CLINTON VS. OBAMA - JOHN BERLAU
Fox News: To save Obama, Clinton ignores his own deregulation moves
With little success on the economic front, President Obama in 2012 is embracing much of his message on the economy from 2008. And from that playbook, he has two basic strategies.
One is to blame the supposed deregulation policies of the George W. Bush administration that Obama and his surrogates endlessly say “got us into this mess.” And the second is to hug former rivals Bill and Hillary Clinton as hard as he can and harken back to the prosperity and economic growth of the 1990s.
But there is just one problem with this theme. The Obama campaign’s twin messages of bashing deregulation and embracing the Clinton years are inherently contradictory. He is telling Americans to, in essence, look at the ‘90s, but don’t look too closely. Or they might see that the ‘90s, perhaps even more than even the ‘80s, was a decade of deregulation.
> Interview John Berlau
DNC, GOP CONVENTIONS - RYAN YOUNG
Openmarket.org: The Conventions Continue
Last week I pointed out that the GOP and Democratic nominating conventions will cost taxpayers as much as $136 million, and to little effect.
I’m not just picking on Democrats here. The GOP has the same problem, and to the same degree. There are a lot of reasons why such a base strategy is politically successful. One is rational ignorance; people have better things to do than dissect the fineries of policy.> Read the full post on Openmarket.org
> Interview Ryan Young
GLOBAL WARMING STERN REVIEW - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Stern Review Not Fit to Guide U.K. Climate Policy, Report Finds
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has just published The Failings of the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change. The 2006 Stern Review — named for Sir Nicholas Stern, head of the UK Government’s Economic Service under Prime Minister Tony Blair – is arguably the most pessimistic official assessment ever of the economic damages of global warming.
Influenced by the Stern Review, the UK Government adopted a set of climate policies that cost £17,000 per household. > Read the full commentary on Globalwarming.org
> Interview Marlo Lewis
THE LIBERAL WAR ON TRANSPARENCY - CHRISTOPHER C. HORNER
CNSNews.com: Author: Journalists 'Cover Energy And Environment Subjects As Liberal Activists,' E-Mails Show
Liberals claim to support transparency in government - until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama's "true plan" for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director - and more. Horner's quest for public information, labeled as "criminal" by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, "The Liberal War on Transparency." > Read the CNSNews.com article by Julia Seymore
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