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  • Monthly Archives: April 2009

    Jon Stewart: Socialism is Awesome

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwXj1spgK5A[/youtube] Last night’s agenda on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was: Socialism is awesome! As more and more Americans worry about the growth of government in their lives here in the U.S., the Daily Show travelled to Sweden to put those worries to rest. They wanted to show us … More

    Seizure Plan Seizes Up: Frank Delays Financial Institution Receivership Plan

    The Obama Administration tried to portray the plan as no big deal, akin to simply filling in a loophole. The idea was to provide the FDIC with authority to seize failing “non–banK” financial institutions such as holding companies, insurance firms and hedge funds, similar to the powers they already have … More

    How Lisa Jackson Stole $11,000 from Every American Household

    As we reported this morning, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson was forced to admit she had not even read the Waxman-Markey carbon taxing bill before her agency released a report claiming the economic impact of cap and trade legislation would be “modest.” Asked how the EPA could produce a report on … More

    The Public Health Plan “Trojan Horse”

    Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and Utah Gov. Michael Leavitt warned yesterday that a public health insurance option in any comprehensive health reform would be the “Trojan horse” that would force Americans into a single-payer health system. Proponents for a public health insurance plan, which has been suggested … More

    Morning Bell: A Jobs Killing Bill

    Testifying on Capitol Hill yesterday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Transportation Secretary Roy LaHood, and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson all pitched the latest cap and trade bill in the House as a “jobs bill.” Jackson told the House Energy and Commerce Committee, “This is a jobs bill, and it is a … More

    Why is Blue State Digital in Iraq: Update

    Yesterday, we learned that the State Department had flown a delegation of new media experts to Iraq to consult with government officials and entrepreneurs on digital technology. The delegation made sense for several reasons, including the vast amount of digital talent that had been assembled. However, we couldn’t understand why … More

    Earth Day Update: From Splitting Wood to Splitting Atoms

    Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner’s message, written five years ago, is still very much relevant today: Almost all the settlers who arrived here hundreds of years ago were subsistence farmers. They cleared hundreds of millions of acres of trees. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, “A … More

    Earth Day Update: Cap and Trade's $3,900 per Family per Year Price Tag

    The Weekly Standard has done yeoman’s work exposing the insane logic of an MIT professor, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Center for American Progress. The controversy centers around a study by MIT professor John Reilly that shows a carbon cap and trade would cost the average American household $3,9000 … More

    Earth Day Update: Green Without Government

    It’s the day of the year that the world celebrates being green and there’s certainly a lot to be “green” about today. The Pacific Research Institute and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) published their yearly Index of Leading Environmental Indicators showing major progress in cleaner air and safe drinking water. … More

    GM to Creditors: We Won't Pay

    General Motors today took one more step toward what is increasingly looking like an inevitable bankruptcy when its chief financial officer declared that it did not plan on making a bond payment due to creditors on June 1. That’s also the date given by the Obama Administration to the troubled … More