Environment (page 8)

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    The Green New Deal as ‘Sandy’s War’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online labels the Green New Deal as Sandy’s War. Sandy is the nickname U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used before she became a famous politician. [T]he call for a World War II–level national deployment in the service of an old, tired, hackneyed, shopworn Democrat-socialist…
    Mitch Kokai, February 12, 2019
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    The Green New Deal and liberal values

    Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute sees a disconnect. A contradiction in left-wing politics for decades has been the professed support of community, diversity, localism, and democracy on the one hand with the advocacy of federal power to address society’s ills on the other. The Green New Deal…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    NY Post takes on the Green New Deal

    The proposed Green New Deal leaves editors at the New York Post unimpressed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got it about right this week when she off-handedly spoke of the “green dream” to refer to the hopelessly overhyped Green New Deal. The non-binding resolution from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and…
    Mitch Kokai, February 11, 2019
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    Media skepticism absent amid Gov. Cooper’s empty boasts

    It'd be nice if our media wouldn't set their skepticism aside when it comes to climate cronyism. (You'd think this particular governor would have earned some skepticism from media when it comes to using environmental issues to promote cronyism.)
    Jon Sanders, February 8, 2019
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    Congressional climate hearings a ‘mess’

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller reports on the first congressional hearings on climate change since Democrats took control of the U.S. House. Top House Democrats finally got their wish to hold the first hearings on global warming in six years Wednesday, but both committee hearings meandered into…
    Mitch Kokai, February 8, 2019
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    “Physics and economics are two sides of the same coin”

    “Hierarchy is not imposed, it is natural,” Duke professor Adrian Bejan told J. Peder Zane in a recent interview. “Equality, however, is artificial, because it violates the law of evolution in nature.” Bejan comes to this conclusion because “physics and economics are two sides of the same coin,” and…
    Joseph Coletti, February 6, 2019
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    Senator Warren’s Idea of Capitalism

    Today’s editorial in the Wall Street Journal  (paywall) is to the point: Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to turn businesses into de facto public utilities. As an example of what would happen, the editorial looks at the PG&E utility bankruptcy fiasco and the cost to taxpayers.
    Kory Swanson, February 1, 2019
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    NYT pushes dubious global warming claim

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights a global warming narrative that has found a home within the New York Times. Large swaths of the U.S. are experiencing the first “polar vortex” event of 2019, and The New York Times is out with an article suggesting cold snaps…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019