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  • Yearly Archives: 2008

    Morning Bell: Power to Parents, Not Feds

    Twelve years ago a Republican Congress and a Democrat president came together in a bipartisan fashion and passed one of the nation’s strongest charter school laws for the Washington, D.C., school system. The charter schools are publicly funded on a per-pupil basis and must accept any student who applies (if … More

    Tankosphere Today: Dec. 12, 2008

    The Better Option – Adam Smith Institute The blogger, Harvard economist, and former chair of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, Greg Mankiw had an interesting piece on his blog yesterday regarding the relative merits of spending increases and tax cuts as ways of boosting the economy. In a nutshell, … More

    Capitol History Lesson, Revisited

    Amid all the news out of Chicago and Detroit, don’t forget the ongoing scandal simmering at the U.S. Capitol. We stand by our criticism of historical outrages and leftward re-imagining of the Constitution at the $621 million Capitol Visitor Center,  here and elsewhere.  From talk radio hosts to regular taxpayers, the … More

    The Newest Neo-Hooverites

    So desperate for a government takeover of the U.S. auto industry, some on the left are now stooping to borrowing rhetoric from Vice President Dick Cheney to make their case for the bailout of Detroit’s Big Three. Commenting on Cheney’s warning that “If we don’t do this, [the GOP] will … More

    Protectionism Impeding Carbon Cutting

    Australia’s Institute of Public Affairs director of the intellectual property and free trade Tim Wilson writes in today’s Wall Street Journal: The high priests of climate change are wrapping up their latest meeting today in Poznan, Poland, where the United Nations is hosting a conference on global warming. But don’t … More

    Stiglitz: 'Chapter 11 Is the Right Road for U.S. Carmakers'

    There is not a ton of common ground between the Heritage Foundation and Neo-Keynsian Joseph Stiglitz. But it appears we do see eye to eye on the auto bailout. Yesterday we explained why Bankruptcy Is the Best Way to Save the Auto Industry. Today Stiglitz writes in the Financial Times: … More

    What Chu Should Do on Nuclear

    So it looks like President-elect Obama is going to name his energy and environment team next week. Among the purported choices is Nobel-winning physicist Steven Chu to lead the Department of Energy. One of the questions on our minds is how will he handle nuclear energy policy. It is impossible … More

    TARP: Now A Slush Fund for Detroit?

    With the Senate’s rejection of a bailout for Detroit’s ailing automakers, there now comes word that President Bush is actively considering using funds allocated by Congress for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) to prop up the automakers for the time being. Such action would be wrong legally, wrong economically, … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Undemocratic Plan to Tax Everything You Do and Send the Money to Kuwaiti Millionaires

    Despite the 5,800 miles between them, events yesterday in Poznan, Poland, and Sacramento, California, shed a frightening light on the direction President-elect Barack Obama’s administration wants to take our country on energy policy. First in Poznan, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) promised delegates at an international climate conference that “Congress and … More

    No China Life Line Coming

    The realization that China is in no position to be especially helpful in coping with the financial crisis is finally beginning to sink in with the mainstream media. The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times today ran front-page stories that Chinese exports and imports contracted in November. This … More