Browsing All Posts filed under »Economy«

NAFTA Is Essential To Expanding US Energy Dominance

January 20, 2018 by


By Elliott Raia and Nicolas Loris ~ Since the expansion of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies broke the trend of high energy prices in 2014, Americans have prospered—not only from lower energy prices, but also increased economic growth. As access to abundant energy sources increases, businesses reaping the benefits of affordable energy have expanded […]

5 Ways Congress Fell Short In Spending Your Money In 2017

December 29, 2017 by


By Romina Boccia ~ As 2017 comes to a close, it’s worth remembering that America’s mountain of debt continues to grow. Here are five key facts about federal spending in 2017 to remember: 1. The deficit reached $666 billion. By many, 666 is known as the number of the beast in the Book of Revelation […]

Yes, Good Economic News Was ‘Underreported‘ In 2017

December 20, 2017 by


By Julia A Seymour ~ White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders asked on Twitter Dec. 17, “Which is the more underreported story of @Potus Year One? -Defeat of ISIS -Booming Trump economy.” Her complaint about the economy was certainly correct. In fact, the very day after she tweeted that question all three network newscasts ignored the […]

Economist Magazine: Surging Economy Under Trump Only Due To ‘Fortunate Timing’

November 21, 2017 by


By P.J. Gladnick ~ The American economy is doing great as reflected in the fact that blue collar wages are surging. However, please don’t give President Donald Trump any credit for this. He is merely the passive recipient of “fortunate timing.” That is the theme of the November 14 story in The Economist that can’t even […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by


Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

A First Look At Energy Issues In Trump’s Budget

May 24, 2017 by


By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris ~ President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for a number of energy policy reforms, some good and some bad. Some of the highlights include opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for drilling, selling off some government-controlled oil reserves, reinvigorating Yucca Mountain’s nuclear waste management activities, divesting […]

Australian Politics – Newspoll: Budget Flop, Coalition Government Sinks

May 15, 2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Where the Liberal Party is mentioned here, this party is the political party from the conservative right side of the political fence, similar in nature and principles as the Republican Party in the U.S. whilst the Labor Party are similar to the Democratic Party. Malcolm Turnbull dropped Liberal principles to deliver […]