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  • Monthly Archives: November 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 5, 2008

    Sense at Last – Adam Smith Institute As expected, the government yesterday decided to allow ‘private top-ups’ within the NHS. In other words, patients are now going to be allowed to pay privately for additional drugs and treatments, without losing their right to NHS care and having to foot the … More

    The Global Warming Challenge

    Some of the most egregious policies implemented by Congress have been when Members failed to fully understand the costs and the benefits of that policy. Sometimes it’s haste and other times it’s failing to take into account the seen and the unseen. The question is: If Congress implements a stringent … More

    The Federal Government Must Investigate This Election

    The Volokh Conspiracy‘s Todd Zywicki flags this video from an ABC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. This one television station identified more than 100,000 people who were registered to vote in both Georgia and also either Ohio or Florida. Despite the fact that this report aired before election day and involved … More

    It's Not Easy Going Green

    Commenting on the top priorities of the Obama administration, former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta told The Los Angeles Times: “First you’ve got to deal with the economy. If you don’t get that back on track, it undermines every other priority you want to achieve.” And just how does … More

    Morning Bell: Congratulations, President-Elect Obama

    After a hard-fought campaign nearly two years in the making, last night a candidate was elected president of the United States. That candidate promised to “cut taxes for 95% of workers and their families,” expand the Army by 65,000 and the Marines by 27,000, and enact “a net spending cut” … More

    Where is Michael Mukasey? (Part III)

    I have previously posted about the failure of the Justice Department and its Civil Rights Division to enforce the Help America Vote Act against the Wisconsin election board and the Ohio Secretary of State over their failure to verify the accuracy of voter registration forms. Today’s question is why is … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 4, 2008

    The Case of The Missing Victory – RedState There’s been a strange silence lately in the Presidential election: silence about victory in Iraq. Number of U.S. combat fatalities in Baghdad this October? Zero, for the first time in the war. It’s part of a larger trend: (tags: Iraq) Tax Competition … More

    Gifts That Keep on Giving

    Google “the speech reagan” and the fourth result should be the YouTube below. It is labeled “Ronald Reagan Speech – 1964 Republican National Convention” but that is not accurate. The speech was first taped at NBC studios in Hollywood, and aired nationally on NBC on October 27, 1964, less than … More

    Morning Bell: The Most Fraudulent Election Ever

    According to federal election law, any presidential campaign that participates in public financing is automatically audited after an election. When Barack Obama broke his promise to the American people by forgoing the public financing system, his campaign became the first since public financing became law to have a chance of … More

    Global Warming Debate Goes Cold

    As the House of Commons in England was debating global warming legislation, something happened that hasn’t occurred since 1922. Snow started to fall in October. Since the late 1980s, the left has been warning us of impending doom. Liberals say that the Earth’s temperature is rising and that carbon emissions … More