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    Not You Pookums

    The Detroit News’ Henry Payne is always a must read but he really hit a home run last week with this cartoon on Fannie and Freddie: (posted with permission from Henry Payne)

    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

    The Pelosi/Bush Polar Bear Oil Ban

    Earlier this year, despite Sarah Palin’s best efforts, the Bush Administration chose to cave into the environmental left and designate the polar bear as ‘threatened’ pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Bush made the decision despite the fact that an independent committee of scientists told the Canadian government that the … More

    Morning Bell: Having Their Cake and Eating It, Too

    Yesterday before the Joint Economic Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made a clear case as to why federal action is needed: home mortgages and car loans had become harder to get, commercial credit was becoming scarce for many businesses and consumer spending had already declined. Leaders in both parties … More

    Did Deregulation Cause the Wall Street Crisis?

    Anyone who tries to explain the Wall Street crisis in a single sound-bite is foolish…or worse. But House Democratic Leaders have found a culprit they can agree on: deregulation. “This is the fruit of decades of ‘leave the market alone, don’t regulate it. It will take care of itself,” Says … More

    Nancy Pelosi Still Doesn't Know Where Natural Gas Comes From

    The day before the Democratic National Convention Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) went on Meet the Press and told Tom Brokaw: I’m, I’m, I’m investing in something I believe in. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels. … These investments in wind, in solar and … More

    How is Energy Policy Getting Worse?

    Seriously, I’m not really sure how it’s even possible for Congress to make their bad energy policies worse, but they are. And it’s coming from all angles. On the Senate side, the Gang of 10 energy bill includes only a very modest expansion in drilling while mandating alternative fuels and … More

    Kill This No Drill Bill

    Is it too much to ask for an energy bill to actually have some energy in it? Apparently it is, judging by the latest offshore drilling measure being pushed by Congress. Gasoline prices have dropped from last summer’s record levels, but they are still high enough to remain a big … More

    Pelosi's Energy Bill is a Sham

    The House introduced new energy legislation late last night. Finally…right? The House also wants to bring the 290-page bill, which can be found here, to the floor today. You think the 435 Members in the House of Representatives are going to meticulously read all 290 pages? A bill that makes … More

    Morning Bell: Hold Pelosi to Her Promise

    Finally giving up some ground to reality, Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled her energy package and conceded more than early reports indicated she would. But despite headlines like “Democrats Reluctantly Embrace Offshore Drilling,” it is exceedingly important that conservatives keep their eye on the ball.  Earlier this week, the House leadership … More