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    Eliminate Advanced Manufacturing and Alternative Fuel Programs

    There are sound market ideas that address issues of high energy prices. Throwing money at corporations is not one of them. The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations released its report language on the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for 2014. While the House deserves credit for scaling back … More

    What’s Driving High Gas Prices in California?

    California’s nation-high gas prices are receiving national attention. The price of $4.67 per gallon, an increase of about 50 cents in the past week, is 86 cents higher than the national average. Representative Henry Waxman (D–CA) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D–CA) are quick to speculate about market manipulation and are … More

    Obama's Non-Solution for High Gas Prices

    Gas prices and the approval of President Obama’s management of the issue are heading in opposite directions. As the price at the pump continues to climb, his approval rating for handling gas prices is a meager 26 percent—the lowest of any of the polled questions. Much of what’s led to … More

    Misguided: Tapping the SPR Just to Do "Something" About High Gas Prices

    Democrats are urging President Obama to tap the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to avert “potential danger to the economy” and improve “the [P]resident’s reelection chances,” Politico reports. Tapping the SPR, which exists for moments of national crisis, would constitute playing politics with a national security asset in addition to being … More