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    What Senators Kerry and Boxer Got Wrong About Energy and Cap-and-Trade

    In response to Sarah Palin’s July 14th Washington Post op-ed, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), in their own WaPo op-ed, write they want to “put facts ahead of fiction and real debate ahead of rhetorical bomb-throwing.” Senators Kerry and Boxer will likely be the co-sponsors for the … More

    USDA Estimates Of Waxman-Markey’s Costs To Farmers Are Mostly Fertilizer

    The Congressional Budget Office’s low-ball analysis of the Waxman-Markey global warming bill’s costs allowed President Obama to claim that this bill would cost each household no more than a postage stamp per day. Now, a preliminary analysis by the US Department of Agriculture insists the news is even better for … More

    Walter Williams on Cap and Trade

    Here’s what I wrote in last year’s column titled “Global Warming Rope-a-Dope” (12/24/2008): “Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it’s … More

    Video: Gov. Ritter Refuses to Endorse Waxman-Markey

    In this video, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) lays out the foundation for why cap and trade would be bad for the state of Colorado. Subsequently, Gov. Bill Ritter (D- CO) refuses to endorse the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Igpvmf9oTg[/youtube]

    Clinton Continues Obama "Apology Tour"

    President Barack Obama has made apologizing for U.S. “mistakes” the centerpiece of his foreign policy. His whirlwind Apology Tour earlier this year included stops on three continents with a plethora of apologies along the way. In a continuation on this theme, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is now in India, … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Economy Is Great...For Washington, D.C.

    Last week, Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information announced that their state’s unemployment rate spiked in June, hitting 15.2%, the highest rate since mid-1983. Five other states, Rhode Island (12.4%), Oregon (12.2%), South Carolina (12.1%), Nevada (12%), and California (11.6%) all have either matched or surpassed their all time unemployment … More

    Could Global Warming Models Be Wrong?

    Is it possible that we may know less about the climate and temperature change than previously thought? Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million … More

    Quote of the Day: Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) on Waxman-Markey

    Senator Byron Dorgan speaking on the floor of the Senate on why he can’t support any legislation that looks like the Waxman-Markey Global Warming bill: My preference would be that we not take up the Waxman-Markey bill, as such. I know a lot of work has gone into that legislation, but … More

    PERI Study: Ill-Conceived Analysis of Non-Existent Legislation

    A recent report by Robert Pollin, James Heintz and Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economy Research Institute purports to study the “economic transformation” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) will harmoniously bring about. The analysis begins with the three “objectives … More

    How Cap and Trade Affects the Health Care Debate

    The Waxman-Markey energy tax plan will have all sorts of unwanted side effects. As the healthcare debate ramps up, it’s worth noting problems misguided global warming legislation can generate for medical care. Though it would be nearly impossible to trace all the impacts of higher energy costs on medical services, … More