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    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 12, 2008

    A Growing Tension with the First Amendment – InsiderOnline The proliferation of media that digital technology has made possible, writes Randolph May, has only increased the tension between government regulation of broadcast content and the First Amendment… Reject Political Stimulus, Embrace “Deregulatory Stimulus.” And Do it FAST. – OpenMarket.org Facing … More

    Morning Bell: No 'Change' Coming to Corporate Bailout Parade

    According to reports, ailing U.S. automakers are already lobbying the Obama transition camp for a taxpayer-financed bailout, and they’ve turned up the dial on doom and gloom in recent weeks to make government action appeal all the more pressing. General Motors, for one, says it will run out of cash … More

    Morning Bell: Ready to Honor Veterans' Sacrifice

    Americans would do well to ponder the unrelieved strains on the nation’s military readiness on this Veterans Day, one short week after the election of a new president and Congress. The Army’s readiness is particularly low. Seven years of combat overseas have exacted a grinding toll on all our military … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 10, 2008

    Media Reformista to Manage FCC Transition? – The Technology Liberation Front There’s much to discuss as Obama shapes his administration (more on this at OpenMarket.org) but arguably one of the most important unanswered questions is who Obama will pick to staff the Federal Communications Commission… Isn’t It Nice: Obama Can … More

    The Charmed Circle

    Candidates running for president in recent decades have sounded in their speeches more like they believe they are running for the position “God” rather than the position “President of the United States.” John Stossel pointed this out in his recent special on 20/20. Politicians claim that they can solve economic … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 7, 2008

    Nothing Innovative in Federal Education – Cato-at-Liberty I’m getting to this paper — a proposal from moderate-liberal, Democratic insiders Andy Rotherham and Sara Mead — kind of late because I was working on other things when it came out, but something in it begs for commentary, especially since folks like … More

    America Serves

    President-elect Barack Obama has quietly changed the meaning of the American Dream and introduced a proposal for American Serfdom. In America, what it means to serve one’s country is very clear. It is voluntary and for the purpose of defending the country during a time of war, or for the … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Nuclear Divide

    President-elect Barack Obama has a number of challenges to tackle when he takes office in January. One of his promises is to change the weather — by addressing global climate change. While only Congress (or the EPA) can implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade policy, Obama would surely sign the bill. In … More

    Tankosphere Today: Nov. 6, 2008

    The Failure of the EU Savings Tax Directive – Adam Smith Institute In Challenges facing the EU Savings Tax – the first independent study of the EU Savings Tax Directive – Keith and his co-author, Graham Mather, reveal that the European Commission is in danger of scoring an own goal … More

    Ronald Reagan Did Not Lose Tuesday

    The Politico is famous for its fact free political analysis. Glenn Thrush continues this tradition today in an article purporting to identify the biggest losers from Tuesday’s election. Thrush writes: John McCain invoked the Great Communicator as his idol — and many in the GOP believe a return to Reagan-era … More