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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 […]

Lake Erie Wind Turbines Lethal Threat To Migratory Birds

July 4, 2020 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The steady improvement in the water quality of the Great Lakes represents one of the real environmental success stories of recent decades. But the giant inland seas’ ecosystem now faces a new threat, this one coming from advocates of renewable energy. For over a decade, the Lake Erie Energy Development […]

The Green Delusion Continues To Push Costs Upon The Poor

July 1, 2020 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Those marketing the green delusion have convinced themselves and the public that intermittent electricity from wind and solar are somehow “clean, green, renewable and sustainable”. They have successfully kept transparency from those paying for the green delusion of any information that would damage their message. Facts about greater human and ecological […]

Virginia’s Latest Folly – Offshore Wind Power

June 19, 2020 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ As reported in an earlier article, Virginia’s green electric power plan calls for 5,000 MW of offshore wind generating capacity to be built in the next decade or so. This is a huge amount given that the worldwide total is just around 15,000 MW. We are talking about something like […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part II: Safety, Health And Cost

June 13, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Joy and Celebration: In his Laudeat et Jubilat, Mozart gave specific instructions to the conductor; “Allegro ma non troppo,” or play it happily, but not so much. In this second and concluding part on backing up inconsistent wind and solar energy with battery storage, we give these same instructions […]

The True Plight Of Black Americans

June 11, 2020 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ While it might not be popular to say in the wake of the recent social disorder, the true plight of black people has little or nothing to do with the police or what has been called “systemic racism.” Instead, we need to look at the responsibilities of those running our […]

Batteries Not A Sustainable Backup For Wind And Solar – Part I: Environmental Concerns

June 4, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Terigi Ciccone ~ Governors, Utility, and Industry captains are rushing for the headlines, with each claiming the most, the biggest, the newest solar plants and wind plants with the sexiest battery-backup systems. The last time we saw such a feverish gold-rush was in 1849, but these new media-miners are off for pyrite, […]

Evidence Grows That Coronavirus Was Man-Made: The Bat Virus It “Evolved” From Appears To Be Faked

May 18, 2020 by

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By JoNova ~ The claims that the current pandemic Coronavirus is natural all rely on it being 96% closely related to a natural bat virus known as the RaTG13 virus. But new analysis suggests this “natural” virus only exists as a fake creation on a Chinese computer. The implications of this type of work will […]

Don’t Expand Federal Energy Loan Programs. Unplug Them.

May 13, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Amid the economic downturn caused by COVID-19, some in Congress are calling for more stimulus programs to jump-start and sustain an economic recovery. Many policymakers are calling for it to be done in a climate-friendly way, which has renewed interest in the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. The Loan Programs Office […]

What To Expect As 12 States Begin To Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

April 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Come Friday in Texas, the nation’s second-largest economy, businesses such as restaurants and retail stores will be open again, but at a 25% occupancy rate. After that, public health officials will reevaluate the data and decide whether to allow a 50% occupancy rate. The Lone Star State is among nine states […]

Earth Day Dunking On Humans

April 25, 2020 by

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By Tim Graham ~ On the fiftieth anniversary of “Earth Day” — something of an ecological feast day — journalistic, philanthropic, and religious leaders echoed the spirit of the original celebration: The human race is a cancer on the planet. In the sternly reinforced quiet of stay-at-home orders, this Team Earth reveled in how the […]

With Coal In Decline, How Will We Pay To Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands?

April 20, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While Congress has focused much of its attention of late on saving the nation from the COVID 19 virus, other critically important legislation has languished in committee. One of those bills, H.R. 4248, is bipartisan legislation, passed via voice vote in the U.S. House on January 15 but not yet taken up […]

Could The End Of Ethanol Be In Sight?

April 16, 2020 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr and Howard Hayden ~ Ethanol alcohol (EtOH) is the same alcohol that is in beer, wine, and distilled spirits, namely CH3CH2OH. In dry milling the entire kernel of corn or other starchy grain such as wheat, barley or sorghum is processed without separating out the various component parts of the grain. Water […]

Energy Poverty In The Pandemic Age

April 15, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ In a recent article, International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol asserted that the “huge disruption caused by the coronavirus has highlighted how much modern societies rely on electricity.” Also adding that in many countries, electricity is critical for operating the ventilators and other medical equipment in the hospitals treating the soaring […]