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Texas Power Freeze-Down Demonstrates Political Climate Craziness

February 22, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Texas just sent a very chilling message to the rest of the nation about what to expect your life to be like with President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan AKA, “Green New Deal,” in order to save the planet from overheating. It seems he’s already overachieving that goal. An unusual Arctic blast […]

America Through The Eyes And Lives Of Today’s Children

February 15, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Can you still reach back into your mind and heart to remember what it was like being a child? Maybe there were some of those times you would prefer to forget–periods and events when rose-colored glasses won’t quite work their full magic — but overall, weren’t you lucky as hell? Whether immigrant or […]

Will A Biden Reality Czar Preside Over Orwell’s Ministry Of Truth?

February 14, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel, “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” envisaged a fictional government of Oceania comprised of four ministries: a Ministry of Love, a Ministry of Peace, a Ministry of Plenty, and an all-important Ministry of Truth. As with the other three, the Ministry of Truth (or “Minitrue”) is a misnomer because it […]

Prepare For Energy Shortages, Cost Hikes And Rationing

February 4, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Fully expect your future carbon footprints to be traced to a crime scene subject to “climate and energy justice” violations in the high tribunal of sustainability. The prospective charges? Such sins will include ownership and operation of an internal combustion vehicle, tampering with regulated upper or lower thermostat setting limits, and/or […]

Biden’s Paris Climate Agreement Blunder

February 1, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President Joe Biden has pledged to recommit America to become a signatory to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement that is the ugly stepchild of the disastrous Kyoto Protocol that a U.S. Senate unanimously rejected in July 1997 as a non-starter through a rare 95-0 bi-partisan resolution. Although President Bill Clinton signed […]

Tech Tycoons Cancel Half Of America

January 23, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Actions by Twitter and other giant tech monopolists to block a sitting president along with a fledgling competitor from their platforms put us all on notice that they answer to no higher power, warning that we better not dare to disagree. Twitter and Facebook first temporarily blocked President Trump from posting […]

Biden Will Use Bureaucracy To Advance Green Energy Boondoggles

January 20, 2021 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember Solyndra? In case you’ve forgotten, it was a California solar panel developer that defaulted on a $535 million Obama-Biden administration Department of Energy stimulus loan guarantee that, along with four other bankrupted companies, collectively left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for more than $2.2 billion. According to documents obtained by […]

GOP Senate Must Red Light Biden’s Radical Green Appointees

December 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ President-elect Joe Biden has announced plans to front-load his Cabinet appointments with radical climate activists empowered to wield vast regulatory influence over every major sector of American economic and social life. Should Republicans hold a Senate majority following the Georgia Jan. 5 runoffs, they will be able to block highly controversial […]

A New Abnormal Of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy Plan

October 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and virtually eliminate […]

Subtracting Fossil Fuels Plus Adding Electric Cars Equals Disaster

October 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If California’s struggle to keep the lights on isn’t already dim enough, Golden State residents should brace themselves for even darker prospects with a planned ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035. Recall that utility company responses to the state’s mandate that 60% of electricity come from renewables […]

If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love Biden’s Empty, Green Future

September 18, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ If you haven’t been paying much attention to presidential candidate Joe Biden’s “if elected” promises and the contents of his 90-page-plus Democratic Party policy platform jointly drafted and heralded by the Bernie Sanders Socialist camp as the most progressive set of agendas ever, perhaps it’s a very good idea to do […]

Now Is Not The Time To Abandon Core American Values

September 15, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., noted last month at the Democratic National Convention, “We have come a very long way in five years.” Saluting his success at moving Democrats away from more centrist views, he said, “Many of the ideas we fought for, that just a few years ago […]

Pandemic Exacerbates Economic Mismanagement In Blue Cities And States

September 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately infecting the already chronically ailing fiscal health of Democrat-run states and cities that are least positioned to recover any time soon, if at all. Former New York state lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch, now a director of the Volcker Alliance, observed that budget ravages of the global […]

The Radical Left Misjudged America’s Tolerance For Tyranny

September 5, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Life in America and words to describe reality have been upended. As with Ministry of Truth diktat in George Orwell’s prescient novel “1984,” the manipulation of language has become a revolutionary weapon of the left where war is now peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. Orwell recognized the inherent […]

California’s Blackouts Preview The Green New Deal For America

August 27, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Brief evening power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and […]

Cancel Culture Wants Delete Key For Discourse, History

August 4, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ There’s finally some encouraging new evidence that a few leftward-leaning media and academic establishment types are becoming “woke” to growing perils and punishments for ideological blasphemy. Last Thursday, even the moderate Wall Street Journal editors posted “A Note to Readers” that “These pages won’t wilt under cancel-culture pressure.” The notice was issued […]

Empty Socialist Platforms Leave No Scaffolds For Progress

July 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ New “Build Back Better” policies duplicated by the United Nations and Democratic Party  political platforms propose not only to transform capitalism, but to expansively replace it with a “more equitable” Socialist model. The U.N.’s “Great Reset” plan announced in April calls upon all governments to seize upon pandemic coronavirus chaos to […]

Anti-Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Pressure Facebook To Ban Inconvenient Science

July 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The “Climate Power 2020” organization published a July 1 open letter signed by former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, former presidential candidate Tom Steyer, and 13 leaders of groups working to ban fossil fuels urging Facebook to shut down the page of the CO2 Coalition, a non-profit professional organization of distinguished climate scientists […]

No Returning To Normal Until We Relearn Trust

May 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember when the pivotal health objective was to “flatten the curve” — before the back to life and business goal post marker got moved to “beating the virus?” We should now realize that COVID-19 isn’t going to entirely go away anytime soon — maybe never. Summer may provide a respite. By […]

The Left Shouldn’t Be Cheering For Energy Industry Demise

May 16, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Petroleum and natural gas industries that provide about 85% of America’s energy (with wind and solar constituting barely over 3%) is under siege by adversaries — both foreign and domestic. The first major assault was launched by a no-winner dispute between Russia and Saudi Arabia that flooded the global market with […]

No To Leveraging Coronavirus For Old State Debts

May 12, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Thanks to Trump administration leadership and bi-partisan congressional support, U.S. taxpayers have urgently ponied up trillions of dollars to save desperate unemployed workers, small businesses, and vital industries from viral victimhood. Hundreds of billions of relief funds have been pumped into the healthcare system, unemployment insurance and small business loan programs, […]

Getting America Back To Work Must Come Sooner, Not Later

April 6, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Everyone has an opinion about how best to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster and how effectively President Trump and his administration are addressing numerous aspects of this crisis. For whatever it’s worth, I have some thoughts about this too. From where my 82-year-old-high-risk-category body sits, I believe that the President, […]

Objective Climate Reports Would Benefit Mental Health

March 1, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ I was recently interviewed for a February 3 Washington Post Magazine article, “The Environmental Burden of Generation Z,” written by Jason Plautz. The article discusses “the nexus between climate change and mental health of children.” Jason followed up our long conversation by thoughtfully informing me that my rather extensive comments (many […]

Alternative Energy Can’t Replace Hydrocarbons

February 18, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ As we all recognize, access to clean and reliable energy is fundamentally important to countless aspects of our lives, our social and economic communities, and our long-term abilities to live in healthy balance with natural ecosystems. So, this being the case, can we expect a new so-called “clean energy revolution” — […]