Left-Wing AGs Are Playing Politics with the Law
In at least a handful of blue states, a disturbing trend is emerging: Left-wing state attorneys general are acting less like legal representatives of their constituents and more like partisan political activists. Why is this disturbing? Because, unlike your run-of-the-mill …
The human race has a funny way of evading Armageddon. All the best people keep promising us a world-ending catastrophe, and all we get in the news is more Anthony Weiner pics. Admittedly, some would prefer a mass-extinction event to …
Leo DiCaprio’s Dirty Dollars
Actor-playboy Leonardo DiCaprio walked away from a fender bender in the Hamptons this weekend without a scratch.
But the outspoken liberal should not escape unscathed from his train wreck of high-dollar financial dealings with donors and businessmen in one of …
One Tiny Victory over the Regulatory State: Prairie Chicken Edition
In times like these I wonder how anyone can continue to trust government officials and most politicians. Only in the last few days we have had: the White House’s deception on the Iran nuclear deal, new evidence that Hillary Clinton …
‘The Facebook Age of Science’ at the World Health Organization
There’s a cancer growing at the World Health Organization (WHO), and it happens to be their very own cancer agency.
IARC — the International Agency for Research on Cancer — is under the purview of WHO and tasked with …
$40 Oil and the Twilight of ‘Scarcity Ideology’
Scarcity ideology pervades modern environmentalism. Indeed, the environmental movement has long relied on the idea that we are running out of, well, everything.
We are running out of food — that claim goes back to 1798, when Thomas Malthus argued that starvation …
Greenpeace Lied and Jobs — Not Caribou — Died
It was a classic Greenpeace tale: fuzzy, wide-eyed woodland creatures fleeing as the loggers closed in, destroying a peaceful habitat.
Except it wasn’t true — and this time, the lies have been exposed.
For years, Greenpeace has campaigned against …
Osama bin Laden, the Environmentalist
So Osama bin Laden was an environmentalist. In between plotting the mass murder of kaffirs and the destruction of the West, he penned teary-eyed missives about the dangers of “catastrophic climate change.” Coming off like an earnest member of Greenpeace …
The EPA’s Lawless Land Grab
In his final book, economist Mancur Olson wrote of the profound and crucial connection between representative government and the property and contract rights important for economic progress. Olson quoted James Madison: “Just as a man may be said to have …
The Paris Climate Conference: A Jobs Program for the Greens
The drama of the Paris climate conference is played out in the media like a Vatican conclave. The people in the square below await the puff of white smoke signaling agreement on a plan to save the earth. Expectations are …
New Leftist Meme: Blame Urban Riots on ‘Environmental Racism’
If Hillary Clinton is elected president, you can bet that in the wake of the Charlotte riots, her Justice Department will ratchet up the micromanaging of local police departments. But the Black Lives Matter movement that Clinton embraces doesn’t …
NPR’s Climate Propaganda: Arrogance Masquerading as Self-Sacrifice
David Harsanyi has already written a fine critique about the recent NPR story “Should We Be Having Kids in the Age of Climate Change?”, but the entire NPR article is such a bit of weapons-grade stupidity that as someone who …
Congress Making Mess of Landfill Cleanup?
Ever since the 1970s, when the federal government more or less monopolized the cleanup of toxic landfills through the Superfund program, cities all over the country have been frustrated with the often slow pace of cleanup.
Take the West Lake …
Tale of Two Tribes: ‘Climate Refugees’ vs. EPA Victims
The Left has concocted a lucrative category of politically correct victims: “climate refugees.” It’s the new Green racket.
U.S. taxpayers will now be forking over untold billions to ease the pain allegedly inflicted on “carbon’s casualties” by …
On Arbor Day, Who Will Speak for the Trees?
Dr. Suess’s The Lorax, whence comes the title question, is socialist drivel of the most ignorant sort. But just because Theodore Geisel was a leftist dimwit who described the book as “straight propaganda” doesn’t mean trees are bad.
Another Obama Legacy: Americans Will Pay Billions for a Useless Climate Agreement
Today, Earth Day, President Obama will attach America’s name to the Paris Climate Agreement. Greatly affected, according to gushing accounts in the press, will be the president’s “legacy.” Unaffected, according to math, will be the threat of climate …
How Republicans Can Save the Environment
When environmentalists talk about the plight of endangered species, Republicans tend to roll their eyes (the way they roll their eyes when someone orders something organic or wants to talk about ozone). But if you can overlook a little festering …
And the Academy Award for Hollywood Hypocrisy Goes to: Mark Ruffalo
It’s a long journey from Manhattan to Los Angeles without burning any fossil fuels, so hopefully Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo started walking several weeks ago.
Ruffalo — nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Spotlight — …
InsideClimate News: Journalism or Green PR?
When InsideClimate News won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for national reporting, one of its writers told the New York Times she hoped that people who considered her publication advocacy journalism would take note of the award and “stop making that …
What Alaska’s Christmas Tree Tells Us about Government Overreach and Hypocrisy
As an Alaskan, I am flattered that this year’s Capitol Christmas tree comes from our own Chugach National Forest. Selected by the U.S. Forest Service for its perfect, conical shape and evenly dispersed branches, the 74-foot Lutz spruce …