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Lawson Becomes Chancellor - Attacks Miners, Sells Coal, Oil and Gas

Lord Lawson created Britain's privatised energy industry. Some argue that he supports their interests by denying the need for robust climate change policies. But he didn't support everyone who worked for coal, oil and gas companies.Show More Summary

In 22 States, a Wave of New Voting Restrictions Threatens to Shift Outcomes in Tight Races

F or the first time in decades, voters in nearly half the country will find it harder to cast a ballot in the upcoming elections. Voters in 22 states will face tougher rules than in the last midterms. In 15 states, 2014 is slated toShow More Summary

Sliming by Stokes

Stokes’ most recent post, entitled “What Steve McIntyre Won’t Show You Now”, contains a series of lies and fantasies, falsely claiming that I’ve been withholding MM05-EE analyses from readers in my recent fisking of ClimateBaller doctrines, falsely claiming that I’ve “said very little about this recon [MM05-EE] since it was published” and speculating that I’ve […]

Tanaka's low-profile campaign has L.A. County sheriff's race in limbo

After squeaking into the runoff election for Los Angeles County sheriff, Paul Tanaka posted a message on his website.

Database shows $3.5 billion in industry ties to doctors, hospitals

Pulling the curtain back on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals had $3.5 billion worth of financial ties with drug and medical-device makers in the last five months of 2013.

Colorado theater massacre trial can be televised, judge rules

The trial of the man accused of shooting and killing 12 people and injuring dozens more in a packed Colorado movie theater can be televised on a closed-circuit feed, a state judge ruled Tuesday.

L.A. councilman calls for hearings on effort to spread airport traffic

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin on Tuesday called for hearings to explore whether officials have complied with a 2006 court settlement to facilitate the growth of all the city's commercial airports, not just busy Los Angeles International.

Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday.

Father of Isla Vista gunman praises laws signed Tuesday

The father of the young man who killed six UC Santa Barbara students in May said that two bills signed by the governor Tuesday might have prevented the tragedy if they had been law.

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

Maine Governor Paul LePage: “I Am Against the Killing of Babies” in Abortions

With only 35 days until Election Day, Planned Parenthood’s campaign to elect pro-abortion candidates in November is in full swing. From running deceptive television ads to attacking pro-life candidates, Planned Parenthood is doing everything in their power to ensure that they receive every bit of their 170 million dollars in abortion income. Their latest ad […]

American energy security another victim of EPA CO2 regs

Here’s one more article pointing out the high and unintended costs of the EPA’s pending GHG regulations. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog describes (from a variety of reports) how prices across the nation could increase by 6%-7%, or even as … Continue reading ?

A German coal binge

Most people just don’t know that Germany, the darling of the European renewables industry, is in the middle of a massive build-up of its coal-fueled generation fleet. Some, as this WSJ author does, might call it a “coal binge.” Berlin’s … Continue reading ?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker RachelB: "Is there a road not taken in your life that you think about, and what does it look like?"

Congresswoman’s Miracle Baby Lives 14 Months After Doctors Said She’d Die

When she was pregnant with her daughter Abigail Rose Beutler, doctors told Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth. Beutler posted a message on Facebook saying her unborn child had been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a […]

California Becomes First State to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

California has become the first state in the nation to ban major retail stores from providing single-use carryout plastic bags to their customers.  The new legislation similarly prohibits stores from selling or distributing recycled paper bags unless the store makes such bags available for purchase for no less than 10 cents per bag. The new law, […]

SEC accuses two people of insider trading on Herbalife

The Securities and Exchange Commission accused two people of insider trading for acting on advance word that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman planned to bet against nutritional products company Herbalife Ltd.

Of college football coaches, CEOs, and excessive pay at the top

Readers of this blog know that we have an indirect, and fairly mild, rooting interest in University of Michigan Wolverines football.

Why Washington is doing pizza right

How Seattle's Humble Pie is building a better food system.

Earth-friendly?

Deroy’s Murdock’s recent NRO article on the ‘green-ness’ of so-called green energy takes renewable energy head on. His article demonstrates, once again, that all forms of energy have impacts on the environment. It is, therefore, the job of the energy industry, … Continue reading ?

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