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Foreign Funding of Nonprofits Goes Unchecked

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Think tanks and universities are taking millions in foreign donations, and Biden has no interest in imposing transparency.   The University of Pennsylvania received more than $15 million in anonymous donations from China in 2018, the same year it announced the founding of its Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. This is just one […]

Climate Realism On The Rise?

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As a climate and energy realist, in my heart of hearts, I dream of the day when the public recognizes climate change will not bring on an end to the world as we know it, or even a long-term net decline for human civilization. That’s what the data and the best science show, despite the […]

The ‘ESG’ Scam Rates Slave-Using Chinese Firms Higher Than Clean American Energy Producers

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A firm in China that uses slave labor has a better ESG score than an American firm that pays landowners who freely sell their mineral rights.   Expecting publicly traded companies to do more than simply return shareholder value — their fiduciary responsibility — is a fairly new development in Western capitalism. The idea that […]

Energy Shortages and Inflation The New Norm as Refinery Closures Outpace Construction

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Editors’ Note: Progressives have played a coy game. As they over-regulate the energy business, denigrate the industry, have their allies in the environmental organization tie the industry up with lawsuits, and deny capital for expansion with their friends in the ESG movement; they grin like the proverbial Cheshire cat when energy costs soar far faster […]

Report: Red Tape Feeds Forest Fires Like Arizona’s Pipeline Fire

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A new report has determined that certain climate protection policies may make wildfires worse. The Property and Environmental Research Center is concerned that projects reducing wildfire severity are being delayed for years by the National Environmental Policy Act, a means of review and litigation. The new report from PERC proves the fallacy of NEPA. According […]

Democrats’ Disastrous, Capricious Energy Policy

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Democrats have spent decades warning that the United States must stop using the most efficient and affordable energy sources or it will be consumed by heat waves, fireballs, and cataclysmic weather events. Every flood, every hurricane—every natural event, really—is now blamed on climate change. We have burdened our children with an irrational dread over their […]

Why Cutting the Gas Tax is a Bad Idea

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Biden says he will request a three-month reduction in the Federal gas tax and urges states to follow as well. At one time Barak Obama called this idea a gimmick. Obama was right. Certainly, one can understand why. The increase in fuel costs is hurting everyone, including those at the bottom of the income scale […]

A World Turned Upside Down

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When Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, the band played a tune called “The World Turned Upside Down”. We could use some of that music today. As I quietly celebrate a new national holiday called “Juneteenth”. I am grateful for the opportunity to have another chance to feel guilty about something. Another reminder that we […]

Record High Diesel Prices Threaten Domino Effect To Other Goods

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Record high diesel fuel prices are yet another driver of rising costs for Americans, and those costs could get even higher this year. Diesel gas prices hit another record high Thursday at $5.79 per gallon, according to AAA. That is a spike from $5.57 a month ago and much higher than the average of $3.22 […]

ESG: Is This Green Iron-fist Fantasy a Major Cause of Inflation and Economic Destruction?

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Is rich people’s greentopian fantasy causing middle-class misery? The answer is yes, according to analysts such as Marlo Oaks, Utah state treasurer, and longtime investment manager. In fact, Oaks says he knows a major reason why increasing fuel prices, which drive up costs across the board, are so high: Supply is being choked off by […]