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Stat of the Day: Thanksgiving Costs Up a Record 20%, but Prescription Drug Prices Decline

As we approach Thanksgiving, you may have heard (or personally experienced) that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is up a record 20%.

Meanwhile, guess what's actually declined in price, according to the federal government itself.  That would be prescription drug prices, which declined 0.1% last month alone.

Perhaps the Biden Administration should focus on helping everyday Americans afford Thanksgiving, rather than artificially imposing innovation-killing government price controls on lifesaving drugs, which are actually declining in price and nowhere near the inflation rate afflicting other consumer costs.…[more]

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91 Mutiny: Even Liberal Democrats Blast Obama’s New Auto Mandates

For the dictatorial Obama Administration, things are deteriorating from bad to borderline catastrophic.  It’s hardly news that Obama’s support among political moderates and conservatives has gradually evaporated since his inauguration.  But now, even hard-core liberals are now warning him that he is simply going overboard. …

92 “Green Jobs” from Government Subsidies Wither on the Vine

When it comes to taxpayer money, economic development bureaucrats like to pretend they’re venture capitalists.  But when government gambles fail, it’s the average citizen – not some wealthy investor – who’s left to pay the bill.  The latest government subsidized fad is promoting “green jobs” with…

93 Only a Partial Win at Supreme Court Against Globaloney Environmental Lawsuit

The Constitution and the concept of judicial restraint each won one huge victory on Monday in an environmental lawsuit out of Connecticut, but only by confirming an earlier encroachment on both the Constitution and right reason. That earlier encroachment still bedevils both constitutional law and public policy. The case decided Monday, American Electric…

94 Gas Prices Reach Historic Highs, Yet Liberals Insist on Raising Taxes on Domestic Oil and Gas Producers

Is now really the time to raise taxes on domestic energy producers?  Gasoline prices are already near historic highs, and we haven’t even reached peak summer driving season.  One year ago, the national average stood at $2.86 per gallon, and the price was just $1.84 when Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2009, according…

95 Obama Tilting at Oil Companies, Propping Up Windmills

In Cervantes’ Don Quixote, the title character repeatedly makes a fool of himself with well-meaning crusades against common sense.  With U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder riding along as Sancho Panza, President Barack Obama is mounting his own quixotic quest: lowering gas prices by increasing the cost of doing business.  One of Don…

96 Obama After BP: Beyond Pathetic

One year to the day after the dreadful BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration’s responses to the crisis continue blowing holes in the regional and national economies. President Obama’s choices make George W. Bush’s responses to Hurricane Katrina seem like the epitome of competence and wisdom. Gulf…

97 Biofuel: Sowing Hunger Wherever It Grows

With the cost of living climbing to new heights, the world’s poor are tasting the bitter reality of market-distorting government policies.  Biofuels, and the subsidy chasers who love them, damage not only America’s wealth – they make the simple act of eating exponentially more expensive.  From October 2010 to January 2011…

98 Running on Empty with a Full Tank: The Incoherence of Obama’s Energy Policies

Though Barack Obama is a polarizing politician, there’s one thing that his friends and critics seem to agree on: He’s a canny politician. So if the president had the ability to bring down the nation’s staggering gas prices, create new American jobs and decrease the country’s reliance on foreign energy sources without spending…

99 Obama Charts Middle Course of Failure on Libya, Energy

Economic sanctions against Libya are crippling that country’s revenues, and the Libyan conflict is raising the price of gasoline worldwide.  With America barreling toward $5 per gallon gas if the situation gets worse, President Barack Obama continues to chart a middle course of failure between two coherent options for dealing with the Libyan…

100 Studies Show Connection Between Free Markets and a Cleaner Environment

Nice things cost money.  In the 2011 edition of its Index of Economic Freedom, the Heritage Foundation demonstrates that national wealth – not stringent regulations – is the key to creating a cleaner environment.  The Index of Economic Freedom is a joint project of the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal that ranks…

101 Cancun Climatologists: Americans Should Impose “Rationing System” and “Halt Economic Growth”

On this very week in 1942, coffee was added to the list of rationed items in the United States, joining butter, sugar, milk and approximately one-third of consumer food items.  Gasoline purchases were limited to just three gallons per car per week.  Those who lived through it can confirm that it wasn’t enjoyable.  Today, climatologists…

102 “Cool It” – Bjorn Lomborg’s New Cinematic Rebuke to Global Warming Alarmists

Recent events prove that orthodox environmentalists can be a really hateful, vindictive bunch.  We have the scandalous snuff video in which schoolchildren expressing global warming skepticism are literally detonated, their gory entrails splattered upon classmates.  Or consider the “Climategate” scandal in which global warming…

103 Obama’s BP Spill Commission Places Partisanship Above Progress

This week, President Barack Obama’s BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission began hearings in New Orleans to discuss the Gulf accident and the necessary response.  Rather than focusing on unbiased inquiry and saving American jobs, unfortunately, the commission and Obama Administration hastily and irrationally insist…

