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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    The Worst of the Old New Deal Still Part of New New Deal

    According to The Center for American Progress, pointing out that much of FDR’s New Deal only prolonged the Great Depression is just a “favored pasttime of activists on the radical right.” Well someone might want to tell George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen that he’s now officially part of … More

    Obama to Force Cap and Trade Around Congress?

    According to Carbon Control News, President-elect Barack Obama has named Georgetown law professor Lisa Heinzerling to his Environmental Protection Agency transition team. Heinzerling authored one of the briefs in support of the enviro position in the Massachusetts vs. EPA Supreme Court case. Heinzerling told the Guardian last month: EPA has … More

    The 10 Big Lies About America

    Talk-show host Michael Medved’s speech on “The 10 Big Lies About America” is being broadcast live on Ustream.tv. Free live streaming by Ustream

    Rahm's Plan for Mandatory Service

    There has been a small uproar around Obama’s call for a “civilian national security force” especially one “that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. But many have said that these words were taken out of context. If you read the whole speech, they argue, … More

    Supersizing FEMA is A Step Backward

    A recent New York Times editorial calls for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be taken out of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and elevated back up to cabinet level status. This is the way it was in the Clinton years, and the editorial slams the Bush Administration’s … More

    Corporate Progressivism Sets its Sites on the South

    A major reason the Big Three auto makers can’t turn a profit as they are currently organized is due to the generous union contracts they signed years ago. As you can see below, the Big Three are paying about $25 more per hour than their domestic competitors: So what happens … More

    Morning Bell: You, Too, Can Help 'Save' Millions of Jobs

    In his weekly radio address, President-elect Barack Obama promised a national “Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011.” One might think that would mean Obama had promised to create 2.5 million new jobs. But as the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 21, 2008

    The Killer Frost for Global Warming – Washington Times Turn up the heat, somebody. The globe is freezing. Even Al Gore is looking for an extra blanket. Winter has barely come to the northern latitudes and already we’ve got bigger goosebumps than usual. So far the National Oceanic and Atmospheric … More

    Oh My God, They Admitted It

    Great catch by Brian Faughnan over at Red State. He flags this Barney Frank interview with NPR: But let me ask you about the first thing you said, Congressman, because you said you don’t think $25 billion is enough. Right, I’m trying to explain to you how it works. OK. … More

    Obamabots Know Where You Live

    It’s hard to pick out the scariest part of the still unfolding story of how unionized state government workers violated Joe the Plumber’s privacy for political ends. The Columbus Dispatch reports today that President-elect Barack Obama supporter, donor, and director of Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services Helen Jones-Kelley … More