Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • Bob Beauprez - Obama's Double Down on Stupid

    Obama's Double Down on Stupid

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 10/1/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The White House says this wasn't stupid. "That's just the way business works," according to the President's spokesman, Jay Carney. The next time Obama shows he understands how ANYTHING in business works, it will be the first time.
  • John Ransom - Who Makes Money in the Market? Politicians Do and Here's the Proof

    Who Makes Money in the Market? Politicians Do and Here's the Proof

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    And while apologists are rushing to say that the Pelosi connection had nothing to do with the award, haven’t we heard this story before? Why should anyone trust anything coming out of Washington, DC today?
  • Ed Feulner - The Green Jobs Fallacy

    The Green Jobs Fallacy

    Ed Feulner
    Posted: 9/30/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Think we could use 5 million new jobs right about now?
  • Bob Beauprez - DOE Trying to Use $6.5 Billion in Loans to Create 283 Jobs

    DOE Trying to Use $6.5 Billion in Loans to Create 283 Jobs

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/29/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the graphic represents, the DOE is busy processing nine more applications totaling $6.5 billion. As the chart shows, just 283 permanent jobs would result –at an average of nearly $23 million per job.
  • Debra J. Saunders - A Total Eclipse of Solyndra

    A Total Eclipse of Solyndra

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Friday, Solyndra execs Brian Harrison and Bill Stover invoked their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
  • Cal  Thomas - Paying the Dead

    Paying the Dead

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 9/27/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    According to a report by the Office of Personnel Management and reported in Ed O'Keefe's "The Federal Eye" column in the Washington Post, our government has been sending checks to dead people. "In the last five years," O'Keefe writes, "the Office of Personnel Management has made more than $601 million in payments to dead federal retirees, according to the agency's inspector general. Total annual payouts range between $100 million and $150 million."
  • Paul Driessen - Delaware's Very Own Solyndra

    Delaware's Very Own Solyndra

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 9/26/2011 2:51:00 PM EST
    Delaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, to replace natural gas and coal-fired power plants in generating electricity.
  • Lurita Doan - Obama's Cabinet Does The Hokey Pokey

    Obama's Cabinet Does The Hokey Pokey

    Lurita Doan
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Forget about Dancing with the Stars. If Americans want to see some really fancy footwork, just watch the senior members of the Obama Administration as they do the hokey pokey. The President is, perhaps, the greatest dancer of all as he constantly talks about his policy goals, waves it all about, only to take it all back as he turns himself around
  • John Ransom - Ransom on PJTV: Solyndra Execs Take the Fifth: Is There a Dirty Side to Clean Green Solar Energy?

    Ransom on PJTV: Solyndra Execs Take the Fifth: Is There a Dirty Side to Clean Green Solar Energy?

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    John Ransom of Townhall.com updates Alexis Garcia and PJTV viewers on the Solyndra scandal. Solyndra executives invoked their constitutional rights and refused to talk to Congress. Can you blame them? Should Solyndra worry about a Chicago style set-up from the Obama Administration, and should they protect themselves by requesting a special prosecutor? Find out.
  • Dan Holler - Obamanomics: Failed Theory in Practice

    Obamanomics: Failed Theory in Practice

    Dan Holler
    Posted: 9/26/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Tax. Subsidize. Tax. Train. Tax. Repeat.
  • Marita Noon - Obama's Jobs Plan Silly or Sinister?

    Obama's Jobs Plan Silly or Sinister?

    Marita Noon
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    On the very same week that the Obama administration is rushing to send stimulus out the door for questionable renewable energy projects that must be funded by the end of the month, he is also trying to sell Congress on singling out the oil-and-gas industry—penalizing them just because he doesn’t like them.
  • Derek Hunter - It's Mourning in America

    It's Mourning in America

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Ronald Reagan ran for President in 1980, he did so by asking a simple question: Are you better off now than you than you were four years ago?
  • Amy Oliver - Counting the Democrat Bodies Involved in a Taxpayer-Guaranteed Loan

    Counting the Democrat Bodies Involved in a Taxpayer-Guaranteed Loan

    Amy Oliver
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Turns out there's a lot of money to go around when a company gets a taxpayer loan. Congressional campaigns, governor campaigns and yes, even presidents get a rebate when loans are made.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Who was the last president to move the top marginal rate to 39.6 percent as Obama proposes? Clinton of course. Clinton moved it from 31 percent. Where are the cries of hypocrisy? Do Democrats really think that they can take the black vote for granted if they oust Obama? Yes, they do.
  • Bob Beauprez - White House Fingerprints on LightSquared Scandal

    White House Fingerprints on LightSquared Scandal

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/23/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A second witness has now come forward, as well. Anthony Russo, director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing told The Daily Beast, that the White House pushed him to alter his testimony to say that "the government's concerns about the project by the firm LightSquared could be resolved in 90 days."
  • John Ransom - Obama Creates Chicago Solution to Chicago Problem at Solyndra

    Obama Creates Chicago Solution to Chicago Problem at Solyndra

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    This much I know: When the Illinois Combine has a problem, they usually make it go away. Like either forever or at least until paroled for good behavior.
  • Reince  Priebus - Obama and Solyndra Owe Taxpayers Answers (And $535 Million)

    Obama and Solyndra Owe Taxpayers Answers (And $535 Million)

    Reince Priebus
    Posted: 9/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The more we learn about the failure of the stimulus-backed company Solyndra, the more questions we have. It is time the White House give us honest answers, not convenient excuses.
  • Bob Beauprez - Fraud Charges Floating for Obama Administration

    Fraud Charges Floating for Obama Administration

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/22/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Since we first write about the collapse of Solyndra, the solar energy company favored by the White House with a $535 million taxpayer funded loan, the stench has only gotten worse.
  • Michelle Malkin - LightSquared: Obama's Dangerous Broadband Boondoggle

    LightSquared: Obama's Dangerous Broadband Boondoggle

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    If you thought the half-billion-dollar, stimulus-funded Solyndra solar company bust was a taxpayer nightmare, just wait. If you thought the botched Fast and Furious border gun-smuggling surveillance operation was a national security nightmare, hold on. Right on the heels of those two blood-boilers comes yet another alleged pay-for-play racket from the most ethical administration ever.
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Liberal Media Should Try Honest Reporting for a Change

    Liberal Media Should Try Honest Reporting for a Change

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I must confess that I no longer have a clear understanding as to how many of our major newspapers operate.