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500 days of unleashing our economic engine

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Amazing growth – while protecting environment, health and welfare from actual threats~ The “mainstream media” remains riveted on alleged Trump-Russian collusion and how...

Reduce, freeze or eliminate CAFÉ fuel

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many small, lightweight cars cause too many deaths and injuries to justify tighter mpg rule~ Saying the air traffic controller work force...

Speculative climate chaos v. indisputable fossil fuel benefits

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and ROGER BEZDEK ~Federal judge tells climate litigants to tally the numerous blessings from fossil fuels since 1859~ Judge William Alsup has a...

Real Russian collusion the Dems and MSM ignore

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Putin pals fund radical groups that interfere with US elections, energy, agriculture and economy~ Robert Mueller’s politicized investigation into allegations that President Trump...

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Radical environmentalists put people last, and destroy habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels~ Third Reich Forest Minister Hermann Goering was an avid...

The New York Stock Exchange’s history

American Minute with Bill Federer After seven centuries of Islamic occupation, Spain finally drove the Muslims out in 1492. Culturally caught in the middle between Christians...

Ending secret science at EPA

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Administrator Pruitt initiates overdue changes to bring transparency, integrity to rulemaking~ Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding...

The double standards industry

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Concerns over impacts from energy projects disappear where “green” energy is involved~ It’s a good thing environmentalists have double standards – or they...

Politicians must consider unintended consequences

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Mileage standards and tariffs help some – while penalizing countless others, often severely~ (Oil field drilling pipe made in China - image courtesy...

A billion-dollar plan no one should follow

~Ontario’s plans to reduce plant food would kill jobs and do nothing to control Earth’s climate~ By Tom Harris In its March 19 Speech from the...

Federal Fuel Foolishness

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government imposes a mandate to blend ethanol into gasoline. This “Renewable Fuel Standard” harms consumers, damages the economy, and...

Those fraudulent climate litigation shakedowns

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Which aspects are most fraudulent? The cities’ lawsuits, junk science or bond offerings?~ The ultra liberal enclaves of New York City and San...

Our next energy and security crisis?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Importing 65% of US oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia)~ Oil and natural gas aren’t...

The Unspoken Secret Behind America’s Decline?

BY ED KUGLER We live in historic times in America. The Left is in a full-scale war against a sitting President. Socialism is in vogue,...

Lease the OCS – to benefit all Americans

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~An informed decision-making process will safely produce energy that belongs to all Americans~ Under the current offshore energy program developed during the Obama...

The fake ‘Trump is racist’ issue

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Trump’s words are far less despicable than what Green-Democrat policies do to people~ By now, nearly the entire world has heard reports that...

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

~Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival~ (Image courtesy of National Geographic Society) By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have...

Communism inevitably supplants and destroys capitalism

American Minute with Bill Federer Richard Milhous Nixon was born JANUARY 9, 1913. He was a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy during WWII, a Congressman, a...

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Ex-Grassley aide will now help Big Corn and Big Biodiesel retain their mandates and subsidies~ Yet another congressional aide is about to pass...

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating~ Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska...

End the ‘war on coal’

~Far from being a threat, coal continues to bring health, welfare and prosperity to billions~ By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At the recent Environmental Protection Agency...

Sharing our blessings

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~This Thanksgiving we should give thanks for fossil fuels – and promote them for rest of world~ This Thanksgiving weekend is a good...

Are we celebrating Thanksgiving or Black Friday?

BY T.F. STERN What are we celebrating this Thursday?  Are we taking a day off to be with family and friends to express gratitude to...

Virginia goes Don Quixote

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families~ Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the...

Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

~Historical breakthrough changes occur when innovators seek cures for societal problems~ By James E. Smith and Michelle Jamshidi We have become a society steeped in the...

Disbanding Troops and Bureaucrats

BY HENRY HAZLIT Economics In One Lesson, Chapter 9 When, after every great war, it is proposed to demobilize the armed forces, there is always a...

Renewable energy – by royal decree!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Or at least by paper certificate, as St. Louis city council raises electricity costs for poor families~ In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of...

The changing world energy economy

~Ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption~ By James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In recent years, particularly in the United...

Politicized sustainability threatens planet and people

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It drives anti-fossil fuel agendas and threatens wildlife, jobs, and human health and welfare~ Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends...

The Lesson Applied: The Broken Window

BY HENRY HAZLIT Essential Works: The Freeman Economics In One Lesson, Part 2, Chapter 2 Let us begin with the simplest illustration possible: let us, emulating Bastiat,...

High Earners Pay Bulk of Income Taxes

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE President Trump and his advisors are stressing that they want tax cuts for the middle class, not high earners. Trump said, “the...

Shake Shack Planning for Higher Minimum Wages

RYAN BOURNE, CATO INSTITUTE CNBC reports that the burger chain Shake Shack is planning to trial a new restaurant in New York which will not have a...

What natural disasters should teach us

​Hurricanes, landslides and other disasters show Africans why we need fossil fuels BY STEVEN LYAZI I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean...

Ugly, expensive or inconvenient? Fugettaboutit!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP The most approved plan of an Hospital of 4000. square feet area, two stories … the rooms for the sick...

Now it’s a war on pipelines

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Efforts to block and sabotage pipelines hurt jobs, economic growth, middle class, human safety~ The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened...

Federal Pay Outpaced Private Pay in 2016

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released data on worker compensation for 2016. The data show that wages and benefits...

Finally, some commonsense western fire policies

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~New DOI and DOA policy to cut overgrown, diseased, dead and burned trees is long overdue~ President Trump promised to bring fresh ideas...

Revisiting wind turbine impacts

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Erroneous recent calculation highlights need to assess renewable energy sustainability claims~ It’s amazing, though hardly surprising, how quickly some used Hurricane Harvey’s devastation...

Biofuel justifications are illusory

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It’s time to really cut, cut, cut ethanol and other renewable fuel mandates – maybe to zero~ The closest thing to earthly eternal...

Enemies of humanity

~Mosquitoes and uncaring environmental activists perpetuate poverty, disease and death~ Steven Lyazi After being infected again with malaria last July, I spent almost a month in...