The Corner

It’s Snowing in DC, So There Must Be a Global Warming Protest

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.

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Road Trip

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Especially future contributors to my GoFundMe page), I am currently in the passenger seat of our family fun mobile, passing mile marker ... Read More
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Answering my Critics

My post on Elizabeth Warren’s cynical/bonkers proposal to effectively nationalize every American firm with revenue of $1 billion or more has met with predictable criticism. I will address two points here. One, some have complained about the use of the word “expropriation,” or more broadly about ... Read More