Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • 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??
  • Bill  Wilton - NetEase.Com - Aggressive Growth

    NetEase.Com - Aggressive Growth

    Bill Wilton
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    NetEase.com (NTES) is a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) thanks to rising estimates and its latest earnings surprise. Shares can still be had at a good value and given the growth outlook there is plenty of upside.
  • Sheraz Mian - Inflation, Jobs & Manufacturing - Analyst Blog

    Inflation, Jobs & Manufacturing - Analyst Blog

    Sheraz Mian
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I am not terribly concerned about the CPI number, but I must concede that the Jobless Claims report turned out to be quite disappointing. Weekly Jobless Claims increased by a greater than expected 11K for the week to 428K
  • Morgan Brittany - Europe Tilting a Bit Positive

    Europe Tilting a Bit Positive

    Morgan Brittany
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    At the weekend G7 meeting, Christine Lagarde softened the IMF’s concerns about the capital adequacy of European banks. However, the communiqué reiterated the G7’s support for the Basel III bank regulatory process (that Jamie Dimon says disadvantages U.S. banks)
  • Bill Tatro - Fire Foreign Workers; Hire Americans

    Fire Foreign Workers; Hire Americans

    Bill Tatro
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Imagine 10,000 people being hired in the southern tier of New York, or the outskirts of Detroit, or the suburbs of Las Vegas. Then, picture this being done by each and every corporation that currently hires overseas.
  • Donald Lambro - Special House Election Spells Danger for Democrats

    Special House Election Spells Danger for Democrats

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Barack Obama's troubled presidency was hit hard again this week on several fronts that shook the White House and raised fears in his party of deeper losses in Congress next year.
  • 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.?
  • Mike Shedlock - Hold on to Your Homes: Mortgage Default Notices Surge

    Hold on to Your Homes: Mortgage Default Notices Surge

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Housing will not bottom in many areas as long as there is a mile-high stack of foreclosures in the pipeline. Thus the faster forecloses increase the better. The bad news is this process will still take a long time.
  • Michael Vodicka - Economy Down, Pawn Stocks Up - Investment Ideas

    Economy Down, Pawn Stocks Up - Investment Ideas

    Michael Vodicka
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Anyone searching for a counter cyclical stock that benefits from high unemployment and a weak credit market needs to start looking at pawn and payday lenders. I'm sure images of toothless criminals, shady back-alley deals and missing gold chains come to more than a few minds. But a closer look at the group reveals a very legitimate industry that has seen big gains over the last two years in the weak consumer environment.
  • 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.
  • Jeff  Carter - Dems Aim to Tax Fund Business

    Dems Aim to Tax Fund Business

    Jeff Carter
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is a “wish list” for House Democrats in the context of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Note the inclusion of taxation of carried interests on the list and in the description.
  • Ken Blackwell - Will Gore Get Sunstroke?

    Will Gore Get Sunstroke?

    Ken Blackwell
    Posted: 9/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s been a rough season for Nobel Peace Prize winners.
  • Michael Barone - Obama Tainted by Loan Guarantees to Solar Firms

    Obama Tainted by Loan Guarantees to Solar Firms

    Michael Barone
    Posted: 9/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    One factor favoring President Obama's re-election, according to a recent article by political scientist Alan Lichtman, is the absence of scandal in his administration. Lichtman may have spoken too soon.
  • John Ransom - Solyndra Deal Allows Obama Billionaire to Get Paid Before Taxpayers

    Solyndra Deal Allows Obama Billionaire to Get Paid Before Taxpayers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/15/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In February, the administration renegotiated with Solyndra’s billionaire investor- remember the one who was also a big contributor to the Obama campaign?- as the company was failing. That deal allowed billionaire George Kaiser’s foundation to jump ahead of the American taxpayers for all but $150 million of the government’s $527 million loan in any company bankruptcy. Oh, and it’s a transaction that also happens to be illegal.
  • Michael Vodicka - Royal Gold, Inc. - Momentum

    Royal Gold, Inc. - Momentum

    Michael Vodicka
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Royal Gold, Inc. (RGLD) has seen huge gains over the last two months, with shares up as much as 30% as gold hit a series of new all-time highs. With estimates on the rise and gold fever running strong, this Zacks #1 Rank stock is at the top of the momentum chart.
  • Lincoln Brown - Hollywood's Fight Game

    Hollywood's Fight Game

    Lincoln Brown
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    These are the same millionaires calling for higher taxes on everyone else. These are the same people that build permanent ski resorts and fight against temporary gas wells. These are the new Marie Antoinettes telling you to have a bite of cake.
  • Mike Shedlock - Hiding Unemployment - Mish Exclusive

    Hiding Unemployment - Mish Exclusive

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I was wondering if you would hazard an estimate as to the current number of unemployed who have exhausted all benefits. I know BLS and Department of Labor doesn’t keep track of that population.
  • Political  Calculations - The Distribution of Income for 2010: Individuals

    The Distribution of Income for 2010: Individuals

    Political Calculations
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    According to data just released by the U.S. Census this morning, in 2010, the median income earned by an individual American was $26,197, or rather, 50% of Americans earned more than that amount and 50% earned less than that amount. The average (or mean) income was $38,337.
  • Dave Ramsey - Dave Says How Close Do You Want Your In-Laws?

    Dave Says How Close Do You Want Your In-Laws?

    Dave Ramsey
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I work for a real estate company, and they’re really pushing us to take advantage of a first-time homebuyer deal. The program offers 100 percent financing, no money down and no private mortgage insurance. They say it’s a great deal. What do you think?
  • Bob Beauprez - Emails link Solyndra to Biden office

    Emails link Solyndra to Biden office

    Bob Beauprez
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Emails obtained by investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and released to ABC News demonstrate how deeply involved the White House was at the highest levels in fast-tracking the approval of the politically well connected start-up in direct conflict with numerous private as well as government warnings that the survival of the company was very doubtful.