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USA finances prolonged poverty, misery, disease, and death through international banks Paul Driessen and David Wojick “Foreign Operations” appropriation bills now working their way through Congress supposedly provide funding to “advance U.S. diplomatic priorities overseas,” “increase global security,” and continue “life-saving global health and humanitarian assistance programs for the world’s most vulnerable populations.” The bills [...]

July 7, 2018  /  No Comments ››

500 days of unleashing our economic engine

Amazing growth – while protecting environment, health and welfare from actual threats Paul Driessen The “mainstream media” remains riveted on alleged Trump-Russian collusion and how the Trump-Kim Jong Un deal will fail. But it mostly ignored reports on Russia-environmentalist collusion and China-environmentalist collusion – and milestones reached during the Trump Administration’s first 500 days. In that short time, the US [...]

June 16, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Our next energy and security crisis?

Importing 65% of US oil in 2005 vs 100% of many key minerals now (from China and Russia) Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA [...]

February 26, 2018  /  No Comments ››

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

Tax bill provision opens ANWR, to bring more oil online and keep Alaska pipeline operating Paul Driessen Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision on managing ANWR’s [...]

January 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

The biofuel crony capitalist revolving door

Ex-Grassley aide will now help Big Corn and Big Biodiesel retain their mandates and subsidies Paul Driessen Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington’s infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will become vice president of federal affairs for the National Biodiesel [...]

January 7, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Time to get them off our gravy train

Sue and settle schemes reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America Greg Walcher EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their allies have been apoplectic about it. [...]

December 22, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast?

UN climate forecasts are consistently high … consistently wrong … and used to drive policy Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, summarized the problem the world faces with climate change policy:   “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet [...]

December 6, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Virginia goes Don Quixote

State will defy Trump, double down on renewables and CO2 reductions – and hurt poor families Paul Driessen Democrat Ralph Northam had barely won the Virginia governor’s race when his party announced it would impose a price on greenhouse gases emissions, require a 3% per year reduction in GHG emissions, and develop a cap-and-trade scheme requiring polluters to [...]

November 18, 2017  /  No Comments ››

The changing world energy economy

Ingenuity and efficiency are reducing links between economic growth and energy consumption James E. Smith and Alex Hatch In recent years, particularly in the United States, we have seen substantial a change in public opinion regarding the production and distribution of energy, as well as its associated costs in the marketplace. A good deal of [...]

November 2, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short. Paul Driessen Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate deniers” are a tiny sample of Climate Hysteria and Anti-Trump Resistance rising to a [...]

August 23, 2017  /  No Comments ››