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FoxNews.com reports today on a bill sponsored by 26 House Democrats that would spend nearly $33 billion to create "green schools:"
The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act (is) sponsored by Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., and 25 other Democrats. They say it would…
In early April, the Energy Information Administration and School of Advanced International Studies hosted a Washington, DC conference addressing energy issues. Heartland Institute Policy Advisor Jim Johnston, who attended the event, said the speakers essentially "condemned energy use."
Among those speakers were Energy Secretary and 1997 Nobel laureate in physics Steven Chu and former Harvard University President Lawrence Summers (right), director of the…Continue
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The State Department, which recently issued its Fifth Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, is deigning to allow public comments on that report ... until May 6.
As Heartland Senior Fellow James M. Taylor recently reported, the State Department's report concludes, "Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced ... Global temperature has increased over the past…Continue
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Both Iceland and the United States exalt democracy as a social achievement worthy of lasting an eternity. Yet the latter's unprecedented strength has derived not just from enlightened government,
but from the release of its own…
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George Will has a great column today about how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making difficult budget-cutting decisions that are drawing a lot of heat from government employee unions:
He inherited a $2.2 billion deficit, and next year's projected…
Added by Paul Chesser on April 22, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments
An episode of “South Park” that continued a story line involving the Prophet…Continue
The Drudge-linked CNSNews story about Nancy Pelosi's press conference to announce new $140,000 "green" lighting in the Rayburn Building House cafeteria reports the new fixtures "will take almost 10 years to pay off in saved energy:"
(Capitol architect Stephen Myers said,) "At $800 a fixture we can’t get a good return on investment, but when it gets down to $300 – and I’m sure it will go even lower – we’re able to…
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and the five commercial members of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans went before a judge on April 8 in Massachusetts Superior Court asking for a preliminary injunction against Insurance Commissioner Joseph G. Murphy's decision to reject 235 of 274 premium hikes proposed by the insurers. The ruling could leave insurers with hundreds of millions in losses this year.
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The U.S. Treasury may sell an unprecedented $128 billion in notes next week as expectations increase that the amount of securities auctioned by the government is peaking with the economy strengthening.
“With the economy doing better, receipts are better and there’s not as much pressure on Treasury for cash needs,” said…Continue
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You may have seen the announcement yesterday by GM's CEO that it was paying back a portion of the money it had been loaned by the taxpayers (who borrowed it to loan it) to keep the company from going under and providing it the room for the government to own 61%.
The White House was…Continue
Tracy Mehan notes in proper fashion at American Spectator today how we ought to celebrate human accomplishment this Earth Day with regard to things like species protection, clean water, and feeding the world's population. But an op-ed in…Continue