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NUTS: WashPost Op-Ed Wants ‘Immunity Passports’ Before Opening Economy

December 29, 2020 by

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By Joseph Vazquez ~ People need “immunity passports” if they want the economy reopened.  At least, that’s the crazy idea The Washington Post decided to push. The Post published an insane op-ed advocating for this proposal by Vital Strategies Director of Public Health Law Aaron Schwid and Resolve to Save Lives CEO Tom Frieden. The two […]

Indonesia’s Clean Energy Program Sparks Deforestation Worries

December 28, 2020 by

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By Craig Rucker ~ Kermit the Frog once famously quipped “It’s not easy being green.” The nation of Indonesia is no doubt finding this is true — especially as it attempts to transition away from fossil fuels toward so-called green energy. As reported in the publication Mongabay, Indonesia is currently embarking on an aggressive program […]

COVID Curtails The Comfort And Joy Of Christmas Music

December 26, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ Way back on November 13, Washington D.C. radio station WASH-FM flipped the switch to its annual 24/7 Christmas music rotation. That’s about two weeks before the rest of America. After the severely limited year of 2020, it’s understandable more people would haul out the holly and get in the spirit early, […]

CLINTEL Study Finds Most Of The CO2 Increase Is Natural

December 20, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ Using a new observational approach to an old but most important question, CLINTEL President Guus Berkhout finds that about 62% of the atmospheric CO2 increase is due to natural sources, not human emissions. The study then looks at the implications for drastic CO2 reduction measures, finding that these measures will […]

Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

December 1, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands. North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Three

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Sustained Power Loss Over Longer Time Frames I showed and explained in Part Two how the weather itself has an impact on wind power generation intermittency over short time frames, and the same applies for power losses over longer time frames, only for a completely different reason. With those short time […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Part Two

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Power Loss Over Short Time Frames As I wrote in the introduction, there were large power losses over short time frames and even larger power losses over sustained long time frames. In this second part of the Series, I will show the power losses over three short time frames, (a) in […]

Wind Power Generation Intermittency – It’s Worse Than You Think It Is – Introduction

November 30, 2020 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Introduction We have all heard that wind power generation is intermittent, that it goes up and down on a daily basis. However, is that really all that much of a problem, and if so, how big a problem is it? We have also heard that constructing more wind plants will go […]

Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

November 28, 2020 by

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By Nicole Russell ~ A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which […]

7 Ways The 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

November 21, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ They called on states to increase voter ID requirements; to be leery of mail-in voting; to halt ballot harvesting; to maintain voter lists, in part to ensure dead people are promptly removed from them; to allow election observers to monitor ballot counting; and to make sure voting machines are working properly. […]

Nuclear Power Provides Clean Energy That Works

November 20, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ The truth about nuclear power is that it provides a viable and safe means for satisfying the world’s growing need for electricity. While the US is truly awash in oil and gas and coal as well, the rest of the world is not so lucky. Fortunately outside of the US […]

US Election Fraud Is Real – And Its Impact Is Being Ignored

November 4, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky ~ Mark Harris was riding high on Election Day in 2018. The Republican candidate for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District had beaten his Democratic opponent in a very close race. Next stop: the U.S. House of Representatives. Or so it seemed. Harris had won by 905 votes, a margin of only […]

Reliable Electricity? Bah Humbug!

November 2, 2020 by

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By Kenneth Green ~ In a refreshingly honest article in the Boston Review, David McDermott Hughes confirms something that we energy evangelists have been saying for some time: Environmentalists do not simply want people to transition to “green energy,” they want humanity put on energy rationing, for the good of the planet. Now, apparently, they’ve […]

Tens Of Thousands Of Cases Of Possible Vote Fraud Cited In New Report

October 6, 2020 by

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By Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich ~ One of the constant refrains from those who oppose election reforms designed to protect the security and integrity of the voting process is that serious vote fraud is a myth. But as a shocking new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows, those naysayers could not be more wrong. The […]

U.S. Was Tops In Mining During The 1990s But Is Now Import Dependent

September 23, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ No nation on Earth has been endowed with more valuable minerals than the United States. We led the world in mining output only 30 years ago. Due to environmental activist resistance and unreasonable EPA regulations our nation has fallen to seventh in mining productivity. Yet the National Mining Association estimates […]

Solar Panels Generate Mountains Of Waste – And Heat The Planet

September 19, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ The problem of solar panel waste is now becoming evident. As environmental journalist Emily Folk admits in Renewable Energy Magazine, “when talking about renewable energy, the topic of waste does not often appear.” She attributes this to the supposed “pressures of climate change” and alleged “urgency to find alternative energy sources,” saying […]

Schools Use Empty Classes For Expensive Day Care, And Parents Are Charged Twice. This Needs To End.

August 21, 2020 by

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By Lindsey Burke ~ Normally when a business shuts its doors, it doesn’t still get to charge its customers for a product they can no longer access. It certainly doesn’t get to charge its customers twice for the privilege. Yet, that’s exactly what we’re seeing from some public school districts. They refuse to open their […]

Could Coal Be The Answer For Billions Without Energy?

August 17, 2020 by

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By Todd Royal ~ Over 600 million Africans are still without energy and electricity. The movie “Juice” brilliantly illustrates through visual representation how billions are without electricity; and without electricity and the energy from mainly fossil fuels, life returns to the Dark Ages. Whereas liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore exposes the fallacy, human misery, and […]

What Will Organized Criminal Violence Bring Next To Our Streets?

August 14, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Organized riots. That sounds like an oxymoron, but it’s what we’re seeing in many cities in this season of COVID-19 and protests. I’m not talking about peaceful protests. Many of those have been conducted successfully since the death of George Floyd. Clearly, huge numbers of Americans have felt it important to […]

Cascading Fallacies In Climate Risk Assessment

August 11, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As a logician, I am always on the lookout for fallacies and there is no lack of them in climate change alarmist policies. New Zealand’s newly released climate risk assessment not only has multiple fallacies, they build on one another in a cascade. This is not about New Zealand. The […]

What We Know Now About Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19

August 2, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ Early in health officials’ response to the pandemic, one drug offered hope of a safe, widely available, and cheap therapeutic that would break the death grip that COVID-19 held on the world. However, after its promised efficacy didn’t materialize in large, statistically significant numbers, enthusiasm for the drug, hydroxychloroquine, quickly waned. […]

Covid-19 The Way Forward

July 29, 2020 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ There is no stopping the coronavirus. Like previous influenza pandemics, it is going to make its way through society until herd immunity arrives, or a vaccine.  America can either cower in the corner, or cope with it responsibly. We should choose the latter approach. Still, many of our overlords we elect […]

Two-Thirds Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Occurred In 10 States

July 19, 2020 by

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By Norbert Michel and Drew Gonshorowski ~ As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been heavily concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within states. Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the last […]

Message To The President Of The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences

July 15, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ In the ongoing effort to clearly summarize their position, CLINTEL has published a Scientific Manifesto in the form of ten propositions. These specifically address, among other things, the role of National Academies in protecting the integrity of science, in the face of alarmist dogma. Since the U.S. National Academy of […]