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  • Monthly Archives: November 2008

    Lies, Damned Lies, and…the Undeniable Truth

    Most people are skeptical about statistics, claiming that mathematically-minded people just bend numbers to their will. But when it comes to long term budget projections, economists from the left, right, and center all agree we on an unsustainable course, and that the entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—are the main driver … More

    Chicago a Microcosm of Things to Come?

    Chicago business leaders recently told Mayor Richard Daley that their companies plan massive layoffs throughout the city that will continue into the new year.  Certainly, the cost of doing business in Daley’s Empire is partially to blame for the pending pink slips: The Second City’s 10.25% sales tax makes it First in … More

    America Powers Down

    Since 1973 U.S. energy consumption has grown 115%. Right now the U.S. has 760 gigawatts of power to meet consumption. Economists predict we will need 135 gigawatts of new capacity over the next decade to keep the lights on. Right now only 57 gigawatts of power are planned. And that … More

    The Next Bridge to Nowhere

    In the video below, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) describes the inevitable bailout of the auto industry as “a bridge to the future.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w8jEKoX5-Q[/youtube] A “bridge to nowhere” is more like it. As David Brooks notes today: Not so long ago, corporate giants with names like PanAm, ITT and Montgomery Ward … More

    Czars We Can Believe In

    The communists that dethroned Czar Nicholas II were the first to implement “central planning” but President-elect Barack Obama is doing his best to match both the czar’s and the communist’s commitment to autocratic style. Just this week alone there have been reports of an auto czar, an energy czar, and … More

    Conservatives Could Hold the Stop Sign on Auto Bailout

    From the front page of the NY Times: The prospects of a government rescue for the foundering American automakers dwindled Thursday as Democratic Congressional leaders conceded that they would face potentially insurmountable Republican opposition during a lame-duck session next week. “ The 60 votes necessary to pass the bill in … More

    Morning Bell: Washington's Unprecedented Power Grab

    On Nov. 9, the communist Chinese government announced a $586 billion economic stimulus plan that party leaders hailed as a “New Deal” for the people. Here in the United States, a supposedly “conservative” administration has already enacted $333 billion in “emergency” spending bills and another $105 billion in tax rebate … More

    Card Check Will Cost Jobs

    The so-called Employee Free Choice Act, otherwise known as card check, is likely to be among the left’s priorities in the 111th Congress. This new ad from the Employee Freedom Action Committee compares the legislation to a bailout for unions. Not only will it end secret ballot elections, but it … More

    Go Bopp!!

    Campaign finance warrior James Bopp, who has been involved in numerous fights to protect First Amendment rights to engage in political speech and political activity, is the lead lawyer in two new lawsuits filed against the McCain-Feingold law – the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (“BCRA”). Bopp won a … More

    Bell Ringers

    A Round up of Op-eds from the Heritage Foundation US: Why We are All Winners – Israel Ortega Many of us who are first-generation Americans retain immediate connections to nations truly savaged by civil unrest, ethnic and class conflict and political violence. We don’t have to think too hard to … More