All of these projects would be great if they were a better mouse trap; if they were cheaper, more reliable and better land use. But they are not. They are more expensive, less reliable and use more land (or water).
MEETING WITH VOTERS in an Andover living room last month, US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren vigorously challenged the idea that Obama Democrats are engaging in "class warfare" when they clamor for higher taxes on the wealthy.
On Friday, Solyndra execs Brian Harrison and Bill Stover invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Who do you trust? For thinking people, that may not be the primary question.
As part of his warmed-over jobs plan, President Obama is repackaging "Buy American" stimulus subsidies to help hard-hit homegrown businesses. At the same time, however, Congress is pushing to expand a fraud-riddled investor program that puts U.S. citizenship for sale to the highest foreign business bidders.?
Under the Obama administration, energy subsidies and tax breaks have grown enormously. The EIA reports that the value of direct federal interventions and subsidies in energy markets doubled between 2007 and 2010, growing from $17.9 billion to $37.2 billion. Big energy companies don't need these government handouts.
Who can forget that rare moment of honesty during the campaign to pass Obamacare when Nancy Pelosi said “We have to pass the bill in order for you to find out what’s in it”? Now we have it and almost daily there are new revelations about the staggering extent to which our private lives and individual freedoms have been stomped on.
President Obama continues to push the notion that he wants a "balanced approach" to budget cuts, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the only spending cuts he is willing to contemplate are cuts in defense spending.
When I was a reporter years ago in Ocean City, Maryland, I learned the hard way that freedom of the press can be expensive.
This historic vote against the powerful ethanol special interest group just might signal that a new era of fiscal responsibility is possible and give hope to a worried nation that Washington can confront national problems.
Republican candidates ought to be supporting free market, small government policies. Instead, it is very disheartening to see Romney pandering to Iowa voters on the same big government subsidy side as president Obama
Once again, on energy policy and action, President Obama talks the talk, but has no substance behind his teleprompted words.
Ideological budget battles between GOP and Dems in congress mask the real battle erupting across America-- the battle between the makers and the takers.
As Britain suffered through its coldest December in a century, families were forced to choose between keeping homes warm and feeding their children nourishing meals – thanks to climate policies that have forced extensive reliance on wind power and deliberately driven energy prices skyward.
From the moment the Tahrir Square demonstrations against Hosni Mubarak began, optimism has dominated American reporting and commentary on what is being called the Egyptian revolution.
House Democrats have been taunting Republicans to come up with concrete budget cuts ever since the GOP rode to victory last November on a platform of reducing spending.
I finished Part 1 last week informing you that in just a single year, from 2008-09, Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts, a $13.6 million increase from the previous year, which resulted in 324,800 abortions.
The Bowles Simpson deficit cutting commission is more Washington theater. Another show with an impressive cast designed to give the appearance of being serious.
Cap and trade may not be dead. President Obama plans to be hiding an energy price hike in the tax code.
Some in Washington are actually considering the creation of a new special interest tax break.