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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Inquiring Minds Want To Know

    It must really be tough to be a public affairs guy at the Department of Justice who has to explain why the Civil Rights Division is not carrying out its enforcement responsibilities. I have posted previously about the failure of the Civil Rights Division to enforce the Help America Vote … More

    Try Honesty

    Just last week, Heritage analyst Rea Hederman published a paper comparing John McCain and Barack Obama on taxes, concluding: “Senator McCain’s plan is substantially better at spurring economic growth than Senator Obama’s. This is not surprising, since Senator McCain focuses on economic growth and job creation while Senator Obama focuses … More

    Morning Bell: You Thought You Owned Your 401(k)

    This week Argentina’s leftist president, Christina Kirchner, announced she would move forward with her plan to seize the nation’s private pension funds. Kirchner claims government seizure of the funds is needed to protect Argentinians from the global market crisis. But most observers believe her real motive is to use the … More

    Boehner’s Pro-Growth Proposal

    Congress is expected to vote on a stimulus package after the election. This package may include various spending increases including funding for infrastructure, and bailouts for states facing budget shortfalls. Unfortunately, proposals made thus far are emblematic of a failed approach. Increased spending, whether it is in the form of … More

    Bell Ringers

    A round-up of Op-Eds by The Heritage Foundation If Democrats Win it All: Obama, Congress Will Get Best Red Tape Your Tax Money Can Buy – Ronald D. Utt With free markets on the defensive, a sweep of both branches of government by advocates of bigger government will lead to … More

    The Greatest Trick the Socialists Ever Pulled

    Attempting to answer whether or not “Barack Obama supports Socialized Medicine?” CATO’s Michael Cannon writes: Socialized medicine exists to the extent that government controls medical resources and socializes the costs. … What matters—what determines real as opposed to nominal ownership—is who controls the resources. The particular decisions that government makes … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 30, 2008

    California’s High-Risk Pool Is Not Working – Pacific Research Institute California’s high-risk pool for medically uninsured residents, MRMIP, is in trouble – poorly funded and lots of eligible folks are on the waiting list to enrol – according to the Los Angeles Times… Abortionists are Human Rights Defenders? Seriously? – … More

    Heritage Asks TV Stations to Stop Airing Obama's Misleading Ad

    Two days after asking Barack Obama to pull a false and misleading ad citing The Heritage Foundation, the campaign has not yet responded to the request. Heritage’s attorney, Alan P. Dye, today contacted TV stations directly to stop airing the ad. Dye’s letter was sent to TV stations across the … More

    The Return of Progressive Corporatism

    Could the current crisis usher in a new “New Deal”, with a new brand of corporatism to replace the free market system? Certainly European leaders are arguing that case. The current economic “crisis,” may itself have been caused by bad policy. Yet, is provides a great pretext for an expansion … More

    States Need Flexibility, Not a Bailout

    Following Wall Street and Detroit, the nation’s governors have joined the growing line on Capitol Hill—begging Congress to save their states from looming fiscal shortfalls. The National Governors Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking states to be included in the next economic stimulus package. New York Governor David … More