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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 15, 2008

    Top Ten Overlooked Facts About Trade – The Club For Growth The #1 Fact: “For 2008, the United States is on track to retain its title as the world’s largest exporter, with exports of goods and services approaching $2 trillion. In other words, American workers… The Aspen Institute on Educational … More

    Unfortunate, but Necessary

    Heritage scholars JD Foster and David John react to this weekend’s Wall Street turmoil: While unfortunate for both Lehman and Merrill Lynch, what is most important about these transactions is that markets are in one important sense returning to a normal order even in the face of uncertainty and turmoil: … More

    The Rural/Urban Energy Divide

    Last week the Santa Barbara city council voted 5 – 1 to affirm its opposition to offshore oil drilling. The measure was passed to counter an August 26th Santa Barbara county supervisor’s vote in favor offshore oil drilling. While both votes were completely symbolic, they do point to a clear … More

    Voter Fraud Puts Ohio Election at Risk

    Picture this: Hard-left activists busing thousands of the homeless and shelter residents to the polls for same-day registration and voting. What could possibly go wrong? The mind reels: identity fraud, multiple votes, improper influence, bought votes, non-citizen voting, and on and on. Unfortunately, that may be what’s in store for … More

    This Week in Washington: Sept 15, 2008

    The two big issues in Washington this week are drilling and bailing out the automakers. Drill, baby, drill. For years, Congress has banned oil and natural gas drilling on most of America’s Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Less than two weeks ago, the Republican convention erupted with chants of “Drill, Baby, … More

    Spending Explosions, not Tax Cuts, Driving Deficits

    Last week the Congressional Budget Office reported that the federal deficit will reach $407 billion this year. This actually is not as groundbreaking as it sounds. The best way to measure budget deficits is as a percentage of GDP, the 2008 budget deficit is 2.9% of GDP compared to 30.3% … More

    Morning Bell: A Vicious Cycle of Their Own Making

    In what some observers are calling a reshaping of Wall Street, two of the world’s largest investment banks, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers, are set to disappear. Lehman has announced it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Merrill Lynch was bought by Bank of America. For all the … More

    Radicalism of Chávez, Morales Led to Expulsion of Ambassadors

    The expulsion of the U.S. ambassadors from Bolivia and Venezuela sadly reflects the increasing spiral of radicalism, paranoia and bad behavior that are the hallmarks of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and his closest ally, Evo Morales. It is a rejection of models of civility and diplomatic cooperation and hemispheric solidarity once … More

    5 Misconceptions About the National Debt

    There is a lot of information about the national debt, but misconceptions cloud the debate. There are five common misconceptions about the national debt. This video explains them, as well as why they are not accurate guides to measure the debt. Heritage’s Brian Reidl also mentions the real threat to the National Debt – unfunded entitlement … More

    Tankosphere Today: Sept 12, 2008

    Nevada Research Policy Institute Launches Transparency Site – Government Bytes Check out the Nevada Research Policy Institute’s new transparency website, www.transparentnevada.com. Launched earlier this week, the site enables users to search through county and state financial data such as purchasing contracts, lobbying expenses, budgets, and government employee salaries… CBS News … More