Thursday, December 18, 2008

Required Reading 12/18

READ OF THE DAY
Better Than A Bailout
Giving Americans two months off from paying federal income and payroll taxes would prove a far more potent "stimulus" than any plan dreamed up by Treasury aides and Capitol Hill bureaucrats. Anything a few hundred Washington operatives can do with that bailout money, 150 million American workers and entrepreneurs can do better, faster, and smarter.


To Catch A Thief
Bernard Madoff's alleged $50 billion fraud is giving politicians and investors who failed to diversify another excuse to blame too little enforcement in U.S. financial markets.

Players' Drug Use Wrecked IU season
Sampson 'tried to stop it' but was focused on wins.

The Madoff Inheritance
It's so nice Congress and Sheila Bair want to bail out these poor souls who knew so little about borrowing. Bernard Madoff's victims will get no such succor, even the most deserving.

Madoff Exploited The Jews
Networks of trust are vulnerable. No law can change that.

The Kennedy Entitlement
Can David Paterson say 'No' to Caroline?

Organizing The White House Is Obama's First Test by Karl Rove
All presidents come to realize how much structure matters.

Obama Should Forget About Energy Independence
The only way to get there is job-killing taxes.

Deleveraging Can Save Jobs
A simple change in tax policy would make it easier for companies to retire debt.

Ford's High-Stakes Gamble by George Will
Seeking A Ford In Our Future.

Playing Bridge
A conservative approach to infrastructure.

One Plus One Equals 20 Extra Votes For Franken
If the Republican Party can't protect an election won by the incumbent U.S. senator in Minnesota, there is no point in donating to the Republican Party.

Campaign Rhetoric and Presidential Reality by Victor Davis Hanson
Consider this brief history of foreign-policy posturing.

Court The Big Three
Paulson & Detroit.