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Energy From Plastic Is A Win-Win

October 15, 2019 by

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By Peter Murphy ~ Two promising developments have been underway regarding plastics. The first is the sophisticated effort to remove plastic litter from the oceans.  The second is the promising technological ability to convert used plastic to energy. Success in these areas will mean a cleaner planet and a more efficient use of energy in […]

A Nation Worth Lauding

July 4, 2019 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ This week, as Americans commemorate Independence Day and the creation of the most free, most prosperous nation on earth, we will inevitably hear from those who say there’s no reason to celebrate a country where not everyone gained their freedom or their equality in 1776. […]

What Drives Gas Prices Up, And How We Can Steer Them Down

May 29, 2019 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ As Memorial Day kicks off the summer season, hotdogs, cold beers, and pool openings aren’t the only things on the minds of Americans. AAA expects a record 37.6 million Americans to hit the road and drive more than 50 miles for the long weekend, which means gas prices are also on […]

Do You Really Understand How Shale Gas Companies Drill Horizontally?

April 4, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Admit it, you have no clue. Of course we have all seen the diagrams of Shale Gas Wells with the pipe going vertically down into the ground and then turning a right angle to proceed horizontally where the well will be hydraulically fractured (not Fracked). How is that possible? Can […]

Conservatives On Why ‘America First’ Doesn’t Mean ‘America Alone’

March 2, 2019 by

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By Courtney Joyner ~ Does the slogan “America first” also mean “America alone?” That was the question asked Friday during the Conservative Political Action Conference, following President Donald Trump’s second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Among panelists discussing Trump’s “America first” foreign policy were Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, a member of the […]

Fighting For Energy And Human Rights Equality In Africa

February 28, 2019 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ “She has gone to the Lord,” her sister Diana told me a few days ago. And with Fiona Kobusingye’s passing, after a courageous battle with cancer, the Congress of Racial Equality Uganda lost another leader. However, their legacy remains, the battles they began rage on – and Uganda and Africa are […]

Frank Talk At The Munich Security Conference

February 18, 2019 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ MUNICH—The annual Munich Security Conference opened Friday with the largest U.S. delegation in the five decades of its history. The conference has grown into one of the leading forums for discussion of international issues. Included in the list of participants for the 2019 conference are numerous heads of state, among them […]

Trump Has Authority To Declare Emergency For Border Wall, Arizona Lawmaker Says

February 7, 2019 by

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By Rachel del Guidice ~ President Donald Trump does have the authority to declare a national emergency in order to build his promised border barrier between the United States and Mexico if gridlock in Congress makes it necessary, a Republican lawmaker says. “He has the authority, and it’s not unique,”  Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., said […]

Pence Praises DEA For Border Security, Weakening Maduro Regime

February 1, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Vice President Mike Pence vowed Thursday that regardless of what happens in Congress, the administration will secure the southern border—and that includes a wall. After a briefing on drugs at the southern border by senior officials from the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration, Pence spoke to about 60 DEA employees […]

3 Ways Economic Freedom Improves Quality Of Life

January 27, 2019 by

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By Patrick Tyrrell and Miguel Pontifis ~ The Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of Economic Freedom has just been released, and once again, greater economic freedom has been shown to increase individual and societal well-being in terms of health outcomes, educational achievement, and clean natural environments. Economic Freedom Means aGreater Life Expectancy Life expectancy is an important […]

UK’s Drone Debacle Has Lessons For The US

January 19, 2019 by

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By Jason Snead and Jacob Paolillo ~ In the past three weeks, unauthorized drone flights temporarily shut down two of London’s largest airports, impacting tens of thousands of fliers. The incidents starkly revealed how vulnerable critical infrastructure and other potential targets are to drone threats—not just in the United Kingdom, but here in the United States […]

‘A Total Waste Of Time’: Trump Walks Out Of Wall Talks After Pelosi Again Refuses Funding

January 10, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The day after his nationally televised address on the need for a border wall, President Donald Trump on Wednesday brought candy to a meeting at the White House with Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress to hash out a solution to the partial government shutdown. But the meeting, held in the […]

