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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Morning Bell: A Trade Free Zone

    Barack Obama has frequently called the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “a bad deal.” During one Democratic primary debate, Obama even said he would unilaterally “use the hammer of a potential opt-out” to “renegotiate” the entire treaty. But after he secured the nomination, Obama changed his tune, admitting that … More

    Blame Global Warming!

    Global warming activists blame just about everything you can imagine on global warming. Increased and more violent hurricanes? Blame Global Warming. Early bird migration? Blame Global Warming. Polar bear extinction? Blame Global Warming. The Chicago Cubs losing in the first round of the divisional playoffs? Blame Global Warming! Well, not … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 7, 2008

    Energy Independence: Brazil Leads the Way? – Growthology Everyone seems to be preoccupied with the question of energy independence. It’s a bipartisan issue, heightened ever since the cost of a gallon of gas rose over four dollars this summer.. (tags: Energy) Federal Appeals Court OKs San Francisco’s Tax-Mad Healthy Access … More

    The Left Fights Back in Typical Lefty Fashion

       What does the left do when media appears that accurately connects them to the current financial crisis. They censor it of course. Yesterday we detailed a brilliant Saturday Night Live skit that properly exposed a major leftist donor’s connections to the subprime mortgage crisis. We wrote: The best was … More

    The Pelosi/Bush Polar Bear Oil Ban

    Earlier this year, despite Sarah Palin’s best efforts, the Bush Administration chose to cave into the environmental left and designate the polar bear as ‘threatened’ pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Bush made the decision despite the fact that an independent committee of scientists told the Canadian government that the … More

    Morning Bell: Bring Honesty Back to War Funding

    When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson first announced his $700 billion Wall Street rescue plan, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) promised: “We will not Christmas-tree this bill. The times are too urgent. Everyone has their own desires and needs. It’s going to have to wait.” So how did Congress live up to … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 6, 2008

    Lehman Bros hearing — Rep. Maloney Blames Deregulation, Ignores Her Own Role as Fannie’s Enabler – OpenMarket.org At the hearing being held today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in which former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld is now testifying, an earlier panel attempted to look at the … More

    Nuclear Energy: Can You Dig It?

    They told us how it was so big in the ’70s and is just now picking back up, and I was very interested.” Fortunately for all of us, University of Tennessee student Jackie Young isn’t talking about disco. Also fortunately for all of us, she’s talking about something that will … More

    "They Had a Blank-Check from the Federal Government"

    The left really has no idea what free markets are. Witness Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson who wrote a column last week blaming the current credit crisis on ‘unregulated capitalism’ and ‘laissez faire’ policies. According to Merriam-Webster, ‘laissez faire’ means: “a doctrine opposing governmental interference in economic affairs beyond the … More

    Buying Indulgence from the Church of Gaia

    The stock market is down, the credit market is frozen, the real estate market is tanking … the end is near! Despite all these bad economic signs, one market, according to The Washington Post, is actually doing quite well: the carbon offset market. Never mind that just about every neutral … More