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  • Monthly Archives: December 2008

    'Global' Global Warming Treaty is a Bad Idea

    As countries from all over the world reconvene in frigid Posnan, Poland for the second week of United Nations climate change discussions, the potential for a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions appears to be fading, much like global warming hysteria itself. Reuters reports, A year ago, 190 nations … More

    Unusual Frankness from The New York Times

    From the NYT‘s write up on President-elect Barack Obama’s promised public works program: Mr. Obama’s plan, if enacted, would be in part a government-directed industrial policy, with lawmakers and administration officials picking winners and losers among private projects and raining large amounts of taxpayer money on them. Government picking winners … More

    From the Office Space of the President-elect

    Another electronic circular with the nameplate ”New Common Sense” burst forth from other corridors of The Heritage Foundation late Friday. This one, again anonymously signed “A Conservative,”  takes on the delicate topic of the constitutional authority granted the nation’s president-elect.  The e-circular carries the headline “The Presumptive President-elect” and reads as follows: … More

    This Is Not the 'Fairness Doctrine' You're Looking For

    The left sure seems to have a lot invested in convincing the American people they do not want to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. Whenever conservatives like George Will accuse them of wanting to revive the abandoned FCC rule, the usual suspects are quick to completely deny any such plans exist. … More

    "Did You Know That More Americans Pray Than Have Sex?"

    Dr. David R. Williams, Professor of Public Health and Sociology at Harvard, used this anecdote/data point to demonstrate exactly how religious the American public actually is. Data in the 2007 Gallup polls further supports this point: 93% of Americans believe in God, or a higher power. 61% say they are … More

    "No Time to Go All Wobbly"

    In the largest, most complex test ever attempted, U.S. military shot down a simulated long-range ballistic missile this past Friday. The target missile was launched from Kodiak Island, Alaska, at 3:04 p.m. Eastern time, tracked simultaneously by several ground and ship-based radars, and intercepted by a “kill vehicle” 3,000 kilometers … More

    Putin's Bid for a Presidential Comeback

    MOSCOW — Premier Vladimir Putin’s three-hour-plus interaction with the Russian populace showed that the prime minister rather than President Dmitry Medvedev remains in charge of the national leadership. Putin answered questions dealing with the issues both falling directly within his purview as head of the Russian Cabinet and those concerning … More

    Morning Bell: Cutting Taxes for Growth and Fairness

    Throughout his 1992 campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton promised tax cuts for the middle class. By the time he was sworn into office in 1993, though, Clinton said he would have to “revisit” his tax-cut plan and was “absolutely mystified” that the media had perceived it as a major pledge. A … More

    Lessons from the States on the Costs of Universal Health Care

    According to Gallup, 89% of adults report that they are currently covered by private health insurance, or a federal program such as Medicare or Medicaid. Only 11% say they have no health insurance. Also 58% of Americans are satisfied with the total cost that they pay for their health care. … More

    Some on Left Join Fight to Expose the Lie that is Cap and Trade

    This past summer when the Senate debated the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade plan, conservatives (and libertarians) were alone in fighting to expose the lie that cap and trade is anything other than a massive energy tax that can only harm our economy. Now, more and more on the left are … More