ThinkFast PM: July 11, 2006

A Treasury Department analysis “presented in the Mid-Session Review itself confirms what outside experts have consistently said – tax cuts do not come remotely close to paying for themselves.”

Conservatives are outraged that a strict new immigration bill in Colorado still allows children of undocumented immigrants to receive public assistance like food and healthcare: “We’re helping create the next generation of terrorists,” said Rep. Debbie Stafford, R-Aurora.

Spencer Ackerman on the Pentagon’s claim that U.S. military detainees are now protected by the Geneva Conventions: “The very obvious loophole is what will happen to detainees outside of U.S. military custody — as in CIA custody, such as the so-called ‘black sites,’ where Geneva is a sick joke.”

Michael Savage: “Liberalism is, in essence, the HIV virus.”

There is as much wind power potential off our coasts “as the current capacity of all power plants in the United States combined,” according to a new report sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and General Electric.

“Don’t believe Social Security phase-out is coming down the pike again next year?” Read this.

And finally: Watch incredible video from a camera attached to an Orbiter Shuttle rocket booster — both the ascent and descent (complete with parachute ocean landing) are caught on tape.