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Trump Waives Jones Act To Get Relief To Puerto Rico

September 29, 2017 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump temporarily waived a shipping regulation to boost relief efforts to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico after pressure from members of Congress on both parties. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the policy change in a Thursday morning tweet. At @ricardorossello request, @POTUS has authorized the Jones Act be […]

No, Robots Won’t Put Us All On The Unemployment Line

April 13, 2017 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he’s “not worried at all” about robots displacing American workers. Yet he’s spot on: Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade […]

How Trump’s Presidency Could Retool The Auto Industry

January 7, 2017 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ President-elect Donald Trump’s public campaign to push U.S. companies to make their products in America is already having an impact, especially on one of his favorite targets: the auto industry. On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, said it will cancel a plan to build a small-car assembly plant […]

WashPost Keeps Alive Russia-Grid Hacking Story Despite Spectacularly Falling Apart

January 3, 2017 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ A serious case of miscues happened to the Washington Post after reporters Juliet Eilperin and Adam Entous posted a Friday story (now time-stamped as if it was Saturday) claiming in its headline that “Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont.” The claim, according to the utility involved, is false. As a […]

Powering Countries, Empowering People

September 23, 2016 by

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Affordable energy brings jobs, improved living standards and pursuit of happiness By Paul Driessen ~ For 16 years, in a scene out of pre-industrial America, Thabo Molubi and his partner made furniture in South Africa’s outback, known locally as the “veld.” Lacking even a stream to turn a water wheel and machinery, they depended solely […]

Define “Critical” Electrical Power Supply

August 16, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Curious. Brian Toohey: Ausgrid, the state-owned NSW electricity distributor, has denied Treasurer Scott Morrison’s claim it provides “critical” communication services to business and government. Morrison said these alleged services raised one of the key national security issues involved in his ban on selling Ausgrid to Chinese and Hong Kong bidders. Ausgrid […]

Australian Election 2016 – Spend, Spend, Spend, Spend

May 26, 2016 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Yes, for this coming election here in Australia, the Labor Party is racking up billions on its “spendometer”, while the country slowly goes broke. But the Liberal Party Coalition Government aren’t too shabby themselves at spending borrowed money: Here’s a taste of what Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and deputy Prime Minister […]