even though they only had 644,197 voting age-eligible individuals, there were 677,401 individuals registered to vote, or 105% of the Census population. It should come as no surprise … More