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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    Why Does the Left Insist on Bringing Teen Sex into the Classroom?

    Why does the left keep insisting that the only people qualified to talk to teenagers about sex is the government? Attacking Sarah Palin in today’s Washington Post Amy Schalet writes: American teenagers grow up in environments that inhibit them from making conscious choices about sex and using contraception effectively. Sarah … More

    Let's Get Congress Out of the Housing Market

    Defending $150 billion worth of unrelated tax benefits that Congress stuffed into the already $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told the International Herald Tribune: “If you don’t want politics in this process, you probably shouldn’t be handing it over to 535 politicians. That’s democracy.” We … More

    Removing Uncertainty from the System

    When a Nobel Prize-winning economist tells you something is too complicated to understand, pay attention. That is just what Nobel Laureate Gary Becker said about the financial crisis in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. The main problem with the modern financial system based on widespread use of derivatives and securitization is … More

    War-Torn Georgia Welcomes Conservative Movement for European Resource Bank

    TBILISI — Arriving in this city and driving down George W. Bush Street, you’d be hard pushed to identify Georgia as a country that recently underwent a short but brutal war. Of course the war never reached Tbilisi, but ordinary Georgians are seemingly untouched by Russia’s illegal and immoral invasion … More

    Morning Bell: Trust, But E-Verify

    No matter who wins on Nov. 4, the next president will have to tackle our nation’s failed immigration policies. And thanks to a little noticed provision in the continuing resolution that Congress passed to keep the government functioning through next March, they will have to address it sooner than they … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 8, 2008

    Are Targeted Tax Breaks Like Pork – InsiderOnline The “sweeteners” that supposedly were needed to get the bailout bill passed last week has renewed a debate that comes up from time to time among small-government conservatives: Are tax breaks for specific interests merely the cousins of the pork-barrel spending… The … More

    Bell Ringers

    A Round-up of Op-Eds from the Heritage Foundation Tax Us, Exempt Matt Damon? – Brian Darling Congress decided to load up the bailout bill too, of course. Amid warnings of a massive economic slow-down being right around the corner, lawmakers couldn’t seem to refrain from freighting the potential deal with … More

    Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions?

    This morning, The Lewin Group, a non-partisan health care econometrics firm, released its long-awaited report on the presidential candidates’ health plans. Lewin is “the gold standard of independent health-care analysis.” Its report revealed profound differences in the candidates’ directions for health reform. Barack Obama clearly favors an expansion of government … More

    Video: Gen. David Petraeus' Speech at Heritage

    Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq and soon-to-be commander of U.S. Central Command, spoke at Heritage this morning. The full video of his presentation is available below. Live Videos by Ustream UPDATE — Oct. 9, 2:25 p.m. For those of you who had a hard time reading the … More

    Regulators No More Prescient Than Market

    The DC Examiner has a mostly wonderful editorial pointing out that the regulators missed the warning signs of the market crisis as much as the investment banks did. The Examiner properly concludes the question is not “more” or “less” regulation, but then wrongly implies there was no regulation “at all”. … More