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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Energy Freedom Day: A Good Start Toward A Sound Energy Policy

    Today is Energy Freedom Day. The Congressional restrictions on energy leasing in 85 percent of America’s territorial waters, which have been renewed annually since 1982, were allowed to lapse this year. They expired on September 30th, and since overlapping White House restrictions were rescinded by President Bush a few months … More

    'Expand and Economize' vs 'Redeploy and Devolve'

    As part of their Health Care Watch series, The New York Times Campaign Stops blog invited Heritage vice president for domestic policy Stuart Butler to analyze the presidential candidates health care plans. Butler writes: Barack Obama’s approach might be called “expand and economize.” Essentially he would add commitments and centralize, … More

    3 out of 4 Americans Support Nuclear

    Remember a couple of months ago when I told you that 2 out of 3 Americans favor building new nuclear power plants in the United States? No? That’s all right because it’s now 3 out of 4 Americans that support nuclear according to a new survey conducted by Bisconti Research … More

    EU Cap and Trade in Complete Collapse

    Just this week 10 Northeastern states conducted the first cap-and-trade auction for greenhouse gasses in the United States. While the compliant press portrayed the event as an unmitigated victory for the pro-carbon capping movement, the important thing to remember is that while the 10 states involved (Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, … More

    Americans Beginning to Acknowledge Success in Iraq

    Yesterday the Pentagon released a mandated report to Congress titles: “Measuring Security And Stability In Iraq.” According to the report: “Security incidents are now at the lowest levels in over four-and-a-half years, instilling in the Iraqi people a sense of normalcy that permits them to engage in personal, religious, and … More

    Morning Bell: Preventing the Biggest Bailout of All

    The bailout parade is continuing unabated in Washington this week. On the heels of a $25 billion bailout for the automotive industry, the Bush Administration agreed yesterday to a $4.3 billion bailout of Massachusetts’ out of control health care spending. Apparently when numbers like $700 billion are being thrown around, … More

    Bureaucracy Won't Drive Change in Health Care

    Make a list of the things you think government does really well. Almost everyone can agree it is pitifully short. Why, then, would we want government to run something as important as health care? The argument for a federal solution to affordable health care assumes the feds will do a … More

    What's the Story Behind Gas Shortages?

    In the 1970s when gas prices were soaring, the federal government implemented price controls to replace expensive gas with scarce gas, causing consumers to wait for hours to fill up their tank. Today, in the Southeast consumers are experiencing $4-a-gallon gasoline and scarcity. Some gas stations in the area have … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 30, 2008

    Digital Lies & the Future of America – The Technology Liberation Front This is a good article by Harvard professor Harry Lewis. He worries that the ease of spreading lies on the Net puts us at risk of losing “a thoughtful, analytical, educated citizenry… Tax Policy Questions for the Presidential … More

    Bailing Out Massachusetts?

    Is the Bush Administration supporting yet another bailout? After seven delays and months of negotiations between Massachusetts and federal officials over the renewal of the state’s Medicaid demonstration waiver which supports its landmark health reform, State House News Service has just reported that a deal has been struck. While the … More