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Beware the Angry Renter

Former Open Market editor Peter Suderman emailed this week with a new FreedomWorks video on the mortgage bailout. The message is simple – people…

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Capitalists for Capitalism

Our good friend Steve Milloy gets some ink today in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where columnist Jack Markowitz profiles the Free Enterprise Action Fund:…

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Charlton Heston, R.I.P.

And so film legend and freedom lover Charlton Heston has left us, at age 84. There are already hundreds of obituaries and tributes,…

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Bush Budget Battle

The final Bush budget is out for FY 2009 (though not on paper, notes The Hill), and the criticism is already flying. Speaker of…

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CAFE’s Killer Impact

New estimates are out on the impact of increasing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations, as the recent energy bill did. It’s not pretty.

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Soothing the Employment Panic

Last week John did an excellent job of putting recent unemployment numbers in historical perspective. Some market observers seem to be freaking out because…

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The $100 Question

It’s official, oil has broken the $100 a barrel threshold. Why are prices so high and what can we do about it? Our very…

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Turning out the Lights?

Since we’ve been lamenting the incipient demise of the incandescent light (Bulb 1.0), I’d say it’s a good time to review The Simpleton’s Guide…

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Carney on Congress

Make sure to take a look today at Tim Carney’s latest Friday column for the DC Examiner, this time on the travesty of an…

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Hands off Cable, FCC

The FCC today is going to consider expanding its authority to saddle cable TV with many of the same regulations as broadcast. That, to…

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The Real GM Food Scandal

Author Dick Taverne has the cover story in this month’s issue of Prospect, in which he takes on the unwarranted negative reputation GM foods…

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Farm Bill Follies

The Senate farm bill is headed to the floor, even as Agriculture Committee chairman Tom Harkin is expressing reservations about some of the…

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More Senate Mischief

News from Congress Now on this afternoon’s machinations by members of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee: Highlighting the difficult straddle facing proponents, a…

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And so it begins…

Wayne emails today with a link to an NPR story about an ominous milestone in U.S. history: The first member of the Baby…

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Watch for Falling CFLs

Over the past few months, many an Open Market post has been dedicated to the issue of compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs vs. traditional incandescents.

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Ag + You = $$$

Mining giant Barrick Gold has recently announced a fascinating challenge to would-be mining engineers of the world: if you can think up a new…