Trump Says He Prefers Shutdown Deal, But Could Build Wall Without Congress

January 7, 2019 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump said he could build a wall along the southern border without Congress, but prefers a negotiated deal—one that he’s willing to keep part of the government closed to get, even if it takes months. “I could do it if I wanted,” Trump said Friday of completing a barrier […]

National Security Debates on the Border and Beyond

January 3, 2019 by

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Two national security issues are casting a long shadow over 2019. By Mark Alexander  ~ “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and […]

Give Thanks That We No Longer Live On The Precipice

November 27, 2018 by

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By Paul Driessen ~ Thanksgiving is a good time to express our sincere gratitude that we no longer “enjoy” the “simpler life of yesteryear.” As my grandmother said, “The only good thing about the good old days is that they’re gone.” For countless millennia, mankind lived on a precipice, in hunter-gatherer, subsistence farmer and primitive […]

A Conversation with John Bolton

August 25, 2018 by

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By Caroline Glick ~ President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Ambassador John Bolton to serve as his National Security Advisor indicated clearly that Trump is advancing a national security strategy far different from those of his predecessors. On and off for decades, Bolton has held some of the most senior foreign policy positions in the […]

‘GET OUT!!!’ CNN’s Berserk Phil Mudd Tries to Kick Guest off Show

August 20, 2018 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~  Wow! CNN counterterrorism analyst Philip Mudd has a well-deserved reputation for being unhinged but on Friday’s Anderson Cooper 360 (with substitute host Jim Sciutto), he went completely berserk to the extent of trying to kick another comentator off the show that wasn’t even his. Before his actual explosion you can see the absolute fury building up in him […]

More Power To The States Will Enhance US Energy Dominance

June 23, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris and Bryan Cosby ~ In the midst of a growing global economy, the world’s demand for energy is booming. In 2017, global demand for energy grew by 2.1 percent, more than double the previous year’s rate. Oil, gas, and coal accounted for about 80 percent of global energy consumption with oil alone accounting […]

CFACT Billboard — Russia Funneled Cash To Greens To Cripple Energy

June 22, 2018 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ CFACT’s kicked off a new billboard on busy I-10 in Louisiana which reads, “Russia funneled Green groups millions of dollars to oppose fracking & cripple American energy,” and asks, “How’s that for COLLUSION?” The billboard campaign was spearheaded by CFACT’s Graham Beduze and Adam Houser. Russia wants to reduce […]

Esquire Editor Wants To Ban All Guns

May 21, 2018 by

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By P.J. Gladnick ~ Liberals always seem to be declaring they only want bans or restrictions on certain types of guns. Added to that is their declaration of support for the Second Amendment. However, once in a while, one of those liberals lets their mask drop and makes their true intention known. Such a person […]

Russian Efforts To Disrupt U.S. Energy Markets Exposed

May 14, 2018 by

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By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The Kremlin has masterminded an elaborate scheme to undermine American fossil-fuel production and distribution, concludes a report by the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Released March 1, the report, “Russian Attempts to Influence U.S. Domestic Energy Markets by Exploiting Social Media,” reveals how Russia has teamed up […]

Low Unemployment Rate Proves Pro-Growth Policies Work

May 13, 2018 by

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By Timothy Doescher ~ The very positive April jobs report supports the idea that pro-growth policies are the best way to create more jobs, and attract more people into the workforce to fill them. In April, the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs (slightly lower than experts’ predictions) and the unemployment rate reached its lowest level in […]

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Shows That She Truly Understands Border Security

May 12, 2018 by

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By David Inserra ~ Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen schooled senators with her strong grasp of immigration enforcement and border security issues. Before what would become a heated exchange over her opposition to illegal immigration—because, you know, it’s the law—Nielsen in her opening statement explained what should […]

A Government Loan Program For Auto Manufacturers On Road To Repeal

May 10, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Among programs on the chopping block in the White House’s new plan to cut more than $15 billion in wasteful government spending is the Department of Energy’s loan program for certain automakers. Congress should drop the guillotine and rescind the $4.3 billion remaining in this Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. The […]