Solyndra Columns on Townhall

  • Mike Shedlock - Will Markets Buy Government Lies?

    Will Markets Buy Government Lies?

    Mike Shedlock
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In spite of the fact most of us realize lies will not help, and most often makes matters worse, governments repeatedly resort to lies, platitudes, and wishful thinking when they get caight in a jam.
  • Mark Baisley - 9/11

    9/11

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    I still have my unused airline ticket from September 11, 2001, ten years ago today. My wife and I had flown to Washington for a week’s vacation that included a White House tour, a visit with our Congressman, and some play time in the Atlantic Ocean. We were driving our rental car back to the airport late that Tuesday morning to catch our flight home when we heard the news that changed all of us.
  • John Ransom - Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    Email, Hate Mail and Comments from Readers

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It's amazing how quiet liberals have become recently in defense of Obama. This was another "big speech" week, but we had no liberals out there defending the president. I don't know. Maybe as his own chief of staff, Bill Daley said, sometimes there is no defending the indefensible.
  • Stewart Scott - Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Why al Qaeda Is Unlikely To Execute Another 9/11

    Stewart Scott
    Posted: 9/11/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    As the past few years have demonstrated, there are almost certainly grassroots jihadists operating in small cells or as lone wolves who are presently planning attacks. In fact, we know that since at least 1990 there has not been a time when some group of grassroots jihadists somewhere in the United States has not been planning some kind of attack.
  • J.D. Thorpe - John Galt's Advice to Obama

    John Galt's Advice to Obama

    J.D. Thorpe
    Posted: 9/8/2011 2:54:00 PM EST
    “Get out of the way.” With this statement, John Galt articulated the simple and necessary policy solution to the disastrous centrally-planned economy in Atlas Shrugged. It’s also sage advice that President Obama should consider before he unveils his latest jobs plan before the Joint Session of Congress tonight.
  • John Ransom - Obama's Solyndra-Gate Won't Go Away

    Obama's Solyndra-Gate Won't Go Away

    John Ransom
    Posted: 9/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    In a preview of what’s likely to become a common occurrence in the Obama energy strategy, a California manufacturer of solar systems that was financed by a half-a-billion loan through the Obama administration announced that it would seek bankruptcy protection.
  • John Hawkins - 7 Business Screw-Ups From America's Super CEO-And-Chief Barack Obama

    7 Business Screw-Ups From America's Super CEO-And-Chief Barack Obama

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 9/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the biggest problems with many of the politicians in D.C. is that they have come to believe that because they've had a little success in their lives, they're smarter than everyone else and can run people's businesses better than they can do it themselves.
  • Peter Schiff - The Job Killer in Chief

    The Job Killer in Chief

    Peter Schiff
    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    But while President Obama prepares to unveil a new plan for the Federal Government to create jobs, evidence is rapidly piling up on how his Administration is actively destroying jobs with stunning efficiency. Recent examples of this trend are enough to make anyone with even a casual respect for America's former economic prowess hang their head in disgust.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Solyndra Debacle Spotlights Obama's Folly

    Solyndra Debacle Spotlights Obama's Folly

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last year, President Barack Obama came to the Bay Area to tout "green jobs" at an event at solar panel manufacturer Solyndra's Fremont plant. Quoth the president: "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra."
  • Derek Hunter - Race Hustlers, “Green Jobs” and Government Guitars, Welcome To Progressive America

    Race Hustlers, “Green Jobs” and Government Guitars, Welcome To Progressive America

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 9/4/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    It’s Labor Day weekend, so I’ve decided to unionize myself for 3 days and go on strike, just to see what it’s like. By “strike” I mean drink alcohol and sleep in everyday.
  • Donald Lambro - Let the Market, Not Obama, Make Investment Decisions

    Let the Market, Not Obama, Make Investment Decisions

    Donald Lambro
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The president, of course, isn't in either business specifically, but in a larger sense he's been investing our money, picking the businesses he thinks will fuel economic expansion, new jobs and the technology of the future, and rebuild the nation's fraying infrastructure.
  • Linda Chavez - The Clean Energy Crash-and-Burn

    The Clean Energy Crash-and-Burn

    Linda Chavez
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    The biggest star in the Obama firmament of green-jobs companies has just imploded. Solyndra, a California-based firm that produced solar panels, declared bankruptcy this week, putting more than a thousand additional workers on the unemployment line.
  • Jonah Goldberg - My Fellow Americans...

    My Fellow Americans...

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 9/2/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    President Obama is going to give yet another Big Speech next week. Who among us can contain his excitement?
  • Paul Driessen - Rants, Lies, Subsidies and Job-Killing Policies

    Rants, Lies, Subsidies and Job-Killing Policies

    Paul Driessen
    Posted: 5/16/2011 2:35:00 PM EST
    All told, over a billion acres of onshore and offshore energy prospects are locked up – costing us centuries of fuel, millions of jobs, and hundreds of billions in bonus, royalty and tax revenues.
  • Ed Feulner - Dark Days for Solar Power

    Dark Days for Solar Power

    Ed Feulner
    Posted: 2/25/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    Ever heard of the Solyndra solar-cell plant in Fremont, Calif.? Most people haven’t. That’s a shame, considering how much taxpayer money has been poured into it.
  • Debra J. Saunders - Green Jobs Are Not Evergreen Jobs

    Green Jobs Are Not Evergreen Jobs

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 2/6/2011 12:01:00 AM EST
    After receiving at least $43 million in aid from the state of Massachusetts, Evergreen Solar announced last month that it would be closing its manufacturing plant in Devens, Mass., laying off its 800 workers and moving its manufacturing operations to China.
  • Debra J. Saunders - You Can Stop Paying for Al Gore's Mistake

    You Can Stop Paying for Al Gore's Mistake

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 11/30/2010 12:01:00 AM EST
    In Greece earlier this month, Al Gore made a startling admission: "First-generation ethanol, I think, was a mistake.