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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    How the FDIC Cap Makes the Rescue More Effective

    Two stories in The New York Times today demonstrate why the increase in the level of deposits the FDIC can guarantee (from $100,000 to $250,000) will help address the spreading financial crisis. First, on the importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy: Small businesses in America — the 27 … More

    Morning Bell: Economy Needs Natural Resource Development Now

    Last night the Senate passed a $700 billion rescue for the credit crunch that is beginning to hurt small businesses. The House is set to vote tomorrow on the package and the new FDIC fixes, which will likely win enough votes for final passage. But the plan is hardly a … More

    Bell Ringers

    A round-up of Op-Eds from the Heritage Foundation India: A Land on the March – Ed Feulner As The Heritage Foundation’s “Index of Economic Freedom” shows each year, more economic freedom (an open economy operating under the rule of law) generates more economic growth. That, in turn, means a higher … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 1, 2008

    A Blueprint for Securing America’s Energy Future – NEI Nuclear Notes The Institute for 21st Century Energy, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released its Blueprint for Securing America’s Energy Future [PDF] earlier today, calling for the significant expansion of nuclear power in the U.S. The Institute made … More

    FDIC Fixes Improve Rescue's Effectiveness

    It appears that the Senate is already on the road to improving the financial rescue package that the House of Representatives rejected earlier this week. The biggest change in the Senate version of the bill is an increase in FDIC insured deposits, which would rise to $250,000 from $100,000. This … More

    Energy Freedom Day: A Good Start Toward A Sound Energy Policy

    Today is Energy Freedom Day. The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months … More

    'Expand and Economize' vs 'Redeploy and Devolve'

    As part of their Health Care Watch series, The New York Times Campaign Stops blog invited Heritage vice president for domestic policy Stuart Butler to analyze the presidential candidates health care plans. Butler writes: Barack Obama’s approach might be called “expand and economize.” Essentially he would add commitments and centralize, … More

    3 out of 4 Americans Support Nuclear

    Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear power plants in the United States? No? That’s all right because it’s now 3 out of 4 Americans that support nuclear according to a new survey conducted by Bisconti Research … More

    EU Cap and Trade in Complete Collapse

    Just this week 10 Northeastern states conducted the first cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gasses in the United States. While the compliant press portrayed the event as an unmitigated victory for the pro-carbon capping movement, the important thing to remember is that while the 10 states involved (Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, … More

    Americans Beginning to Acknowledge Success in Iraq

    Yesterday the Pentagon released a mandated report to Congress titles: “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq.” According to the report: “Security incidents are now at the lowest levels in over four-and-a-half years, instilling in the Iraqi people a sense of normalcy that permits them to engage in personal, religious, and … More