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Commentary: The Congress of Racial Equality’s Paul Driessen writes in the Washington Times that the time to tap ANWR’s oil reserves is long overdue.
News: Reuters reports from oil analyst Trilby Lundberg: “In 2006, the EPA could well cost gasoline consumers more than Hurricane Katrina did.”
News: The Washington Post’s Stephen Barr reports on how Congress has scaled back a Bush administration program “that uses cost-comparison studies to determine whether ‘commercial’ activities performed by the government should be turned over to contractors.” The bottom line: as of November 30 of this year, it’s become harder to save taxpayers money and improve quality of service by contracting work to private companies.
Commentary: The December 20 New York Sun derides the Transit Workers Union for its “blatantly illegal act of economic sabotage” staged during “one of the most important business weeks in the city in a last-ditch attempt to preserve privilege.”
Commentary: Economist Dennis Coates notes that public stadium finance deals like the one planned for the Washington Nationals have historically failed to deliver on the promise of jobs.
News: The Heritage Foundation’s Policy Blog looks at how bridge-building projects in Alaska – originally thought to be garden-variety pork projects – would personally benefit Alaskan politicians pushing for them.
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