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We must stop suffering fools

Modern society cannot afford the costs of giving them the power and prestige they demand James E. Smith, Ph.D.                                                                       An old adage says we should “gladly suffer fools.” The opposing view is that we should “stop doing stupid.” Either way, the key concern is the direct impact that not confronting stupid or shortsighted actions has [...]

July 17, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Hate speech, bias and intolerance at UDel

University of Delaware student newspaper attacks climatology professor for his religious beliefs Paul Driessen University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim? A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper proclaimed [...]

June 24, 2018  /  No Comments ››

All public forums should be open and uncensored

Trump should embrace (and expand) court ruling that his Twitter account is free speech forum Paul Driessen President Trump may not block even rude or obnoxious criticism from his Twitter account, because it is a public forum that is protected by the First Amendment, US District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled. The President’s use of [...]

May 27, 2018  /  No Comments ››

Preventing government data failures

Governments too often ignore data, and fail badly. Citizens must take more responsibility. Justhy Deva Prasad A primary reason governments exist is to protect their citizens from dangerous threats – foreign, domestic and natural. People can play important roles in this arena, but most lack the resources, funds, legal authority or political power to act [...]

February 20, 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 ››

Global warming: Fake news from the start

Senator Tim Wirth, scientist James Hansen and others manufactured the climate “crisis” Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America. He could have made the decision simply because the science is false. [...]

December 20, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Reducing Antiquities Act land grabs

Special interests blatantly misrepresent President Trump and Interior Secretary’s actions Paul Driessen Acting on recommendations by Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on December 4 President Trump significantly reduced the size of two enormous areas in Utah that Presidents Clinton and Obama had set aside as limited-access, no-development zones under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Mr. [...]

December 16, 2017  /  No Comments ››

UN agency to Congress: Drop dead

IARC takes US money, manipulates studies, colludes with activists – and snubs Congress Paul Driessen The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in France has received over $48 million from America’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), to determine whether various chemicals cause cancer in humans. Of more than 900 chemicals it has reviewed, only one [...]

November 29, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Sharing our blessings

This Thanksgiving we should give thanks for fossil fuels – and promote them for rest of world Paul Driessen This Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to express our gratitude for the jobs, living standards and life spans we enjoy today – largely because of abundant, reliable, affordable energy, 83% of it still because of fossil [...]

November 25, 2017  /  No Comments ››

Find the cure – ignore the symptoms

Historical breakthrough changes occur when innovators seek cures for societal problems James E. Smith and Michelle Jamshidi We have become a society steeped in the habit of identifying the symptoms of a problem and then committing our personal and fiscal resources to managing those symptoms. Only rarely do we take the time to recognize and [...]

November 11, 2017  /  No Comments ››