104 Obama’s Oval Office Infomercial

Furnished from the planks of the HMS Resolute, a British ship that once patrolled the icy waters of the Arctic, the presidential desk that is the centerpiece of the Oval Office is a talisman of power. If you’ve ever been in the same room with it (as this author has), you begin to wonder if it gives the president his air of authority instead of…

105 Obama’s Weatherization Assistance Program Yet Another Example of Fraud and Abuse

Like one of the ethically challenged aluminum siding salesmen in Barry Levinson’s film, Tin Men, the Obama Administration is desperately trying to spin its green technology spending spree as anything other than what it is: a misleading, expensive exercise in self-enrichment.  The latest example comes from the Department of Energy’…

106 Fueling the Decline: How Obama’s Energy Policies Are Propelling Us to the Next $4 per Gallon Gas Crisis

The only thing “energetic” about President Barack Obama’s energy policy is its unrelenting destruction of the capitalist spirit.  From maintaining the price-distorting regulations that artificially limit the supply of gasoline to cynically suggesting that his calls for more nuclear power plants and off-shore drilling will benefit…

107 Al Gore Emerges from Hiding, Calls Us a “Criminal Generation”

Somehow, it seems poetically just that Al Gore finally emerged from his snow-covered bunker just one day after the world collectively witnessed a false Pacific tsunami alarm.  Following Chile’s tragic earthquake, we watched as a destructive wave supposedly swept toward Hawaii and other inhabited Pacific islands.  The primary difference…

108 Al Gore Pivots to the Bottom Line

Buried near the bottom of last Sunday’s Dana Milbank Washington Post piece titled “Global warming’s snowball fight,” there is this snippet:  “Al Gore, for one, seems to realize it’s time for a new tactic.  New TV ads released during last week’s blizzards by Gore’s climate advocacy group say…

109 Global Warming Dead-Enders Imitate Gilligan’s Island

Decades after Japan surrendered to conclude World War II, legend persisted of abandoned Japanese soldiers scattered across the Pacific, fighting a war they’d already lost.  This week, desperate global warming alarmists did a brilliant imitation amid record winter storms.  The legend of fanatical Japanese dead-enders actually had a…

110 Approaching a Global Warming Agenda Stop Sign, Obama Decides to Floor It

Any toddler who touches a hot stovetop quickly internalizes the necessary lesson and becomes unlikely to repeat the mistake anytime soon.  Apparently, Barack Obama isn’t quite that bright.  Just one week ago, Obama received a proverbial stovetop scalding in the form of Republican Scott Brown’s upset Senate victory in deep-blue…

111 Chavez the Clown Completes Copenhagen Climate Circus

The ongoing United Nations global warming summit in Copenhagen was a circus of the absurd from its inception.  With his triumphant keynote speech to wildly applauding sycophants, however, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez provided the perfect capstone clown act.  Even without Chavez, of course, the summit was relegated to farcical doom before…

112 ClimateGate in Perspective: The Road Ahead

The global fallout resulting from the scandalous revelations of ClimateGate cannot be overestimated or overstated.  Some of the most prominent scientists promoting climate alarmism are, as evidenced by their own email missives, guilty of unethical, unscientific behavior, at the very least, and possibly much worse. The smoking-gun emails, accumulated…

113 Does Barack Obama Even Comprehend "Climategate?"

"A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be."  ~Albert Einstein  In their longstanding effort to squelch objective debate, climate-change alarmists’ favorite weapon was the allegation of a “scientific consensus” in their favor.  So much for that.  Over the past two weeks,…

114 Lindsey Graham Desperately Tries to Become Cool with Global Warming

Do you ever get the sense that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the last person to buy bell-bottoms and a Rubik’s Cube in 1983 because he thought it might make him cool?  It’s sad enough that Senator Graham desperately and perpetually seeks acceptance from the effete media class, using transparent “bipartisan” policy…

115 Big Business, Big Liberals

“Big Business hates the environment and supports conservative politicians.” That’s been the typical, politically-expedient refrain sung by liberal politicians and pro-regulation special interests in Washington.  Yet now, with Democrats in charge of both the legislative and executive branches, pushing everything from government…

116 Statism’s Waterloo

If a revolution takes root throughout the country and no one in Washington hears it, does the revolution exist? In our representative system, the answer is yes – and members of both parties ought to start paying attention if they hope to survive the 2010 midterm elections intact. We’ve heard a lot about political sea changes in the past…

117 California’s Utopian Renewable Energy Mandates Already Threatening Power Shortages and Higher Utility Bills

If it’s true that “as California goes, so goes the nation,” Americans should be very afraid.  While Al Gore ridiculously compares his global warming crusade to the battle against Nazism and Congress hastily debates a behemoth 1,200-page climate change bill, recent news from the test laboratory known as the state of California…

 
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