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  • Monthly Archives: May 2009

    Countering Data with Scare Quotes

    The Natural Resources Defense Council recently went after The Heritage Foundation after hosting an event with Dr. Gabriel Calzada, author of a study that concluded for every green job created in Spain, 2.2 were lost. Let’s run through the NRDC’s points: 1.) “If you scour the Web this week, you … More

    Fear Factor: White House Edition

    “…I am indeed fearful writing this. It’s really a bad idea to speak out. Angering the President is a mistake…” What country would you expect to hear a citizen make this statement? Venezuela? Cuba? Russia? Nope, those are the words of prominent hedge fund manager Clifford Asness, who wrote a … More

    Why Does President Obama Hate the Polar Bears?

    Today the Obama administration’s Department of Interior announced that it would keep a Bush administration rule forbidding government scientists from considering global warming when protecting polar bears pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. When the Bush Interior Department announced their rule, they were roundly criticized by the enviro-left. It will … More

    What Cap and Trade Energy Tax Would Cost American Households

    Any honest economist will tell you that a carbon cap and trade scheme, if it works perfectly, functions the same as an energy tax. The Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill currently under consideration in Congress is no different. In 2007, MIT did a study on the costs of cap and … More

    "Terrible" Treasury Auction Exposes Hole in Obama Econ Plan

    The U.S. Treasury auction of long-term bonds on Thursday was “terrible”, in the words of one Wall Street economist, with the rate on the 30 year bond jumping from 4.1 to 4.3 percent. This is just the first sign that the debt-based Obama economic stimulus plan is about to become … More

    Hayek’s Birthday

    Today is Friedrich Hayek’s birthday and it is an important year to celebrate his birth. Although the twentieth century was the century of Hayek, this year seems also to be the year of Hayek. As a country, we are belatedly remembering his warnings, and seeing the consequences of ignoring them … More

    The Global Warming Debates Aren’t Over. (Part 5 in a 10-part series)

    When it comes global warming, two debates are currently taking place. At the forefront is the political debate. Current legislation introduced by House Democrats Ed Markey and Henry Waxman includes a cap-and-trade plan to attempt to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. But the debate unfortunately (and like most … More

    Defending the Country is Hard

    The Washington Post reports today: Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these … More

    Tributes to Jack Kemp: "A Man Above Men"

    As we come across them, we will post tributes to the legacy and life of Jack F. Kemp. This one comes from Mrs. Mildred Hailey, the founder of the nationwide movement of residents to manage and own their own public housing and Mrs. Cynthia Wiggins who succeeded Kimi Gray as head of their … More

    The Video Single Payer Health Care Activists Don't Want You To See

    Late last month the conservative blog Verum Serum posted a video of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) telling a single payer health care rally: “I know many of you here today are single payer advocates and so am I … and those of us who are pushing for a public health … More