High energy prices and no air conditioning, welcome to the progressive future

A columnist for Bloomberg urges President Biden to ensure gas prices never fall below $5 per gallon again while a writer for CNN claims we should ditch our air conditioners in favor of “passive cooling.”  The progressive movement has never been more regressive, calling for you to suffer with less mobility, comfort, choice, and freedom. … Continue reading High energy prices and no air conditioning, welcome to the progressive future

Joe Manchin: Slayer of planets and Democrat dreams all over again

Some shows are better in reruns, so it was last week when Senator Joe Manchin stood alone against his own party once again, stopping the insanity of increasing taxes and regulations in a period of rampant inflation and slowing economic growth.  Both are the precise opposite of what economics demands, but Democrats are increasingly unmoored… Continue reading Joe Manchin: Slayer of planets and Democrat dreams all over again

The backwards insanity of our energy policy

For years, progressives have advocated increasing the cost of gasoline and other fossil fuels via a “carbon pricing” scheme, but now that prices have spiked, President Biden is blaming Russia, begging communist dictatorships to produce more dirty fuels, and lying about the insanity of his own energy policy.   Earlier this week, President Biden blamed the… Continue reading The backwards insanity of our energy policy

From “hide the decline” to hide the coronavirus data

The scientific establishment positions itself as an objective authority that demands our trust, but their actions over the course of the past two decades certainly don’t suggest they are worthy of it.  From an old scandal in climate science to a new one concerning the pandemic, they hide the data that doesn’t support their conclusions… Continue reading From “hide the decline” to hide the coronavirus data

Climate change: Young people can’t cope with the weather and experts are happy to exploit those fears for their own ends

A new study finds a large majority of people aged 16-25 suffer from “climate anxiety” and close to half report their feelings about the environment negatively affect their daily lives, but rather than recognize these fears as irrational, the experts use them to advance their progressive agenda.  It’s all green, all the time, except when… Continue reading Climate change: Young people can’t cope with the weather and experts are happy to exploit those fears for their own ends

Welcome to the shortage of everything crisis, where you pay the price, but don’t blame the politicians, the experts, or the activists

Barely six months ago, we were told the economy was poised for explosive growth not seen in decades.  Now, they’re bracing us to cancel Christmas as the world experiences a shortage of everything from microchips to toys.  How could the experts be so completely and catastrophically wrong once again? Earlier this week, the respected economics… Continue reading Welcome to the shortage of everything crisis, where you pay the price, but don’t blame the politicians, the experts, or the activists

Spreading fear and growing government, now as inevitable as death and taxes

The media industrial complex backed by so-called experts and politicians pushes out panic for clicks, and the only way to avert catastrophe is to back some new government program or expansion of government power. The result is an increasing disconnect between the reality of the threats we face and the public’s perception, rendering us incapable… Continue reading Spreading fear and growing government, now as inevitable as death and taxes

The pressure to “act” on climate change is more intense than the warming and the weather

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issues its latest report as leading climate alarmists claim we have “zero years” left to avoid catastrophic effects, but what do the report and analysis actually say?  And why can’t we just focus on capturing carbon in the atmosphere instead of ever more intrusive and complex schemes no one… Continue reading The pressure to “act” on climate change is more intense than the warming and the weather

The oceans are dying and, of course, it’s your fault

Scientists are very, very concerned about “dead zones” in the ocean, areas of low oxygen that can kill every creature in their path.  We’re tracking one right now off the coast of Oregon, even as others around the world are shrinking.  We know they’re caused by fertilizer running off into the sea, but instead are… Continue reading The oceans are dying and, of course, it’s your fault

No, slashing and burning forests for electricity isn’t going to save us from global warming

The European Union claims renewable energy is outpacing fossil fuels and making huge gains on their carbon footprint, but they’re really just cutting down forests and burning the wood for electricity, a source dirtier than coal.  Oh, and the forests are located in poor regions in the United States.  This is a government climate scheme… Continue reading No, slashing and burning forests for electricity isn’t going to save us from global warming