And indeed there is. A group of obviously obsessive activists are planning to protest the Capitol’s coal-fired power plant this afternoon. Certain of the usual suspects, including public employees like NASA’s Jim Hansen, have expressed a desire to get arrested, thereby creating some climate martyrs. The fact that their arrests, if captured on camera, will forever be depicted as in deep snow doesn’t appear to have curtailed their enthusiasm. In any event, these people forget that their alarmism has consequences. There is a short ton of studies out there which show that cutting access to the affordable energy that coal provides has severe consequences in terms of income, employment, and health. I outline some of the research here. Getting rid of coal makes people poorer, destroys jobs, and kills people.
‘Cruz just dropped out of the race. It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable.” It was a little after midnight on May 4, 2016. FBI lawyer Lisa Page was texting her paramour, FBI counterespionage agent Peter Strzok, about the most stunning development to date in the 2016 campaign: Donald Trump ... Read More
Starbucks has announced that it will allow all people to sit in its cafes and use its bathrooms without having to buy anything — and that’s a very stupid idea. I understand that the new policy was instituted in response to the incident at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which the store manager called the cops ... Read More
Exactly when is the “late Spring”? Of all the questions that have been asked about what we’ve called the “Origination Story” of the Trump-Russia investigation, that may be the most important one. It may be the one that tells us when the Obama administration first formed the Trump-Russia ... Read More
Sadly, America’s forthcoming “economic tsunami” is so predictable that our government issues an annual warning forecasting the year when — absent real reform — the monster waves will overtake all Social Security recipients and substantially reduce payments. Am I an alarmist? No, just a realist, ... Read More
In the New York Times, Carl Bogus attempts to taint the Second Amendment by linking it to America’s greatest historical evil, slavery. I say “attempt” because Bogus doesn’t make an argument so much as he insinuates, gestures, and implies perfidy with a wink. Where there should be glue, there is handwaving ... Read More