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Obama, With Co-Star DiCaprio, Says Climate Change Skeptics Should ‘Pay Penalty’

Posted: October 4, 2016 at 10:34 am   /   Friends

President Barack Obama, joined by actor Leonardo DiCaprio  at the White House, warned Monday night that the world is running out of time to counter climate change and the U.S. government must make laggards “pay a penalty.” “It takes time to ramp up these new energy sources, and we are in a battle against time,” […]

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An Island of Rattlesnakes: What Could Go Wrong?

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm   /   Politics

(John Hinderaker) There was a time when human beings had a pretty clear idea of who their friends and enemies were. Rattlesnakes were definitely in the latter category. Political figures like Ronald Reagan and Rick Perry earned credit by shooting them, as I recall–or at least being prepared to do so. But that was then, […]

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Obama Orders Pentagon, Generals and Admirals to Make Climate Change Job One

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm   /   Politics

Military triumphs and catastrophes have often hinged on how well (or luckily) armies and navies employed, avoided or benefited from weather and other natural events. Severe storms helped the British navy defeat Spain’s Armada in 1588. George Washington knew horrid weather meant the Hessians would not expect an attack across the Delaware River on Christmas […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Fracking Ban Is an Economic Disaster for Energy-Producing States

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm   /   Politics

Many energy-producing states are currently struggling in the wake of falling oil and natural gas prices. Thousands of people are losing their livelihoods in the energy sector, and lower severance tax payments are projected to produce numerous state budget shortfalls, which could end up reducing state spending on social programs. But as bad as the […]

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A Valentine’s Day Ode to Fracking

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 2:36 pm   /   Politics

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, Americans naturally focus on romantic relationships. Chocolates … intimate dinners … flowers … fracking … Wait, what? Yeah, fracking. Many factors influence the level of happiness in a relationship, but one issue that can make or break a relationship is money. This is where hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” could very well […]

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The EPA Isn’t Handling Its Business – But Insists On Man-Handling Ours

Posted: February 18, 2016 at 10:36 am   /   Politics

I have a (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) rule for federal government departments, agencies, commissions and boards: Barring a Constitutional amendment, if a bureaucracy was created after 1800 – it shouldn’t exist. The Founding Fathers who wrote the Constitution – were by 1800 thoroughly implementing it. If they didn’t yet have the federal government doing something – the […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Ryan Yonk: The Economic Impact of Renewable Fuel Mandates

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 12:52 pm   /   Politics

In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Ryan Yonk, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Utah State University and Executive Director of Strata Policy, joins host H. Sterling Burnett to talk about a study he and his colleagues at Strata and Utah State have produced – an in-depth analysis […]

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Campaign 2016: Nobody Cares About Climate Change

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 11:42 am   /   Politics

Frustrated that nobody seems to care about climate change, “the country’s biggest individual political donor during the 2014 election cycle,” has pledged even more in 2016. Tom Steyer spent nearly $75 million in the 2014 midterms, reports Politico. He intends to “open his wallet even wider” now. But just what do his millions get him […]

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Tax Oil to Subsidize Wind?

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am   /   Politics

If you want more of something, mandate it, subsidize it and exempt it from regulations. If you want less of something, punish it with taxes and regulations. Put more bluntly, the power to tax and regulate is the power to destroy. This is the First Rule of Government. No presidency has ever come close to […]

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