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Bloom Energy’s “tangled web”

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and CLINT LAIRD ~What a tangled web Bloom weaves, since first it practiced to deceive~ Bloom Energy executives, investment bankers, venture capitalists, politicians,...

Keep carbon taxes in the ground

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Permanently bury these job-killing proposals, after pounding wooded stakes through their hearts~ The House of Representatives recently passed a sense of Congress resolution...

The coming decarbonization tsunami

~San Francisco Climate Action Summit intends to set the stage for controlling our lives~  Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris Batten down the hatches! A tsunami...

As the world and climate change yet again –

~Who is helping to create a better world? Who is determined to hold everyone back?~ John Shanahan The world has changed tremendously since the early 1800s,...

What Direction Are We Headed?

BY T.F. STERN This morning while glancing over Facebook with its variety of politically charged events, menu items for the home grillers, birthday wishes for...

Endangerment Finding delenda est

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Replacing Clean Power Plan with less harmful ACE rule does not fix fraudulent CO2 science~ As the Punic Wars dragged on, Cato the...

Stupid Media and the Claim that Woman are Better Drivers than Men

BY SELWYN DUKE There’s the Stupid Media and the Smart Media. Part of the job of the Smart Media (yours truly, among others), though it...

The misguided Affordable Clean Energy rule

Why is the US EPA still determined to control plant food and drive up electricity prices? DR. TIM BALL AND TOM HARRIS On August 29, 2018,...

Can Kelli Ward Pull Off This Nail-Biter Election?

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Hello, America. Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American, here, reporting in from the GOP U.S. Senate primary in Arizona. All month,...

How do you keep track of all that stuff?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … If Sir you can … lay your Hands on that Letter (I am told, you have for many years been in the practice...

Is the EPA Changing the Regulatory Paradigm?

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE Sometimes it’s worth reading the fine print in obscure regulatory proposals. One such example is contained in a “proposed rulemaking”...

Partisan Gerrymandering: Another Supreme Court Showdown?

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE It would have been natural to assume that partisan gerrymandering would not return as an issue to the Supreme Court until...

Trump on Trade: The Latest on the Tariff Strategy

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON When I commented in March about President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on imported steel, I was hoping that he would back...

Socialism’s Rise Due as Much to Republicans as Democrats

BY BOB BARR Venezuela.  A country possessed of all the natural attributes providing a foundation for economic prosperity; yet whose citizens (except for the privileged...

Alabama, August 1963: Sunset of Innocence

BY EARL H. TILFORD On Monday morning August 26, 1963, my best friend Tony Beason and I started walking 85 miles from Decatur, Alabama southward...

‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ A review of the new Mr. Rogers Documentary

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON Full disclosure: I have never seen an episode of the long-running PBS children’s show called “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The only reason...

The Warren Plan and the History of Corporate Chartering

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposal for drastic changes to corporate governance, which I wrote about in this space last week, continues to draw thoughtful...

Death. Diversion. Duty

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I have heard of your misfortune and lament it, but will say nothing, ha learnt from experience that time, silence, & occupation...

America First Energy Conference – “an amazing day”

~New Orleans event reveals much of what has been hidden from the energy debate~ Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris “It will be an amazing day,”...

A double ban gets a double reversal

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Interior Department reverses activist-initiated Obama-era ban on farming activities in refuges~ I don’t pull my punches over destructive, inhumane or just plain lunatic...

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: Further solutions (Part 2)

~A 5-person commission and other modest changes would bring accountability to the agency~ William L. Kovacs Part 1 of this article recommended that the U.S. Environmental...

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An essential first step

~In America’s most powerful, intrusive and costly agency, power resides in one administrator~ William L. Kovacs Since President Trump’s election, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID WOJICK ~USAID climate and sustainability policies perpetuate disease and malnutrition in poor countries~    Part 3 of a 3-part series explaining how...

Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID WOJICK ~USAID anti-energy climate policies ignore human and ecological impacts on poor nations~  Part 2 of a 3-part series explaining how...

Obama carbon colonialism and climate corruption continue

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and DAVID WOJICK ~USAID still pushes climate alarmism over energy, jobs, health and prosperity for poor countries~ Part 1 of a 3-part series...

Snoop Dogg’s Career Thrives, Billy Willy’s Dies

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN When an ad for the second season of the Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg show appeared on my TV, it...

All Hands on Deck for Operation Mid-Terms

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Almost a year ago, Mary and I moved from Florida to West Virginia to be closer to our parents. June...

Conservation Easements and Land Trusts, The Ultimate Faustian Marriage

Kathleen Marquardt, American Policy Center “Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the...

Dangerous Collusion Between Liberal Attorneys General and Federal Judges

BY BOB BARR The latest liberal outrage changes as often as the daily special at a diner. One day it is Cecil the Lion and “big game”...

Finally! Some fuel economy common sense

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~But Greens go apoplectic over rule change that would have no climate or other benefits~ Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards were devised...