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Hydraulic Fracturing Strengthened America. Banning It Would Weaken Us

October 6, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Will the new Governor of New York uphold former Governor Cuomo’s moratorium on hydraulic fracturing? There are all kinds of motivations regarding these kinds of moratoriums, and they are all illegal because they violate private property rights. How can you take the property right of the minerals in the ground […]

Lack Of American Trade Leadership Would Leave US – Australia – UK Partnership Incomplete

September 27, 2021 by

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By Anthony B Kim and Sharan Kumar ~ The recently unveiled U.S.-Australia-U.K. trilateral security partnership is intended to deepen the security ties between the three longtime allies. The new partnership has been marketed as a strategic security alliance, with the Biden administration underscoring that “[AUKUS] is a fundamental decision—fundamental—that binds decisively Australia to the United […]

Despite Controversies, We Need To Encourage Voluntary Military Service

July 3, 2021 by

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By James Carafano ~ Just in time for July Fourth, The Heritage Foundation released a citizen’s guide that encourages youth to consider serving in America’s armed forces. Voluntary military service has never been more important to keeping American democracy alive and well. It safeguards all Americans’ freedom, liberty, and prosperity. Parents might wonder, particularly now, […]

What Iran’s Failed Satellite Launch Likely Signals

July 1, 2021 by

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By Peter Brookes and Walker Venable ~ Most people probably didn’t notice the news that Iran recently attempted—but failed—to launch yet another satellite into orbit from its Imam Khomeini Spaceport. That it went unnoticed was understandable: It was unsuccessful, after all. Then again, a failed satellite launch is much less threatening than Iran’s ongoing violations […]

From The Carbohydrate To The Hydrocarbon Age

June 23, 2021 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Mark Mathis spent three years making the movie spOILed and two years taking it around the country to show it nearly 200 times in theaters. He was trying to undo the damage of George Bush’s unfortunate comment that America was addicted to oil. He was also faced with the damage […]

Coal Fired Power Dying – Not So Fast – Part Four – SteamH, The Future For Coal Fired Power

June 13, 2021 by

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By Anton Lang ~ Whenever it comes to a future for coal fired power, I am always drawn back to these two images shown below here, and while I have sized them to fit this page, if you click on each individual image, it will open on a new tab, and at a much larger […]

Newsom Silently Supports Importing Aviation Fuels To Northern California

June 2, 2021 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Desiring to make the Bay Area refineries even cleaner, at any cost to the consumer, the local Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is considering amendments to Regulation 6, Rule 5 — Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units that will negatively impact the supply of jet fuel, which […]

Drilling Past Rocket Science

April 29, 2021 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ By Mark Mathis of The Clear Energy Alliance ~ You’ve heard it countless times: “It’s not rocket science”! But rocket science has nothing on geo-science. In fact, drilling for oil and natural gas is arguably more complicated that space exploration. We’re not kidding. In the Marcellus/Utica formation a company […]

How Palm Trees Reduce Hurricane Damage And Generate Income For The Poor

April 28, 2021 by

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By Vijay Raj Jayaraj ~ Growing up near the lush green tropical forests of India, I’ve always had a fascination for people’s ability to use their surrounding ecosystem in beneficial ways. In academia, we call it as Ecosystem Services, i.e., an essential service that an ecosystem can offer to communities. There are a number of […]

Florida Senate Advances Voter ID, Other Election Reforms

April 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Florida, the nation’s third-most populous state, could join scores of other states in enacting election reforms as the state Senate advanced a bill Monday to apply the same voter ID requirements to absentee balloting as in-person voting. The proposal, which awaits action in the Florida House of Representatives, is similar to […]

Rare Earth Elements Aren’t That Rare, But They’re Vital To National Security

February 26, 2021 by

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By Maiya Clark and Ryan Williams ~ For one-third of the price of one F-35 Lightning II, the Pentagon made a key investment to ensure its supply of rare earth elements. The Department of Defense earlier this month announced that Lynas USA LLC was awarded a $30.4 million technology investment agreement under Title III of […]

COVID-19 Has Led To An Increase In Human Trafficking, Experts Say

July 29, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The sexual exploitation of women and children has likely increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. Groups such as Polaris and International Justice Mission work to fight human trafficking and to free the estimated 40 million victims of modern-day slavery. Their work has not slowed down during the global pandemic. Sadly, […]

Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act Has Right Focus

June 17, 2020 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ The Senate Armed Services Committee last week passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021. The bill passed by a wide bipartisan margin of 25-2. From the summary we have, it appears the bill focuses, appropriately, on great power competition. The most recent National Defense Strategy […]

US Versus China: 5 Smart Ways To Keep Pushing Back

June 7, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Foreign policy doesn’t stop for turmoil here at home. The U.S. can’t afford attention deficit disorder overseas. That is doubly true for meeting the challenge of China, the most consequential test this generation could see in its lifetime. Last Friday, President Donald Trump rolled out a number of punitive measures designed to discourage the increasingly aggressive and threatening Chinese communist regime. The action fully comports with the administration’s […]

6 Cities Where Looters Are Ransacking Minority-Owned Businesses

June 3, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Minority-owned businesses are among the worst-hit targets of looters and rioters who rampaged in Minneapolis and then other cities after a black man died in police custody, according to news reports. “Expressing grievances to our elected officials in the form of protest is a time-honored tradition,” Stacy Washington, co-chairwoman of the […]

In Responding To Low Oil Prices, Patience Is A Virtue

May 23, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Sometimes the preferred policy solution is to do nothing at all. Take the oil industry, for instance, where many of the proposals from federal and state policymakers would have done far more harm than good by distorting markets and harming consumers. America’s oil producers are by no means out of the woods […]

‘Operation Warp Speed’ Seeks COVID-19 Vaccine By January

May 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump on Friday announced “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to accelerate development of a vaccine for the coronavirus by January. The program is a joint venture by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department, Trump said. To lead the effort to find a vaccine against […]

How To Hold Beijing Accountable For COVID-19? Here’s 3 Rules To Keep In Mind

May 15, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Around the world, a lot of folks are itching to retaliate against China for its complicity in launching the coronavirus pandemic. But a thirst for vengeance seldom leads one to the wisest course of action. Revenge, after all, is a dish best served cold—or at least without the heat of passion. […]

4 Ways The 1957 Pandemic Resembles, And Differs From, COVID-19

May 14, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ A new pandemic that originated from Asia sweeps the world, hitting the United States during a time of economic prosperity, striking coastal cities the hardest, and eventually prompting a global recession. Plenty of consternation erupts over why the U.S. government and World Health Organization were so caught off guard when they […]

Modular Nuclear Reactors For Defense And Disasters

May 13, 2020 by

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By Duggan Flanakin ~ While there has been little interest of late in developing new-generation nuclear reactors to power the U.S. electric grid, some new initiatives at the Department of Defense – spurred in part by complaints of dumping by U.S. uranium miners – may just be the spark needed to move the U.S. back into […]

Database Swells To 1,285 Proven Cases Of Voter Fraud In America

May 10, 2020 by

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By Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich and Hans von Spakovsky ~ All-mail elections have received heightened attention in the media these past few weeks. Prominent liberals highly endorse the idea, claiming it allows people to do their patriotic duty without risking being infected by the coronavirus. In reality, without rigid safeguards to prevent fraud, misuse, and voter intimidation, […]

How To Keep The Free World From Becoming A Suburb of Beijing

May 5, 2020 by

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By James Carafano ~ Let’s be realistic. No consensus exists on the future of relations between China and the West. Yet, clearly that is changing. Previously, many looked at Beijing as little more than a “checkbook,” an opportunity to make a quick buck and buy cheap stuff. That is quickly becoming the minority view. Even […]

Unless Health Care Workers Return To Work ASAP, More Hospitals Could Close

May 4, 2020 by

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By Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. ~ COVID-19 hit America like a stroke—sudden, unexpected, and devastating. And like a stroke, the damage can be permanent. However, the sooner we intervene, the greater the chance to return to health. Among America’s first responders, medical professionals and health care workers have been heroes in the early fight against this […]

The Unfolding Debate About America’s Response To Coronavirus

April 23, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ A debate is forming about the U.S. response to COVID-19 and it’s worthwhile to consider this debate early, as it develops, before battle lines harden. On one side is the school of thought that shutdowns, lockdowns and closing of “nonessential” businesses were an overreaction to either inaccurate or exaggerated computer models […]