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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Ronald Reagan Did Not Lose Tuesday

    The Politico is famous for its fact free political analysis. Glenn Thrush continues this tradition today in an article purporting to identify the biggest losers from Tuesday’s election. Thrush writes: John McCain invoked the Great Communicator as his idol — and many in the GOP believe a return to Reagan-era … More

    Morning Bell: A Mandate for What?

    Yesterday the Center for American Progress boldly proclaimed that Barack Obama’s 6-point popular voter victory represented “A Progressive Mandate.” Really? How many millions of dollars did the Obama campaign spend on TV commercials in the closing weeks to convince Americans that Obama would enact policies the Center for American Progress … More

    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