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17-Year-Old Activist Is ‘Left’s Youngest Nightmare’

September 18, 2019 by

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The way you advance in this world … is by putting in the work, grinding real hard.”  ~ Culture Beat  ~    “CJ Pearson says he has been conservative since second grade. Now a senior in high school, Pearson has gained national attention for his conservative activism. On today’s episode of The Daily Signal Podcast, […]

New Year Brings New Obamacare Fines

January 3, 2015 by

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By Philip Wegmann ~ Millions of Americans are facing new tax penalties in 2015 courtesy of the Affordable Care Act. Fines for failing to purchase health insurance are set to double, and for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service is gearing up to collect. Obamacare’s individual mandate requires citizens to purchase health insurance or […]

Is Porn To Blame For The Declining Marriage Rate?

January 2, 2015 by

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By Kate Scanlon ~ A recent study suggests there is a significant culprit in the decline of marriage rates among young adults—pornography. According to the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), the rise of easily accessible and free pornographic content on the Internet and the declining marriage rate isn’t necessarily just a coincidence. The group concluded that […]

Congressmen Put Heat On ‘Deceptive’ Rooftop Solar Leases

December 31, 2014 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ A different sort of green energy issue has sparked bipartisan action on Capitol Hill as lawmakers move to address allegations of deceptive practices in sales of rooftop solar panels. Earlier this month, 12 Republican members of the House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission, warning that leasing solar panels […]

12 Days Of Waste-Mas

December 26, 2014 by

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By Romina Boccia ~ The Christmas season is on and shoppers are out in full force. This means nothing for Washington. Here, Santa Claus seems to hand out gifts all year long. Here are 12 examples of government waste we’ve selected in the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas: 1. NASA spent $237,205 to […]

Tea Party Is A Movement Now, Not Just A Mood

December 22, 2014 by

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By Heath Hansen ~ Is the tea party a movement or just a mood? That was the question posed by Weekly Standard columnist and Fox News contributor Steven Hayes as he kicked off a panel at the Heritage Foundation celebrating the 5th anniversary of the tea party. Hayes and his co-panelists, Heritage Action for America […]

If Obama Wants More Solar Energy, Why Is He Making It So Expensive?

December 21, 2014 by

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By Bryan Riley, Nicolas Loris and Alden Abbott ~ President Obama has made it quite clear he wants to see more renewable energy in the United States. Then why is his administration making it more expensive? The U.S. government recently announced plans to impose taxes of up to 78.42 percent on imported solar parts to […]

The Internet Doesn’t Need More Regulation, Mr. President

December 1, 2014 by

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By James Gattuso ~ Like Theodore Roosevelt, Barack Obama knows that the presidency makes an effective bully pulpit — even when you have historically low approval ratings. He showed that earlier this month when — in an unusually deep wade into the decision-making process at the supposedly independent Federal Communications Commission — the president came […]

Ferguson Is A Repeat Of Past Riots. Can We Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen Again?

November 29, 2014 by

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By Genevieve Wood ~ We’ve been here before. The riots in Ferguson, Mo., are the latest set off by racial tensions—but they are certainly not the first. Decades may have passed, but the Ferguson riots look similar to these past events: The 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles that followed an incident between California Highway […]

The Moral Case Against Fossil Fuels Matters. And It’s Absurd.

November 15, 2014 by

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By Alex Epstein ~ Imagine you are talking to a tobacco advocate who claims that he has a new strategy for winning the hearts and minds of the public: “We will explain to the public that we contribute to economic growth.” “We will explain to the public that we create a lot of jobs.” “We […]

Obama Wants Conservatives To Self-Cannibalize Over His Executive Action On Immigration

November 8, 2014 by

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By Mike Gonzalez ~ Having received a walloping in the elections, President Obama has promised to double down by tearing the country apart over illegal immigration. “I’ve shown a lot of patience,” he said with characteristic conceit at Wednesday’s contrition-free press conference. Make no mistake. It will be the opening salvo of a two-year campaign […]

Fracking Good Times: North Dakota Tops U.S. Income Gains

September 28, 2014 by

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By Kenric Ward ~ North Dakota leads the nation in personal income growth. No other state even comes close. From 2008 to 2012, North Dakotans’ per-capita income jumped 31 percent to $57,367, the highest of any state and just behind Washington, D.C., according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. South Dakota came in a […]

