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  • Monthly Archives: June 2008

    Morning Bell: Carbon Capping in Bizarro World

    Any honest economist will tell you the Lieberman-Warner carbon cap bill being debated in the Senate this week is a massive energy tax that every government agency that has studied the issue says will drive up the cost of energy — hurting American consumers who already are feeling the pain … More

    The Right Answer to Global Warming

    The Bush Administration may have struck out on their decision to list the polar bear as “threatened” pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. But they hit a home run with their promise to veto what ever carbon cap bill comes out of the Senate’s debate on the Lieberman-Warner legislation. Heritage … More

    Border Talk—Who are You?

    TUCSON, AZ: “Who are You?” That’s the question CBP agents worry about millions of times every day when people cross U.S. borders. During my visit to the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona—I learned about better ways to get that question asked and answered. Knowing who you are is a … More

    What Would A "Maximum of Government Prescription" Look Like?

    Cheerleading for the Lieberman-Warner carbon cap plan being debated in the Senate as we type, the Washington Post editorializes: “The foundation of the legislation is a cap-and-trade system that would put a price on carbon by having a declining cap on greenhouse gas emissions permitted for each year between 2012 … More

    Turning the Tide in the Border Battles

    TUCSON, AZ: I’ve been blogging about my visit to the area around Nogales, Arizona, listing all the troubles caused by broken borders. Now, as Paul Harvey most famously says, here is “the rest of the story.” At the Nogales, port of entry, one of the busiest land crossings on the … More

    Lieberman-Warner State of the Day: Ohio

    A big reason why the otherwise very liberal Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has not endorsed Lieberman-Warner is because of the huge hit Ohio’s economy will take. The massive energy tax at the core of the bill will cost OH more than 21,000 jobs by 2025. Here is where the losses … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Last week eight leading economists, including five Nobel Laureates, met in Copenhagen to prioritize 30 different proposed solutions to ten of the world’s biggest problems, including man-made global warming. Supplying nutrients like vitamin A, Iron, and Zinc to 140 million children was chosen as the highest priority. Number two was … More

    Going Green on the Border

    TUCSON, AZ: Saving the environment starts at the nation’s edge. I saw plenty of evidence of that on my trip to the U.S/Mexico border area near Tucson. The wilds and wildlife of the American Southwest are other victims of our broken borders that seldom get discussed. Illegal border crossers cut … More

    Morning Bell: A Teaching Moment

    Environmentalists and their allies in Congress are already conceding defeat on the Lieberman-Warner global warming legislation that will be debated this week in the Senate. The Washington Post reports that “even supporters of the complex, extensively negotiated 494-page bill say that there is little chance that it will win Senate … More