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Solyndra’s Special Tax Treatment

In my NRO piece today: In November of 2009, in the midst of Solyndra’s downward financial spiral, the Internal Revenue Service issued a ruling that granted special tax favors to the firm and ...
Politics & Policy

Solyndra and the IRS

In November of 2009, in the midst of Solyndra’s downward financial spiral, the Internal Revenue Service issued a ruling that granted special tax favors to the firm and its customers. The “private ...

Which Drop-Dead Debt-Hike Deadline?

Yesterday, Treasury Secretary Tim Geither revised, for the third time, his deadline for when the U.S. will officially default on its debt. Has he been moving the goalposts? Let’s go to ...

More Obama Agitprop from Wall Street

Over at the New York Post, Charles Gasparino points out that once again, Wall Street’s too-big-to-fail crony capitalists are shilling for the administration in the guise of non-partisan economic analysis ...

Overfishing: Another Gulf Disaster?

Steve Hayward brings up catch shares in his excellent post on cap-and-trade, and he seems to be as ambivalent as I am on market-based regulation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. ...

The Case of the Missing Mollusks

Back in July, 2010, as the Deepwater crisis was reaching a crescendo, the Associated Press broke a startling story: Freshwater diverted from the Mississippi river into Louisiana wetlands, ordered by Gov. ...

The Herring Red Herring

A perennial red herring of Gulf-oil-spill alarmists is the evil long-term side-effects of oil. There may be such effects, but they are far from proven. A case in point is ...

And the winner is…

 This year’s Pulitzer awards are…interesting. While many are predictable, rationality has a seat at the table, and some opportunity to horse trade for a few awards outside the usual liberal ...