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Russia And China Just Signed An Energy Deal. Why You Should Be Scared.

June 1, 2014 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ Is anyone else scared to death about this week’s announcement out of Beijing that China and Russia have agreed to a 30-year natural-gas deal? The agreement means the building of hundreds of miles of pipelines to feed cheap Siberian gas to China. President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir Putin […]

Michelle Obama Is Ignoring The Problems Her New School Lunch Standards Have Caused

May 31, 2014 by

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By Daren Bakst ~ Yesterday in an op-ed, First Lady Michelle Obama attacked the House of Representatives for considering giving some schools a one-year reprieve from complying with the new school lunch requirements. In a New York Times column on her Let’s Move initiative, Obama addressed several issues but sidestepped acknowledging key problems that have been […]

The Obama Administration’s Hypocritical Environmental Policy

May 29, 2014 by

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By Katie Tubb and Nicolas Loris  ~ Congress and the federal government have enacted policies and made decisions in the name of protecting the environment. The problem is, now those decisions have backfired — and made us worse off environmentally. Here are five examples: 1. Keystone Delay Means More Rail: Stating concern for the environment, […]

Europe’s Energy Dependence On Russia Can’t Last

May 28, 2014 by

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By Ariel Cohen Ph.D ~ Vladimir Putin is the father of the most significant energy mix shift in Europe. Ukraine may be the straw that broke the back of the energy camel. As a result, Russia is about to lose a lot of revenue. Talk about the unintended consequences. Even before Putin occupied the Crimea […]

Are Our Energy Sources Moral?

May 27, 2014 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ Energy is the master resource, as the late, great economist Julian Simon used to say. You can’t produce much of anything if you don’t have affordable electric power. My children learned that lesson the hard way when we lost our electricity due to a blizzard several months ago. Welcome, I said […]

Will Ukraine’s New President Be Able To Stop Russia’s Imperial Ambitions?

May 26, 2014 by

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By Rob Bluey ~ Petro Poroshenko, a billionaire candy tycoon, declared victory with about 56 percent of the vote, according to exit polls. The “Chocolate King,” as he’s known, finished well ahead of Yulia Tymoshenko, a former Ukrainian prime minister, who had about 13 percent. Under Ukrainian law, presidential candidates who receive more than 50 […]

The Future Of Cars: Electric, Natural Gas, Driverless, And More

May 25, 2014 by

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By Ariel Cohen Ph.D ~ Ten years from now, electric (EV), hybrid and natural-gas powered cars will make some, albeit not yet decisive, inroads in our lives. There are economic, lifestyle and technological reasons for this. First, it is the technology of hydraulic fracturing, and improved 3-D seismic and imaging techniques, which provides us with […]