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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...

For those less fortunate than myself …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP I pray you to recieve & apply the within sum of one hundred dollars to the use of those among you afflicted...

CAFE Standards Freeze IS Sound Policy Decision

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE Last week the Trump administration announced its intent to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) at 2020 levels. Rules...

Opportunity Zones Fuel Corruption

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government dispenses unequal treatment to Americans through subsidies, regulations, and narrow tax breaks. The unequal treatment generates lobbying and...

Ooops! We cannot do this unless …

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Amendment to the Constitution to be added to Art. IV. section III. The Province of Louisiana is incorporated with the US. and...

The American Left’s Selective Outrage

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Repeatedly pointing out the American left's obvious dishonesty, hypocrisy and selective outrage seems pointless. And yet, I feel compelled to...

A Jittery Adam’s Apple May Land You on a TSA Watch List

BY BOB BARR Next time you board a commercial airliner, be careful not to sweat too much, glance out the window nervously, visit the bathroom...

Cronyism at the Defense Department Puts National Security at Risk

BY BOB BARR The famous adage admonishing us not to “put all your eggs in one basket,” may seem childish and outdated to 21st-century brainiacs...

Global warming is not people’s most pressing concern

~Most people don’t really care, don’t think it affects them much, and don’t believe the hype~ Tom Harris In a recent interview with the Vatican News...

Who was more impressed?

BY T.F. STERN I recently had the opportunity to visit historic sites associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  Topping...

Environmentalist scare stories – Never mind!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Solid evidence shows there is no “bee-pocalypse,” but alarmists allege new pesticide threats~ “Baby boomers” will remember Gilda Radner’s Saturday Night Live character...

Is Green Energy Competitive?

PETER VAN DOREN, CATO INSTITUTE The declining cost of solar panels and the widespread adoption of rooftop solar in California lead to many cocktail party discussions about...

The Slippery Slope of Social Media Censorship

BY BOB BARR When it comes to identifying fake news, it is less science than alchemy; a task residing somewhere between asking “What is art?”...

Summit II: A Great Idea

Exclusive to Self-Educated American BY EARL H. TILFORD A week after the Monday, July 16 Helsinki meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, the American left...

Interracial Couple Celebrates 41st Wedding Anniversary

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN I did not realize it at the time that 46 years ago God gave me an incredible gift. He gave...

Not Taking the Left’s Politicized Trump Hysteria Seriously

BY ALLEN WEST In the aftermath of the Helsinki summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin the overly emotional, hyperbolic, and delusional rhetoric has...

Virginia Couple Sues to Protect Their First Amendment Right to Teach

ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Richmond, Va.—In Virginia, you can teach anyone anything—except how to earn an honest living. That’s the lesson Jon and Tracy...

Multi-Billion Dollar Boondoggle at Department of Energy

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government spends an unreal amount of taxpayer money cleaning up nuclear weapons sites. In this study at Downsizing Government, I...

The Power of Water

BY GARY S. SMITH They danced. They sang. They shouted and cried for joy. Had their team won the Super Bowl or the Stanley Cup?...

Trump Outfoxed Them Again

LLOYD MARCUS, THE UNHYPHENATED AMERICAN Trump is wise for not falling into democrats', fake news media and the Deep state's trap of saying Russia tampered...

Luddite Eco-Imperialists Claim to Be Virtuous

Uber-organic campaign enshrines primitive agriculture and malnutrition as human rights BY PAUL DRIESSEN AND DAVID WOJICK Not every poor person in impoverished places around the world...

Free-Market Principles Should Guide Accreditation Reform in the Higher Education Act

By Mary Clare Amselem Editor's Note:  This report was originally published by The Heritage Foundation. As Congress considers a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of...

Kavanaugh, Klayman, and the Fourth Amendment

MATTHEW FEENEY, CATO INSTITUTE In the few days since President Trump nominated him to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh...

Greenland Update: New Evidence for Post Ice-Age Warmth

PATRICK J. MICHAELS, CATO INSTITUTE Last month, we summarized evidence for the long-term stability of Greenland’s ice cap, even in the face of dramatically warmed summer temperatures....