Sep. 18, 2012 9:26 pm
A few days ago I attended a briefing by Dr. James Hansen, the NASA scientist whose 1988 congressional testimony touched off a generation of debate over man-made global warming. He is making the news again, touting a recent guest editorial in the Washington Post, lecturing on the think-tank circuit, and generally well-received as the godfather of the scientists and activists who have sounded the... Read More
Mar. 10, 2011 5:01 pm
Government no longer “spends your money.” It “invests in your future.” If, despite that clear distinction, you still don’t feel good about multi-trillion-dollar deficits, it’s because you must understand one of the most important techniques in the art of debate – when you’re losing, change the terms. Successful politicians must master that art if they want to push unpopular policies. If “illegal... Read More
Feb. 10, 2010 3:31 pm
The federal government is famous for its inability to handle ordinary problems, but its reaction to snow is the ultimate example. At this writing, Washington, D.C. is being hammered by its second large snow storm this week and everything is shut down again - schools, government, trains, planes and automobiles. One local TV commentator acted like he had never seen snow, thundering "Ridiculous... Read More
Jan. 4, 2010 7:49 pm
They ought to hold the next global warming conference not in Copenhagen, but in Arizona.
I don't know if anyone else remembers the Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission, but I still recall the brain damage inflicted by 5 years of advisory committee meetings in the early 1990's. The group, reporting to the EPA, analyzed and conducted major studies to find out why the air across the... Read More
Oct. 26, 2009 5:55 pm
"Equal justice under law" is more than a quaint expression engraved on the portico of the Supreme Court building. It is a worldview that is central to our American culture. It is also a cornerstone of the conservation movement, but you wouldn’t know it by watching the angry activists that form so much of the modern environmental lobby.
The founders of the nation’s first great conservation... Read More
Jun. 30, 2009 10:38 am
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Although blown off the front pages by the death of Michael Jackson, the most ominous government action of the decade came a step closer to reality Friday when the House passed an energy bill that would make "cap and trade" official policy. It passed the House by 7 votes (with 8 Republicans crossing over to help). Most Americans support almost any effort to stop pollution, and are sympathetic to... Read More