Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • 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.?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Eric Singer - Time for Republican Jujitsu on Social Security

    Time for Republican Jujitsu on Social Security

    Eric Singer
    Posted: 9/16/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With 78 million baby boomers starting to cash out, each entitled to benefits at age 62 continuing for over 22 more years on average, Social Security fits within the definition of a Ponzi scheme. Just because the government can currently coerce new participants doesn’t mean today’s young workers want to pay in or that boomers won’t want their cash. It’s not self-sustaining as originally presented.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michelle Malkin - Obama's Big Green Boondoggles

    Obama's Big Green Boondoggles

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    With the scandalous bankruptcy of Solyndra (a shady California solar power company that received $535 million in stimulus funds and is now under investigation by the FBI) hanging overhead, President Obama wisely whitewashed any mention of "green jobs" out of his latest address to Congress.
  • Ralph Benko - The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Elections: Jobs Through Gold

    The Defining Issue Of The 2012 Elections: Jobs Through Gold

    Ralph Benko
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    A sure signal of a rising policy vector? The Washington Post sends forth a top gunslinger to attack it — “it” being the gold standard and the GOP candidates for considering it.
  • 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?
  • John Ransom - Tea Party Favorite Blasts Lugar on $165k Fed Subsidies

    Tea Party Favorite Blasts Lugar on $165k Fed Subsidies

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/14/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    According to records compiled by the Farm Subsidy database, Lugar received $165,687 in farm subsidies during a decade and half in the Senate, including the six years he spent as chairman of the Senate Agricultural Committee. He also joined the Chicago Climate Exchange. Geesh.
  • 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.