Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • Phyllis Schlafly - High Costs of Green Jobs

    High Costs of Green Jobs

    Phyllis Schlafly
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    We are now beginning to grasp the definition and the scope of the words "new world order," an expression inserted into the U.S. political vocabulary by the first President Bush. He never defined it, leaving that task to his successors, and President Barack Obama is only too glad to expand its meaning.
  • Jacob Sullum - The Broken Planet Fallacy

    The Broken Planet Fallacy

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    When Solyndra went belly up last month, less than a year after it started making solar arrays in Fremont, Calif., an Energy Department spokesman insisted that the $535 million the federal government had loaned the company was well spent. "The project that we supported succeeded," he said. "The facility was producing the product it said it would produce."
  • Ben Shapiro - Four Minutes to Explain All That Is Wrong With America

    Four Minutes to Explain All That Is Wrong With America

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 9/21/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Very often, I am asked to sum up for politics-minded colleagues just what I think is so terribly wrong with the American economy. It's always difficult to encapsulate all of America's fiscal problems in a few sentences -- everything from devastating crime to rising poverty levels, from inflated real estate values to bank bailouts, comes into play. Barrels of ink have been spilled on this topic, and barrels more will follow them.
  • David Limbaugh - The Lecturer in Chief Has Forfeited His Moral Authority

    The Lecturer in Chief Has Forfeited His Moral Authority

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The finger wagger in chief, in too many ways to count, has permanently forfeited his moral authority.
  • Eleanor Vaughan - The Solyndra Scandal and the Future of Green Energy

    The Solyndra Scandal and the Future of Green Energy

    Eleanor Vaughan
    Posted: 9/20/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    An investigation by the Energy and Commerce Committee has revealed that, for political reasons, the White House rushed a $528 billion federal loan to solar firm Solyndra, which went bankrupt two weeks ago. Taxpayers should be outraged.
  • Paul Driessen - Victory is Sweet, but the War Continues

    Victory is Sweet, but the War Continues

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 9/19/2011 3:16:00 PM EST
    Millions of Americans recently celebrated the demise of the Environmental Protection Agency’s job-killing ground-level ozone regulations. While a toast was appropriate, we shouldn’t drink too much champagne just yet.
  • Floyd and Mary Beth Brown - Republican Fear Empowers a Corrupt Obama

    Republican Fear Empowers a Corrupt Obama

    Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
    Posted: 9/19/2011 1:30:00 PM EST
    Corruption inside the Obama administration runs rampant. The list of scandals grows longer by the moment, with a new one popping up at an ever-increasing rate. However, the Republican leadership empowers the corruption by refusing to fight.
  • Paul Jacob - The authority for questions

    The authority for questions

    Paul Jacob
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:29:16 AM EST
    Who do you trust? For thinking people, that may not be the primary question.
  • Jeff  Carter - Not a Lot to Admire About Admiring O

    Not a Lot to Admire About Admiring O

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I disagree with Noonan. As regular readers of this blog know, Obama and his administration are a frequent pin cushion for barbs. However, few things are 100% bad, and Obama is one of them. There are some things that I actually admire in Obama-I’ll list them later after using Ms. Noonan as a pincushion.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberal strategist James Carville has suggested that Obama find someone to indict. Never mind whether the person is actually guilty of a crime. So the Mighty One has fallen a bit, but hasn’t fallen enough yet to take his place with the rest of us mere mortals bound by laws.
  • Doug Giles - Ma, Ma, Ma, My Solyndra

    Ma, Ma, Ma, My Solyndra

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The community where I live is upgrading our Comcast cable services—which means that I won’t have Fox News on the third floor of my hacienda until they get out to my place and give me whatever fancy box I need.
  • Amy Oliver - Solyndra: Is an Apology Too Much to Ask?

    Solyndra: Is an Apology Too Much to Ask?

    Amy Oliver
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s no wonder that Pew Research Center found that 86 percent of Americans are either frustrated or angry with the federal government. Solyndra gives them 535 million more reasons. You’d think someone would have the common decency to apologize. Don’t hold you’re your breath waiting for one. The reaction from all the players ranges from defensive to offensive, from cavalier to incredible. No responsibility. No display of remorse.
  • Derek Hunter - Big Brother, Sketchy Pasts and Those Damn Robots Are Taking Over!

    Big Brother, Sketchy Pasts and Those Damn Robots Are Taking Over!

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 9/18/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Tone-deaf is one thing; incompetent is another. There’s a fine line between the two and they are often confused. If there was any doubt about which camp President Obama belongs to, it has been removed this month.
  • Tony Marsh - Obama Sends American Con Act to Congress

    Obama Sends American Con Act to Congress

    Tony Marsh
    Posted: 9/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Every single statement Obama makes was carefully calculated to elicit an emotional response. Veterans shouldn’t have to fight for jobs; small businesses must be helped to create jobs; students can’t learn in dilapidated buildings; we must keep policemen and firemen on the streets – every statement true, but none relevant to the actual legislation he proposed.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Rick Perry's Bad

    Rick Perry's Bad

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting hammered because he signed an order requiring that sixth-graders be vaccinated against the HPV virus in 2007.
  • Bob Beauprez - New Day, a New White House Scandal: First Solyndra, Now LightSquared

    New Day, a New White House Scandal: First Solyndra, Now LightSquared

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/17/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The company is LightSquared, a Virginia wireless broadband provider seeking approval for a coast-to-coast wireless network. The majority owner of LightSquared is Harbinger Capital Partners an investment fund whose CEO, Philip Falcone, is a large Democrat Party donor.
  • Michelle Malkin - The Cash-for-Visas Program

    The Cash-for-Visas Program

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    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.?
  • Jonah Goldberg - Looking for Love

    Looking for Love

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill."
  • John Ransom - Congress Likely to Cram Down Solyndra Billionaire

    Congress Likely to Cram Down Solyndra Billionaire

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sources familar with the law that governs the loan made under the Solyndra program however say that a plain reading of the law prevents the administration from allowing investors to jump ahead of government guaranteed loans under any circumstances.
  • David Limbaugh - AttackWatch.com is the Administration's Latest Propaganda Arm

    AttackWatch.com is the Administration's Latest Propaganda Arm

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama's official re-election campaign has set up a website ostensibly to defend him against false attacks, but its obvious purpose is to smear Republicans and propagandize. What could be more shameless??