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    Morning Bell: Fairness Doctrine 2.0

    After the Democratic Party took control of Congress in 2006, experts predicted the federal government was sure to pass “comprehensive” immigration reform. The new liberal majorities in the House and Senate wanted it, the mainstream media wanted it, a Republican president wanted it, and the eventual nominee of Republican Party … More

    The Worst of the Old New Deal Still Part of New New Deal

    According to The Center for American Progress, pointing out that much of FDR’s New Deal only prolonged the Great Depression is just a “favored pasttime of activists on the radical right.” Well someone might want to tell George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen that he’s now officially part of … More

    The Left's Big Deficit, Less Energy Plan for Millions of Low Paying Entry-Level Jobs

    Last week Heritage Senior Policy Analyst David Kreutzer wrote a WebMemo detailing the flaws of three recent enviro/leftist reports purporting to show that massive government interference in the energy sector would lead to millions of new jobs. The co-author of one of those studies, the Center for American Progress’ Robert … More

    Morning Bell: A Mandate for What?

    Yesterday the Center for American Progress boldly proclaimed that Barack Obama’s 6-point popular voter victory represented “A Progressive Mandate.” Really? How many millions of dollars did the Obama campaign spend on TV commercials in the closing weeks to convince Americans that Obama would enact policies the Center for American Progress … More

    Fannie, Freddie, and The Center for American Progress

    Desperate to defend the incoming corporate-socialist order, the Center for American Progress again defended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after Wednesday’s presidential debate. CAP’s Wonkroom notes that John McCain accused Fannie and Freddie of causing the current financial crisis and then offers the following refutation: As McClatchy reported this week … More

    The Left's Crony Capitalism Hits 'Saturday Night Live'

    It’s not often we get to wholeheartedly endorse a Saturday Night Live skit, but from beginning to end this spoof of a post Wall Street bailout conference has at all: *****NBC HAS REMOVED THIS VIDEO FROM THEIR WEBSITE. NO EXPLANATION HAS BEEN GIVEN.***** Not only does SNL make mention the … More

    T. Boone Pickens Bought Me Lunch Today

    DENVER – OK … he bought everybody in The Big Tent lunch today. Pickens sponsored a meal for all the bloggers here catered by Wahoo’s Fish Tacos (I had a steak burrito). Later Pickens took to the main stage where he was joined by Sierra Club president Carl Pope and … More

    Progressive All-Stars Outline Policy Prescriptions for Democrats

    DENVER — Monday’s best attended panel by far was “The Contest: Progressives vs. Conservatives,” featuring Paul Krugman, Arianna Huffington, John Podesta and David Sirota. Each spoke for seven minutes. Highlights include: Podesta announced he is working with Mark Green and tapping the resources at the Center for American Progress to … More

    Morning Bell: Carbon Capping in Bizarro World

    Any honest economist will tell you the Lieberman-Warner carbon cap bill being debated in the Senate this week is a massive energy tax that every government agency that has studied the issue says will drive up the cost of energy — hurting American consumers who already are feeling the pain … More