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by | Aug 14, 2009

Amid the public outrage surrounding health care reform, another issue of equal importance for the average American has been nearly forgotten: the upcoming Senate debate on the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill. This bill attempts to “cap” — that is…

by | Nov 1, 2008

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America By Thomas L. Friedman (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 438 pages, $27.95) Reviewed by Iain Murray THOMAS FRIEDMAN has come up with a grand unifying theory…

by | May 15, 2008

The decision announced yesterday by the Secretary of the Interior, to list the polar bear as “threatened,” removes all doubt that the Endangered Species Act is broken and in need of urgent repair. It is the environmental movement that must…

by | Apr 22, 2008

About a year ago, I became convinced that the global warming debate was going the way of other environmental issues during the past 40 years. Dissenting voices were being silenced as America hurtled toward more laws, regulations, and bureaucratic control…

by | Sep 25, 2007

Are you a carbon-using Christian? Feeling guilty about all that carbon dioxide (CO2) you pump into the atmosphere by such awful things as breathing, heating and cooling your home, lighting your work or study space, or driving to church? Now,…

by | Jul 18, 2007

When Ken Burns releases a documentary, America watches. This is partly because of his uniquely compelling style, but also partly because his stories are those of America itself: the Civil War, jazz, baseball. But now some ethnic activists and politicians…

by | Jun 14, 2007

Feel like you’re getting squeezed by prices at the gas pump? Get ready to experience that same feeling at the grocery store. As ABC News reported recently, average food retail prices of across the United States have risen by 4…

by | Jun 1, 2007

When it comes to “doing something” about global warming, two approaches are usually trotted out. One is trading permits to emit carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases. Yet it now appears that most existing carbon trading schemes are vastly…

by | Jul 7, 2006

The Supreme Court, by agreeing to hear a case on whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must take steps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, will finally judge on the alleged threat of global warming. The stakes are huge. Should the…

by | Feb 1, 2006

WASHINGTON — Ever since the Cato Institute fired syndicated columnist Doug Bandow over the revelation that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff had asked and paid him to write articles favorable to his clients, the Left and some in the media have…

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