Economic Development

Brexit for America

Should we give Washington still more power over our lives – or “Take back control” Paul Driessen Independence Day weekend is a perfect time to reflect on personal freedoms and responsibilities. The Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence were about overbearing, despotic kings. Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, was much about overbearing […]

July 6, 2016  /  No Comments ››

More job-killing rules from EPA

Social cost of methane regulations will further constrain energy production, for no benefit  Paul Driessen Having already done yeoman’s work stifling economic growth and job creation, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is doubling down again. The United States created a paltry 38,000 new jobs in May: one for every 8,000 Americans. Its labor force participation rate […]

June 13, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Graduates face a big challenge

When they go into the Real World, college and high school grads will actually have to THINK Paul Driessen As they don caps and gowns, endure commencement speeches and take their diplomas, many high school and college graduates face bleak prospects in an economy that grew a dismal 0.5% the first quarter. The United States added […]

May 23, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Ben Rhodes spins climate change

“Climate refugee” claims reflect deliberate mendacity and belief that we and reporters are stupid Paul Driessen Employing his college degree in fiction writing, White House communications strategist Ben Rhodes wrote deceitful talking points on the Benghazi attack and one-sided Iran nuclear deal – and later bragged about manipulating “clueless reporters.” Perhaps he’s also orchestrating administration climate spin. Rising […]

May 19, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Smelling blood in the political water

Having destroyed US coal industry, Democrats and eco allies are now attacking all fossil fuels Paul Driessen The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious […]

April 24, 2016  /  No Comments ››

RICO for government climate deniers?

How corrupt and fraudulent is the government “science” that denies natural climate change? Paul Driessen and Ron Arnold A self-appointed coalition of Democrat state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud, by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus. What we contest are […]

April 21, 2016  /  No Comments ››

The Big Green job-killing machine

Environmentalists wield powerful Endangered Species Act to kill jobs, impoverish families Ron Arnold The abuse of environmentalist power to hurt people never stops. “Another one gone,” began the Lost Coast Outpost’s report in late January. A.A. “Red” Emmerson, chairman of Sierra Pacific Industries, announced the permanent closure of its sawmill on Samoa Peninsula in Arcata, California – […]

April 3, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Last-ditch assaults on affordable energy

Obama and allies double down on biofuels and climate, and against carbon-based fuels Paul Driessen Separating reality from ideology and political agendas is difficult, but essential, if we are to revitalize our economy and help the world’s poorest families take their rightful places among Earth’s prosperous people. Energy reality is certainly in our favor. But ideological […]

March 7, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Obama’s 0.7 percent “solution”

Obama, Democrats and bureaucrats bury America’s future under more federal regulations Paul Driessen America’s abysmal 0.7% economic growth during the fourth quarter of 2015 meant the annual growth rate was an anemic 2.4% … and average annual growth for the six-year Obama era a pathetic 2.2 percent. This is “dead last compared to six other […]

February 8, 2016  /  No Comments ››

Binding climate treaty now voluntary mush

But Obama still wants to send US energy use and living standards backward Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek Paris climate talks became frenzied, as delegates desperately tried to salvage an agreement beyond empty promises to do something sometime about what President Obama insists is the gravest threat to our planet, national security and future generations. […]

December 15, 2015  /  No Comments ››