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  • Monthly Archives: December 2008

    Barack Obama's Faith Based Stimulus

    Defending the ever ballooning size of the Obama Administration’s proposed economic stimulus package, Obama’s soon to be White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers told Bloomberg: “There is not going to be any spending money for the sake of spending money.” Oh, really? First let’s dispose of the complete fantasy that … More

    Fred Thompson on Keynesianism: Do Your Part, Spend More Money

    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) offers his blunt assessment of the $850 billion stimulus package that congressional liberals and President-elect Barack Obama have suggested to boost the economy. Thompson says this about the much-ballyhooed infrastructure spending: “My favorite stimulus idea is to give everybody who needs a job a shovel. … More

    Morning Bell: A Legacy That Matters

    The Bush administration is hopping mad at the New York Times for a story the Gray Lady published Sunday, “White House Philosophy Stoked Mortgage Bonfire.” The White House will have to defend itself on this one, but we are concerned that the Times, in its partisan desire to tarnish President … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 19, 2008

    “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke, and Keep its Taxes High” – Pacific Research Institute When I was a kid, the jingle went: “I’d like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company; I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony…” Apparently, the … More

    Bush's Awful Auto Bailout

    This morning the President announced that his Administration, acting unilaterally after Congress declined to intervene, will bail out the auto industry to the tune of $13.4 billion now, another $4 billion in February, and who knows how much thereafter. What a terrible proposal! First of all, this is a bailout, … More

    The 411 on the Auto Bailout

    From the Detroit Free Press: Purpose: The terms and conditions of the financing provided by the Treasury Department will facilitate restructuring of our domestic auto industry, prevent disorderly bankruptcies during a time of economic difficulty, and protect the taxpayer by ensuring that only financially viable firms receive financing. Amount: Auto … More

    Morning Bell: Protecting Religious Liberty

    President-elect Barack Obama angered gay groups this week by choosing “Purpose Driven Life” author Rick Warren to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Despite the fact that Obama and Warren have the exact same position on same-sex marriage, gay leaders like Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese object to … More

    Obama to Deep Six Marriage, Promote Cohabitation

    Being raised by two married biological parents has considerable benefits for a child. By contrast, simple cohabitation by biological parents is highly unstable and does not deliver significant long-term benefits. On the other hand, sequential cohabitation by single mothers with men unrelated to the child can actually prove harmful to … More

    HHS Conscience Clause Regulation: Securing the Blessings of Liberty

    Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it.—Albert Einstein Individual liberty is elemental to what is means to be an American. But in recent years the personal liberty and freedom of conscience of our doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have been threatened. Although “conscience clause” protections have been … More

    Does Nuclear Energy Need More Loan Guarantees?

    Apparently not: Electricite de France SA and Constellation Energy Group say they want Exelon to join their UniStar Nuclear Energy development venture. After being ranked in the lower tier for federal loan guarantees, Exelon said it is seeking a reactor design more proven than the GE Hitachi Economic Simplified Boiling … More