Climate Change: 21st Century Snake Oil

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Follow Snake oil is an expression that originally referred to fraudulent health products or unproven medicine but has come to refer to any product with questionable or unverifiable quality or benefit. By extension, a snake oil salesman is someone who knowingly sells fraudulent goods or who is himself or herself a fraud, quack, charlatan, and the like. Two main hypotheses for […]

New York Times Sees “Big Win,” But For Whom?

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Follow A New York Times article on the Obama administration’s latest climate change regulations opens with a salvo from the perspective of someone championing those regulations. Certainly no effort was made to consider those who do not believe in the theory of man-made global warming. “In a big win for environmentalists, the Supreme Court on Monday effectively […]

EPA’s Grasping Reach…Gets Worse

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Follow In establishing the Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER) for cutting CO2 emissions 30%, the EPA has reached beyond its usual (and possibly legal) grasp. It is this potential overreach that will be the basis for some of the lawsuits that are bound to come from this rule-making. It should also be of great concern […]

How Bad Are Obama’s New EPA Regulations? This Bad…

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Follow The EPA’s proposal for cutting CO2 30% by 2030 seems innocuous. Some industry commentators have even been quoted as saying the rules could have been more severe, and that they will be able to comply with the rules without too much difficulty. Are they the lambs being led to slaughter? It may be easy […]

Executive Fiats In The Other Washington

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Follow Progressives believe in free speech, robust debate, sound science and economics, transparency, government by the people, and especially compassion for the poor – except when they don’t. These days, their commitment to these principles seems to be at low ebb … in both Washingtons. A perfect example is the Oregon and Washington governors’ determined effort […]

Greenhouse Gas Lunacy

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Follow Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and using the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a compliant and corrupt media to push his radical agenda. This time it is to save the world from climate change, formerly known as global warming at a time when there was actual evidence that the average global temperature […]

Global Warming’s “Community Of Science” Problem

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Follow President Obama promised that he would use science to save the planet from climate change, and now he has delivered. His Environmental Protection Agency has reinterpreted a 1970 law section, whose proposed revision was defeated by the Democratic Senate in 2010, into a 645-page rule forcing states to reduce overall carbon emissions in their […]

Here’s How We Fix Obama’s Dictatorial EPA

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Follow Last year, Congress enacted 72 new laws; and federal agencies promulgated 3,659 new rules, imposing $1.86 trillion in annual regulatory compliance costs on American businesses and families. It’s hardly surprising that America’s economy shrank by 1% the first quarter of 2014, our labor participation rate is a miserable 63%, and real unemployment stands at 12-23% (and even […]

Can The U.S. Fill The Gap Of Potential Oil Losses From Iraq?

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Follow Post-war Iraq has grown into a major force in the global oil market. Reaching a 30-year high, its production and exports have climbed steadily since 2011—making Iraq the second largest producer in OPEC, and the seventh globally. Iraq has filled in the production gaps caused by violence in Libya and sanctions in Iran. Crude […]

The EPA’s War On People

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Follow The EPA’s proposal to cut CO2 emissions 30% has dominated the news, but it’s important to step back and examine the whole picture. The EPA’s proposal is only one of several attempts by radical environmentalists to conduct a war against people because it’s the ordinary American who is being harmed. What are the elements […]