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  • Monthly Archives: August 2009

    A Parade of Trojan Horses

    Over the course of the health care debate, the bloggers at Verum Serum have done a true service to the cause of honesty in public discourse by posting video after video of liberal politicians and intellectuals all admitting that, despite his claims otherwise, President Barack Obama’s public option is designed … More

    Cap and Trade: Organized Crime's Best Friend

    Reuters reports: The British tax office arrested seven people in London on Wednesday in a suspected 38 million pounds ($62.6 million) value-added tax fraud in the European market in carbon allowances, it said. … “Those arrested are believed to be part of an organized crime group operating a network of … More

    How’s That Government-run Health Care Working Out Britain?

    The Telegraph reports: Family told by NHS: Alzheimer’s is not a ‘health condition’ NHS Worcestershire ruled that Judith Roe, 74, did not qualify for NHS funding because her condition was a “social” rather than “health” problem, even though she was so ill she could not make a cup of tea … More

    Is Government Motors Lying About Its New Electric Car?

    The American taxpayer owned General Motors recently announced that its 2011 Chevrolet Volt will get 230 miles per gallon. While the Obama administration has repeatedly claimed it has “no interest” in running GM, from literally its first day as majority owner of the car maker the White House has been … More

    Is National Health Insurance Constitutional?

    We have heard a great deal about the costs and benefits of a “public option” and  “single-payer system.”  We have heard about the financial costs—and the other costs—of allowing the government to interfere with matters of life and death.  However, we haven’t heard whether the Constitution gives Congress the power … More

    IAEA’s ElBaradei Turns a Blind Eye to Iran’s Nuclear Program

    The Israeli newspaper Haaretz yesterday published a disturbing report alleging that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N.’s “nuclear watchdog”, has willfully suppressed evidence that Iran is continuing efforts to develop a nuclear weapon. Citing anonymous Israeli officials and “senior Western diplomats”, reporter Barak Ravid wrote that controversial IAEA … More

    Morning Bell: "By Any Legislative Means Necessary"

    The American people do not like President Barack Obama’s health care plan. According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll 42% of Americans “think his plan is a bad idea” compared to only 36% who think it is a good idea. 40% of Americans believe Obama’s health care plan … More

    Greenpeace Confesses to Ice Cap Melting Exaggeration

    On July 15th, Greenpeace said in a press release calling for urgent action: “As permanent ice decreases, we are looking at ice-free summers in the Arctic as early as 2030,” but in an interview with BBC, Greenpeace leader Gerd Leipold said that might not exactly be the case. See the … More

    Want More Green Energy? Roll Back the Red Tape on Nuclear

    Despite the growing rhetoric in favor of affordable and clean energy in the United States, the regulatory trend is moving in the opposite direction. A recent article from Platts emphasizes the increasing regulatory costs for the nuclear industry: “Benjamin Fowke, Xcel’s CFO, said in a second-quarter earnings conference call in … More

    Claims That Stimulus Is Working Are "Groundless"

    On August 6, Christina Romer, the chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, gave a talk entitled “So, Is It Working? An Assessment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act at the Five-Month Mark.” United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit judge Richard Posner has posted a … More