Jay Cost, the author of this RealClearPolitics piece on "Obama's Vanity," gives good arguments against presidents appearing on shows like The View.
We agree -- shows of this nature reduce the President's statue. He should save any invitations he receives from them until he becomes an ex-president.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
The National Center for Public Policy Research wants to make the point that climate science is in its infancy, so it makes little sense for Congress to adopt hugely-expensive cap-and-trade policies based upon it.
If NOAA's prediction turns out to be more accurate than the one by "Dr. Hansimian" (actually a movie chimp named Kenzie), the National Center says, the Center will post a prominent mea culpa on its website. If Dr. Hansimian's prediction is better, it challenges NOAA to make the chimp an honorary member of its hurricane forecasting team.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Let us get this straight. New Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper got the video clip of Governor Chris Christie pulled from YouTube claiming copyright because Christie was scolding one of its reporters?
By that standard, the conservative movement owns the copyright to everything the New York Times has ever written.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tom Borelli of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project and Stuart Varney of Varney & Co. on Fox discuss one of the bigger downsides of a cap-and-trade plan -- the possibility that the whole thing will come crashing down at some future point, harming (often innocent, or at least, naive) investors in the process.
Carbon dioxide has no economic value now. If cap-and-trade is adopted, the government will be placing upon it an artificial value. We already know companies will line up to invest in it, as GE, Goldman Sachs, Duke Energy and others have been lobbying to make certain any cap-and-trade bill Congress adopts has terms favorable (at least temporarily) to them. But at some future date, Congress will change its mind about cap-and-trade, Carbon dioxide will become valueless. Who will be left holding the bag?
Small investors who invested their retirement money, perhaps?
For more about Tom Borelli's work, including other videos, go here.