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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Let’s Call It Shwantanamo

    On January 20, 2009, a new President will enter office. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have said that they would shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, where the United States now holds about 255 prisoners captured abroad in the war on terrorism. So what’s like to happen … More

    Barack Obama's Gonna Make Us All Rich

    Last week we documented Barack Obama’s devolving definition of who he considers to be rich. At first it was families making more than $250,000. Then it was those making more than $200,000. Than those making more than $150,000. Now Bill Richardson is telling New Mexico radio listeners only those making … More

    Medicare’s Low Administrative Costs Strike Again

    As we’ve documented before, one of the major selling points liberals deploy when arguing for socialized medicine is how much government run health care will save Americans in administrative costs. And it is true: Medicare does not spend nearly as much on oversight as private insurance does managing claims. But … More

    Morning Bell: He Left the Truth in San Francisco

    For all of Barack Obama’s trouble telling the truth, he always feels free to speak his mind whenever he is in San Francisco. In April, Obama told a room full of wealthy San Franciscans what he thought of rural Americans, calling them bitter people who cling to guns and religion. … More

    Going Toe-to-Toe With Chávez

    Our neighbors to the south have been making considerable progress over the past decade. Economic growth in the region has risen a healthy 5.5%. Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile and others have done quite well. But the current economic crisis comes like a curve ball and will lower growth expectations and … More

    Setting the Record Straight: Obama's Misleading Tax Ad

    Barack Obama has spent more money on political advertising than any campaign in history. In the case of his 30-second spot, “Try This,” we’d like the Democrat presidential to try honesty instead. The misleading and false ad suggests The Heritage Foundation supports his tax plan. Nothing could be further from … More

    Free Lunches for Everybody!!!

    Reporting on the latest incarnation of the Wall Street Bailout, The New York Times managed to discover the concept of moral hazard today: As the Treasury Department prepares a $40 billion program to help delinquent homeowners avoid foreclosure, it confronts a difficult challenge: not making the plan too tempting to … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 31, 2008

    Midnight Regulations? If ‘Midnight’ Means December 2006 – Shopfloor.org The Washington Post publishes today as its lead, page one story, “A Last Push to Deregulate” with a subhed, “White House to Ease Many Rules.”… Global Warming: No Kumbaya, Yet – InsiderOnline Global warming was supposed to be such a dire … More

    Which Tax Plan Is Better for My Family?

    A lot of focus has been on how the candidates’ tax plans affect different income groups. But, The America Dream is all about climbing the income ladder. A family that is “middle class” one year may be considered “rich” the next. This depends on economic growth, and on opportunity and … More

    A New Green Economy?

    Perhaps the oddest reaction to the financial meltdown and looming recession comes from environmental activists and bureaucrats who see it as a rationale to transform the economy along green lines. They argue that the old brown economy has shown itself to have reached the point where it no longer generates … More