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  • Former U.S. trade representative talks nuclear

    Until the beginning of 2013, Ron Kirk was the United States' chief salesman abroad as the U.S. Trade Representative, which takes the lead on trade negotiations and exports. Nowadays, he's promoting nuclear power, with an eye toward drumming up domestic support while looking at overseas...

  • If it's wet, the EPA wants to regulate it

    President Obama's shameful attacks on his fellow citizens are piling up: his “War on Coal” (a new EPA “climate” rule to destroy the coal industry) and his “War on Ranching” (a half-million-acre “national monument” smothering New Mexico ranchers), have now been topped by his...

  • Senators discussing deal to nix Obama's FERC nominee

    Senate lawmakers are discussing a deal that would in effect subvert President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by instead making acting Chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur the official commission head. Senators close to the process say they are exploring a move that would...

  • Obama says he would like a price on carbon

    President Obama hopes to one day have a price on carbon emissions as a policy to address climate change, he said in an interview for the Showtime documentary miniseries "Years of Living Dangerously." Referring to a 1990s cap-and-trade program used to reduce emissions that contribute to acid...

  • Energy research group: No, Washington Post, a 'huge majority' of Americans don't support Obama's energy standards

    A nonprofit energy research group is pushing back against a Washington Post report claiming that a "huge majority" of Americans support the White House's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from energy plants. This claim "runs counter to every single survey that I have read or focus group that...

  • Energy Department acted illegally in transferring uranium to private firm USEC, GAO report says

    Department of Energy officials lacked legal authority to transfer millions of dollars worth of uranium resources to the only U.S.-owned company that uses American-developed technology to enrich the precious metal, according to the Government Accountability Office. The government did four...

  • White House goes all-hands-on-deck for power plant rules

    The White House is throwing its weight behind new power plant regulations. Using a carefully executed, months-long strategy, the Obama administration is sending a strong signal that it believes Democrats have the upper hand on public opinion concerning emissions limits on power plants. The...

  • Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

    Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

  • Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle

    The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government's most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozying up to the industry...

  • Huge genetics study says polar bears have been around for 1.2 million years

    Another scientist has more bad news for global warming advocates claim that Americans are killing Arctic Polar Bears with every stop to fill-up at a gas station. Professor Matthew Cronin of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks studied the genetic histories of the three bear species, brown,...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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