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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    It's So Expensive Being Green

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbCI68eSNsA[/youtube] To celebrate Earth Day, here is Kermit the Frog singing his standard “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Sing along with the updated 2009 lyrics below. It’s so expensive being green, Having to pay for all the things big government needs, When I think it could be nicer not being taxed, for energy, … More

    Morning Bell: Free Markets Better for Earth

    Deep in southern Siberia not far from Russia’s border with Mongolia is the “Blue Eye of Siberia” … the deepest and largest (by volume) fresh water lake in the world. Formed in an ancient rift valley, Lake Baikal is home to more than 1,700 species of plant and animals, two … More

    Perez Hilton Smears Miss California: Celebrity Juice, Not from Concentrate?

    Although Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, it was not this portion of the nationally-broadcasted segment that emerged as the most “sparkling” moment. Instead, the buzz was sparked by a question posed by Perez Hilton, an openly gay celebrity gossip blogger and one of thirteen … More

    It's Time to Discuss Cap and Trade

    This week, beginning today, Waxman and Markey are holding Congressional hearings to discuss the draft of a massive energy bill that includes clean energy investment, energy efficiency mandates, a cap-and-trade program, and protectionist policies that will supposedly help the consumer cope with higher energy prices. The logic behind the hearing … More

    The Debate Over the Durban II Document Ends, but the Outrages Continue

    Geneva – Earlier today, the Durban Review Conference outcome document was adopted by consensus. This is highly unusual for U.N. conferences. Generally, they are designed to culminate with the adoption of the outcome document on the last day. Implausibly, the Durban II president declared that this was a triumph of … More

    Harold Koh on International Norms and “Skeptical” Nation-States

    The Administration’s nominee for Legal Adviser to the State Department, Harold Koh, has explained – in his 1998 Frankel Lecture, later published in the Houston Law Review – that one of the Adviser’s roles is to “help maintain . . . habitual compliance with internalized international norms.” He has also … More

    Voices of School Choice

    D.C. STUDENTS: SAVE OUR SCHOOLS Blocking Children’s Path to a Better Future Congress Blocks Opportunity: Congress recently approved action that threatens to immediately phase out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), a federal initiative that currently helps 1,715 disadvantaged children attend private schools in the nation’s capital. Safe and Effective … More

    "100 Meellllion Dollars!"

    Remember that scene in Austin Powers when Dr. Evil decides to hold the world ransom for “One million dollars!” and #2 looks around with his one good eye all confused? The Vice President wasn’t in this video, but we think even he might have raised an eyebrow over President Obama’s … More

    Not Even Krugman is Buying Obama's "Spending Cut"

    New York Times Columnist Paul Krugman reacts to President Barack Obama’s $100 million spending cut: “pretty soon, even here in Washington, it adds up to real money,” says the president. Except, you know, really it doesn’t. Let’s say the administration finds $100 million in efficiencies every working day for the … More

    Big Spending Obama is Back Today

    Yesterday President Barack Obama asked his cabinet to make a total of $100 million in cuts among their departments. That was “fiscally responsible” President Obama. We like him. We just wish we got to see him more often. Today, “reckless spending” President Obama is back at work, following through on … More