Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Taxing the Speculators — Should we use taxes to deter financial speculation? Yes, say top British officials, who oversee the City of London, one of the world's two great banking centers. Other European governments agree — and they're right. — Unfortunately, United States officials …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute: Next, We Can Tax Money
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution: Should we apply a transactions tax to REPO?
Greg Mankiw / Greg Mankiw's Blog: Is a Tobin Tax feasible?
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Lobbyists pushed off advisory panels — White House initiative to limit influence could affect thousands — Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street's influence …
Discussion: Politics Daily, Washington Monthly, Outside The Beltway, cab drollery and The BRAD BLOG
Tom Kavanagh / Politics Daily: Ethics Policy Expected to Push Lobbyists From Federal Advisory Panels
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly: A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS.... Nearly all of this work is done below …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway: Lobbyists Booted from Advisory Panels
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG: Obama to Remove Lobbyists From Advisory Boards
New group tries to convince Cheney to run in 2012 — Washington (CNN) - A new group wants former Vice President Dick Cheney back in the White House. — The organization - “Draft Dick Cheney 2012” - launched on Friday, and unveiled their new Web site. Their aim: To convince …
Discussion: The Swamp, Raw Story and The Jawa Report
Mark Silva / The Swamp: Draft Dick Cheney: A committee is born
Daniel Tencer / Raw Story: ‘Draft Cheney’ group wants Dick back in the White House
Charles Krauthammer / National Review:
Kill the Bills. Do Health Reform Right. — The United States has the best health care in the world — but because of its inefficiencies, also the most expensive. The fundamental problem with the 2,074-page Senate health-care bill (as with its 2,014-page House counterpart) …
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Neptunus Lex and And So it Goes in Shreveport
Thomas Wilner / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Made the Right Call on KSM — A civilian court is the best venue for justice. — Printer — Friendly — The Obama administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 conspirators in federal court marks a fundamental shift in the way we fight terrorism.
Discussion: TalkLeft and And So it Goes in Shreveport
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Activists seek green Black Friday — The day after Thanksgiving is known for shopping sprees, but “Black Friday” is getting blacklisted by environmentalists - and they're hoping President Obama will back them up. — “In the climate change sense, it's not that every other retail day isn't bad.
Discussion: American Power
Yaroslav Trofimov / Wall Street Journal:
Soviets' Afghan War Informs Surge Debate — KABUL — The future of the war in Afghanistan was on the line as Gen. Stanley McChrystal met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in a secret rendezvous at a Belgian airbase in August. — Gen. McChrystal, the top Western commander in Afghanistan …
Discussion: snooperreport.com, Neptunus Lex and Jules Crittenden
Wall Street Journal:
How to Forge a Consensus — The impression left by the Climategate emails is that the global warming game has been rigged from the start. — Printer — Friendly — The climatologists at the center of last week's leaked-email and document scandal have taken the line that it is all much ado about nothing.
Discussion: Wizbang and Gateway Pundit
Michael Laprarie / Wizbang: The Heart of ClimateGate — Michael Mann's original …
Those Who Rate U.S. Health Care System Good or Excellent Up To 49% — Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters nationwide now rate the U.S. health care system as good or excellent. That marks a steady increase from 44% at the beginning of October, 35% in May and 29% a year-and-a-half ago.
Discussion: Hot Air, snooperreport.com, Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, Gateway Pundit and QandO
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Rasmussen: Approval rating of US health-care system up 20 points since early 2008
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: You Don't Know What You've Got 'Till It's Gone - Health Care Version
Bruce McQuain / QandO: Interesting Health Care Poll Numbers
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans at Odds With Recent Terror Trial Decisions — Majorities would prefer trying 9/11 kingpin in a military court, away from New York — PRINCETON, NJ — By 59% to 36%, more Americans believe accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be tried in a military court, rather than in a civilian criminal court.
Discussion: YID With LID, Hot Air and THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Sammy Benoit / YID With LID: Gallup Poll: America Wants KSM to Receive Military Trial
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air: Gallup: Americans want KSM tried in a military tribunal
Reliapundit / THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: GALLUP: AMERICANS OPPOSE KSM NYC TRIAL BY 23%
The quiet American — Is Barack Obama's diplomacy subtle and strategic, or weak and naive? The world is about to find out — AT LAST Barack Obama seems to be starting to make up his mind. After months of agonising, he is apparently close to announcing that he will after all send …
Discussion: Clive Crook and The Page
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Voter Anger Is Building Over Deficits — After engineering an unprecedented spending surge for nearly a year, President Barack Obama now wants to signal that he takes deficits seriously. So this week the White House announced that it is considering creating a commission to figure how to fix the budget mess.
Discussion: The Daily Dish, The Moderate Voice and The Future of Capitalism
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: The Emptiness Of Karl Rove
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice: Sullivan Challenges Rove