Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • Tom Borelli - Obama Fails as Energy Investment Officer- in-Chief

    Obama Fails as Energy Investment Officer- in-Chief

    Tom Borelli
    Posted: 6/15/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    While the liberal media obsesses with jobs losses from Bain Capital’s private equity investments, it conveniently ignores the mounting economic cost of President Obama’s command and control energy policy that has destroyed billions of dollars in investment capital in the coal and renewable energy sectors.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney Follows Obama's Footsteps to Solyndra

    Romney Follows Obama's Footsteps to Solyndra

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 6/3/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Mitt Romney came to stand on a weed-infested patch of dirt in front of the shuttered Solyndra plant in Fremont, Calif., Thursday. If you stood at the right angle, you could look past Romney's shoulder and see a big red "for sale" sign draped on the building, dubbed by Romney the "Taj Mahal of corporations."
  • Debra J. Saunders - Romney Follows Obama's Footsteps to Solyndra

    Romney Follows Obama's Footsteps to Solyndra

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 6/3/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
  • Brian and Garrett Fahy - Solyndra v. Bain Capital

    Solyndra v. Bain Capital

    Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Posted: 5/14/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The economy created a disappointing 115,000 jobs in April, and the “official” unemployment rate “dropped” to 8.1 percent (from 8.3%) as a result of more Americans leaving the job market altogether.
  • Phyllis Schlafly - Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

    Obama Bogged Down by Scandals

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 4/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Increasing public disapproval of Barack Obama is based on more than his extravagant spending, which hangs debt like an albatross around the necks of our children and grandchildren. He is presiding over the most scandal-ridden administration in decades, from Colombia to Las Vegas to the Mexican border to Solyndra and more.
  • Lurita Doan - Obama is the World’s Worst Investor

    Obama is the World’s Worst Investor

    Lurita Doan
    Posted: 4/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Barack Obama recently campaigned in Ohio about the importance of his policies, “investing” in the future, investing in job training, health care and clean energy. With so much talk about investments, the president seems to want Americans to re-elect him for a second term because they believe that these are good investments and that he has invested the taxpayer’s money wisely.
  • Bob Beauprez - Inspector General Says Solyndra "Rushed"

    Inspector General Says Solyndra "Rushed"

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 4/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    New information about the approval process for the $535 million Department of Energy loan to the failed California solar energy company Solyndra contrasts sharply with the sworn testimony of Energy Secretary Stephen Chu last November to Congress.
  • Michelle Malkin - Eco-Scams Are as Easy as "A123"

    Eco-Scams Are as Easy as "A123"

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 3/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    While President Obama was busy lambasting Big Oil tax breaks on Thursday, yet another one of his environmental welfare recipients (the very kind he wants to redistribute oil subsidies to) was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Who needs to win the Mega Millions lottery? Start a pie-in-the-sky eco-boondoggle, and a half-billion-dollar jackpot ripe for squandering is all yours!
  • Paul Driessen - Hunting for Scapegoats Won't Lower Pump Prices

    Hunting for Scapegoats Won't Lower Pump Prices

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 3/19/2012 11:01:00 AM EST
    When President Obama took office, regular gasoline cost $1.85 a gallon. Now it’s hit $4.00 per gallon in many cities, and some analysts predict it could reach $5.00 or more this summer. Filling your tank could soon slam you for $75-$90.
  • Rich Tucker - Fueling the Present, and the Future

    Fueling the Present, and the Future

    Rich Tucker
    Posted: 3/11/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the real world, people say: “You can’t beat something with nothing.” But Washington exists outside the boundaries of the real world.
  • Michelle Malkin - Colorado's Own Green Loan Sinkhole

    Colorado's Own Green Loan Sinkhole

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 3/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There's no escaping Solyndra Syndrome. Here in my home state of Colorado, citizen journalists have uncovered our own gaping government green loan sinkhole. The stench of Chicago-on-the-Potomac is fouling the fresh Rocky Mountain air.
  • Michelle Malkin - Obama's Green Robber Barons

    Obama's Green Robber Barons

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 1/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Had enough of fat cat Barack Obama, his jet-setting wife and his multi-millionaire Chicago consigliere/real-estate mogul Valerie Jarrett attacking the "rich"? Well, brace yourselves. You'll be hearing much more from the White House about the "wealthy few" who aren't paying their "fair share" as Obama's re-election campaign doubles down on class-war demagoguery.
  • Lincoln Brown - Obama Spends More Time Studying XL Pipeline than He Did Solyndra and Still Comes up with Wrong Answer

    Obama Spends More Time Studying XL Pipeline than He Did Solyndra and Still Comes up with Wrong Answer

    Lincoln Brown
    Posted: 1/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Your friends at the Environmental Protection Agency apparently don’t think you are paying enough at the pump and that we have too many jobs in this country.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - New EPA Regulations Are Harmful to "The Folks"

    New EPA Regulations Are Harmful to "The Folks"

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 1/3/2012 3:56:00 PM EST
    An eleventh-hour ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C. to delay an Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) scheduled to go into effect January 1, 2012 saved the day for Americans who are doing their best to make ends meet in this struggling economy and cannot afford higher electricity bills.
  • Bob Beauprez - Wash Post: Solyndra was all about Politics, not Policy

    Wash Post: Solyndra was all about Politics, not Policy

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 12/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The Washington Post review of the Solyndra scandal concluded that the Obama Administration was continually concerned about political “optics” and re-election consequences rather than good government policy.
  • Bruce Bialosky - Focus Folks, It's Obama (Part 2)

    Focus Folks, It's Obama (Part 2)

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 12/12/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As we sprint toward the first official vote of the Republican primary season – to decide who will (hopefully) replace President Obama on January 20, 2013 – it is essential that we focus on the real goal. Rather than go after each other, the candidates must continue to confront the policies of the most inept President in modern times.
  • Debra J. Saunders - The Absent-Minded Energy Secretary

    The Absent-Minded Energy Secretary

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 11/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Barack Obama likes to brag that his energy secretary, Steven Chu, won a Nobel Prize in physics. You would think that means that Chu is a brainiac who makes shrewd decisions and is extremely aware of whatever is happening around him.
  • Michelle Malkin - The Accountability Charade

    The Accountability Charade

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 11/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    You can't spell "accountability" without "A," "C" and "T." But in Washington, government officials routinely get away with "taking personal responsibility" by mouthing empty words devoid of action. Heads nod in collective agreement that mistakes were made. But heads never roll. The Obama administration has raised this accountability charade to an art form.
  • Erika Johnsen - DOE Secretary Chu: Solyndra Was Based on Merits, Not Politics

    DOE Secretary Chu: Solyndra Was Based on Merits, Not Politics

    Erika Johnsen
    Posted: 11/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    How far is the Obama administration willing to go to foist ‘green’ jobs onto a pedestal? Why are politics coming before the stewardship of taxpayer dollars? Why was this administration so dedicated to propping up the solar power company Solyndra?
  • Mark W. Hendrickson - Green Fiascoes and Boondoggles

    Green Fiascoes and Boondoggles

    Mark W. Hendrickson
    Posted: 11/17/2011 11:01:00 AM EST
    A barrage of news headlines on the Solyndra scandal continue to remind us that President Obama made green jobs one of his administration’s priorities.