NRC Final Rule: Nothing More Than A Patch For A Broken System

August 30, 2014 by

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By Jack Spencer and Katie Tubb ~ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted to finalize its “continued storage” rule, establishing a general recognition that onsite storage of spent nuclear fuel is safe for the short, long, and indefinite terms. In the short term, the NRC’s decision recognizes that spent fuel at reactors can be safely […]

Unlocking Energy Opportunity In Africa

August 12, 2014 by

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By Katie Tubb and Hannah Herbert ~ Visiting America for the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit last week, heads of African nations had plenty to say about the need to increase access to reliable, affordable energy. Yet some are trying to dissuade African investment in conventional energy sources such as coal and natural gas in an effort […]

As ISIS Tells Yezidis To ‘Convert To Islam Or Die,’ One Man Pleads For Help At White House

August 9, 2014 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ In January, Mirza Ismail married his wife, Nofa Kamal, in Sinjar, Iraq, near the mountainous region where today thousands of Yezidi Iraqis are stranded. After three months in Sinjar, Ismail, the chairman of the Yezidi Human Rights Organization, left for his home in Brampton, Canada, before Islamic militants escalated their campaign […]

12 States Sue Obama Administration For Regulatory ‘Overreach’

August 8, 2014 by

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By Natalie Johnson ~ Coal country is striking back at the federal government in the latest “war on coal” battle. Twelve states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to deter impending restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The states filed the lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, accusing […]

What Would America Be Like If The Radical Green Movement Won?

July 28, 2014 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ Could the radical-Green movement in America make mankind’s future resemble a science-fiction Earth ruled by apes? Recently I went to the see the blockbuster movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and an Investor’s Business Daily editorial this week got me thinking about a bleak scenario. Our future won’t have […]

Federal Agency Faces Backlash After Wind Farms Get Exemption For Killing Eagles

July 26, 2014 by

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By Tom Steward ~ Wind industry insiders call it a “turbine collision,” though the feds prefer “non-purposeful take.” But critics such as Sharon Klemm get real on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website: “Why don’t you call it what it is? Shooting eagles. Killing Eagles. Murdering Eagles.” The backlash over a controversial 2013 government rule […]

Rare Earths Bill Should Open Markets, Not Create Government Programs

July 23, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The House of Representatives is likely to vote on Congressman Eric Swalwell’s (D–CA) rare earths bill (H.R.1022) that would create a number of taxpayer-supported government programs to extract and recycle domestic rare earth minerals. But prices going up and down for rare earths don’t necessitate a government programs, even though that’s […]

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

July 19, 2014 by

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By Hannah Herbert ~ Australia has become the first developed nation to repeal its carbon tax after the Australian Senate voted to dismantle the tax on Wednesday in a 39–32 decision. The carbon tax has been hurting Australian consumers and businesses since its implementation, so much so that Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, made eliminating […]

Q and A: What Is This Iron Dome That Is Protecting Israel From Hamas Rockets?

July 15, 2014 by

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By Michaela Dodge ~ As Hamas launches rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel, casualties are kept at a minimum thanks to Israel’s superior air defense system.  In the current conflict, up to 90 percent of the rockets engaged by the “Iron Dome” are intercepted as they approach high-value Israeli targets. The Rafael-Raytheon air defense system […]

Obama, Wall Street, And The IMF: All Wrong On Carbon Taxes

July 12, 2014 by

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By James M Roberts ~ Last month the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommended that the United States “introduce a broad-based carbon tax.” In the summary of its annual report on the U.S. economy the IMF thus echoes the climate alarmism of the Obama Administration, which has been calling for carbon-cutting policies ever since taking office. […]

This Standard Is One Reason The Price Of Gas Will Increase

July 1, 2014 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ Not thinking things through is a chronic problem with policy-makers in Washington. Superficial and easily sound-bite-able policies dominate the thoughtful-but-complex ones. For instance mandates for biofuel use would seem to be driven by basic supply and demand—more domestic fuel would lead to lower fuel prices for consumers. But the reality […]

A Carbon Tax Is A Terrible Idea. Here’s Why.

June 25, 2014 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Former treasury secretary Henry Paulson is calling for a “fundamentally conservative” carbon tax to address the risks of a climate bubble. Writing in the New York Times, Paulson relates his time in office to today’s climate, writing that “I was secretary of the Treasury when the credit bubble burst, so I […]