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    Morning Bell: Deregulation Didn't Do It

    Listening to politicians on the left speak about the current financial turmoil, one gets the impression that when President Bush took office in 2001 there was a perfect financial regulatory system in place. Only since then, they claim, has it been systemically destroyed by the Bush administration. Speaker Nancy Pelosi … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Fraudulent, Embezzling, Illegal Vote Stealing Machine

    Project Vote claims it is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is also a nonprofit corporation organized under Louisiana law but, since it actively “carries out multiple issue campaigns,” it is a partisan organization that is subject to federal taxation. This election … More

    Morning Bell: That's Enough Big Government for Right Now, Thank You

    This past weekend President Bush announced plans to host an “emergency” summit of world leaders to “overhaul the regulatory framework for global finance.” Bush offered few details on what actual policy fixes would be addressed, but British Prime Minister Gordon Brown penned an op-ed in for The Washington Post calling … More

    Morning Bell: An Offer We Can Refuse

    Barack Obama’s energy adviser Jason Grumet told Bloomberg last week that an Obama administration would not “insert political judgments to interrupt the recommendations of the scientific efforts.” His promise was made in reference to the Environmental Protection Agency’s impending decision on whether or not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under … More

    Morning Bell: Do You Trust Congress to Compete Fairly?

    The federal government’s decision to become both a market player and regulator in U.S. residential real estate was a major cause of the financial crisis. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, using their government-given advantages (including lower capital requirements, guaranteed access to federal credit, and a federal guarantee of their debt), … More

    Morning Bell: Growth vs. Redistribution

    During last night’s presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., Barack Obama said, “I think tax policy is a major difference between Senator McCain and myself. And we both want to cut taxes, the difference is who we want to cut taxes for.” Obama is half right here. As Obama adviser Austan … More

    Morning Bell: What Would ACORN Do?

    Sarah Palin’s speech at the Republican National Convention infuriated the left for many reasons, but one of the barbs that seemed to upset them the most was her extended attack on community organizers. Weeks later, liberals settled on a retort to Palin that Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) voiced from the … More

    Morning Bell: 33 Minutes

    The ultimate motivation is still unclear, but it appears as though Russia test-fired as many as four intercontinental ballistic missiles this weekend. First on Saturday, President Dmitri Medvedev watched the launch of a Sineva intercontinental missile from a submarine in the Arctic Barents Sea that hit a virtual target near … More

    Morning Bell: The Left's Official News Service

    The left is beginning to realize that its credibility on economic matters has been seriously compromised by its 40-year relationship with the government mortgage financing duopoly Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Witness Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) lying on HBO’s “Real Time” about how much money she accepted from the two … More

    Morning Bell: There They Go Again

    Earlier this year the left in Congress and the White house pushed through a $152 billion economic stimulus package that they assured us what keep the economy out of recession. It didn’t work. In late July, when the White House sought the power to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie … More