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  • Monthly Archives: February 2009

    The Great Carbon Collapse

    In the UK Guardian last month, a leading European energy executive warned that Europe’s carbon market was becoming a “new type of sub-prime tool.”  More analysis from the article: The EU’s emissions trading scheme was set up as a market solution to cut greenhouse gas pollution from industry. Polluters were … More

    Our Economy Does Not Need Creative Coercion

    Imagine the following scenario: After work you and a couple of your co-workers gather at the local pizza joint for a few slices and a beer. They are buying! When you arrive, one of your co-workers puts a “sign in” sheet (see below) under your nose while you are choosing … More

    Democrat Governor Worried About Permanent Stimulus Spending

    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) took a lot of criticism last week for declaring his intention to turn down the unemployment insurance parts of the Obama Administration’s economic stimulus aid. Jindal noted that the legislation written by the leftist majorities in Congress required states to permanently expand their unemployment insurance programs … More

    Morning Bell: Let the American People Recover

    Rhetorically there was much to like in President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress last night. None better than this early statement: The answers to our problems … exist in our laboratories and universities, in our fields and our factories, in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the … More

    Pence: 'Freeze Federal Spending Immediately'

    Washington – Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, railed against government spending and lack of transparency at the Conservative Bloggers’ Briefing today at the Heritage Foundation. “We think it’s time the Democrats put our money where their mouth is,” he said. We’re advocating that congress … More

    Oil-for-Food Travesty, Part II

    So the man who oversaw a $60 billion global scam—also known as the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program—has been rightfully disgraced. In January 2007, the United States charged Benon Sevan with bribery and conspiracy to commit fraud. Sevan, a native Cypriot, continues to evade justice by hiding out on his home island—with … More

    Voices of School Choice

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKzZJoPu1OQ[/youtube] Some worried D.C. schoolchildren recently asked President Obama to continue the highly successful D.C . Opportunity Scholarship Program.  The program, which allows parents the choice to to take their children out of  failing public schools,  is in danger of being scrapped completely after the 2010 school year. Ignoring the pleas … More

    More Signs Washington Has Too Much Power

    Politico reports today: It was a perfectly reasonable question, and on the surface it seemed like a perfectly reasonable answer. But when Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd went on Bloomberg TV Friday and mused about the possibility of bank nationalization, panicked investors sent the Dow plummeting a hundred points … More

    You Can't Contain the Clean Air Act

    This Sunday climate czar Carol Browner said the Obama Administration will soon “make an endangerment finding” on carbon dioxide and said, “the next step is a notice of proposed rule making” for new regulations on carbon-dioxide emissions. According to the Wall Street Journal, Browner claims that the Obama Administration “would … More

    The Constitution is Clear: DC is a Federal City

    The Constitution of the United States of America Congress Doesn’t Have the Authority: Congress lacks the constitutional authority to simply grant the District a voting representative, as the Constitution explicitly limits such representation to states alone. Members of Congress are bound by their oath to reject proposals that violate the … More