Politics (page 966)

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    Carney explains why both parties should agree to drop renewable energy tax credits

    Recent John Locke Foundation Headliner Timothy P. Carney says in his latest Washington Examiner article that scrapping a federal renewable energy tax credits ought to make sense to politicians on both sides of the partisan divide. If Democrats really share the Occupy…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Hitchens on Iran … 5 1/2 years ago

    One passage from Simon Schama’s Newsweek obituary of Christopher Hitchens struck me as especially well-said: It was Twain’s bravura in the face of the pompous and the banal that Hitch sought to perpetuate into the age of the conservative radio ranter, the formless drivel of the…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Praise for Thatcher from an unexpected quarter

    A new feature-length film profiling former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher prompts Newsweek to examine the Iron Lady’s record. You might be surprised to read some praise amid the ambivalence: She lambasted ambitious bureaucrats; the artificial Utopian megastate you want to build, she told…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    Biden’s economic ideas

    Look past the fawning question from interviewer Leslie H. Gelb, and the opening exchange in a new Newsweek conversation with Vice President Joe Biden offers some true economic wisdom: NEWSWEEK: I know you feel strongly and correctly that economics is really at the heart…
    Mitch Kokai, December 22, 2011
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    You might be a progressive if, you like Italian style fascism

    John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, provides this important history lesson. Progressives constantly repeat the big lie that they are for the little guy.  Just read The Nation or Salon. Goodman documents that from the start they are for big business and…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    NC Legislature: just say no to high cost energy

    Ken Green at AEI reports here that Grover Norquist at Americans for Tax Reform is making repeal of Renewable Energy Standards (RES) a priority.  These state laws require energy companies to buy and then sell high priced wind and solar energy to their customers who would rather have low…
    Michael Sanera, December 21, 2011
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    National Review offers two takes on Ron Paul

    Scan the headlines at National Review Online this morning, and you’ll find two featured columns focusing on the Republican presidential race’s most libertarian candidate. Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute delves into the reaction to Paul’s message. Let us stipulate that Ron Paul is…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2011
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    Carney takes on central planning and cronyism

    Less than one week removed from his John Locke Foundation Headliner appearance, the Washington Examiner‘s Timothy P. Carney is tackling the cronyism inherent in “government-managed markets.” Central planners — whether in governments or huge corporations — cannot judge and balance supply and demand as…
    Mitch Kokai, December 20, 2011