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Financial security versus independence

The changing face of the United States should be viewed as an opportunity James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In 2015, the Bureau of Labor (BLS) Statistics released the results of a study dubbed the “National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979.”  This survey observed the employment habits of nearly ten thousand men and women of [...]

April 29, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa

African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity Steven Lyazi Solar technology in Africa, including my country of Uganda, would bring good news to millions of people who today must use firewood, charcoal and dung for cooking. Millions of Africans die from lung infections caused by breathing fumes from these [...]

April 29, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Trumping healthcare’s bad hand

Some history lessons and suggestions to improve US healthcare without breaking the bank Scot Faulkner As the White House and Republican leaders continue debates and negotiations on a new bill, the blamestorming continues over the failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. Congressional Republicans have only themselves to blame. Since returning to majority in the House [...]

April 19, 2017  /  No Comments ››

A serious climate opportunity

Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate? Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to [...]

March 20, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The social cost of carbon regulations

Anti-fossil fuel SCC relies on garbage models, ignores carbon benefits and hurts the poor Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek “If you could pick just one thing to reduce poverty, by far you would pick energy,” Bill Gates has said. “Access to energy is absolutely fundamental in the struggle against poverty,” World Bank VP Rachel Kyte [...]

March 19, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Science deniers in the wind industry

The human health consequences of manipulated measurements Helen Schwiesow Parker, PhD, LCP Like the tobacco industry before it, the wind industry has spent decades Helen Parkervehemently denying known harmful consequences associated with its product, while promoting its fraudulent feel-good image. Dismissing or denying the serious health impacts of industrial-scale wind turbines is wishful thinking, akin [...]

March 5, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Trumping the media

The President-Elect upends a news media that’s still in denial about its vanished world Scot Faulkner President-Elect Donald Trump’s first news conference since the November election vividly displayed how he has turned the media world upside down. His unprecedented campaign and transition points to an administration committed to solidifying a media revolution that began decades [...]

January 23, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Drain the FCC swamp

This obsolete vestige of the New Deal should be dissolved Eric Steinmann President-Elect Donald Trump is looking for bold actions to “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC and free America’s economy, so that it can once again become the global leader and innovator. A great place to start would be abolishing the Federal Communications Commission [...]

January 16, 2017  /  No Comments ››

It’s climate regulations that threaten us

Here are some climate actions President Trump could take to Make America Great Again H. Sterling Burnett In President-Elect Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter, a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again,” Mr. Trump outlines several measures he says he will undertake to create jobs and spur economic growth. While much of [...]

December 20, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Sea level rise – or land subsidence?

Alarmist claims about rising seas inundating coastal areas blame the wrong culprit Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek In his 2006 Inconvenient Truth mockumentary, Al Gore infamously predicted melting ice caps would cause oceans to rise “up to 20 feet” (6.1 meters) “in the near future.” Kevin Costner’s 1995 “action thriller” Water World presumed totally melting planetary ice would almost submerge [...]

December 11, 2016  /  No Comments ››