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A ‘Red Team’ Exercise Would Strengthen Climate Science: Put ‘consensus’ to test and improve public understanding, through an open, adversarial process

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , |

Thought Piece [Paranoid politics almost never achieves its goal. The obvious prejudices, hyperbole, rhetoric, and shrillness gives it away. Name-calling, smearing, and sneering are not arguments. The idea of a Red Team Exercise--which will tolerate a [...]

“Solar ovens and sustained poverty for Africa: African families and hospitals cannot rely on limited solar power, instead of electricity”

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece Introduction by Paul Driessen: "In his latest article, aspiring Ugandan college student Steven Lyazi explores efforts by a number of companies and entrepreneurs to bring solar ovens and photovoltaic panels to Uganda and [...]

An Open Letter To Rick Perry On Natural Gas Exports: Natural Gas provides strong environmental and economic benefits.

By | April 19th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thought Piece [The following piece from James Taylor is spot on! While it is reasonable to expect a former Texas Governor to understand energy issues, this piece adds some intellectual firepower to the expansion of [...]

Real science must guide policy: Climate alarmists use faulty science and bald assertions to demand end to fossil fuels

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece [Paul Driessen recaps the testimony by four scientist witnesses at the recent House Science Committee hearings on assumptions, policy implications and scientific principles of climate change.  He makes a thought-provoking and compelling case [...]

Five Obama-era tech policies on the chopping block: Open and fair access can’t be far behind, if Net Neutrality is left far behind.

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Communication, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |

Thought Piece [As an Open Access warrior from the 1999-2001 era, I can honestly say that the "net neutrality" argument has always seemed as flawed as the Telecommunications Act of the 1930, on which the current sense of [...]

OPEC sees rivals’ oil output rising as it over-delivers on cuts: If OPEC continues to over-deliver cuts, US shale oil will continue to increase apace.

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Thought Piece|Tags: , |

Thought Piece [The shale oil development of the lower the 48 states will continue apace and the new Alaskan shale oil discoveries will begin in earnest, when OPEC tries to reduce production more. Unsurprisingly, most monopolies [...]

The Murder of a President and the hope of a “reconstruction” worthy of its name. Lincoln was a wise man, with a post Civil War vision he took with him

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|

The Murder of President Lincoln. New York Times, April 1865 The heart of this nation was stirred yesterday as it has never been stirred before. The news of the assassination of ABRAHAM LINCOLN carried with [...]

Lincoln: I look where he lies, white-faced and still, in the coffin; …I bend down, and touch lightly with my lips the white face in the coffin.

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Thought Piece|

Thought Piece [At 7:22 AM on April 15th, 1865, probably the greatest American died. Like Walt Whitman, Mr. Lincoln certainly had a heart as large as the whole country of which he was President. The [...]

Fracking comes to the Arctic in a new Alaska oil boom: This comes at a time of low oil prices, when observers felt the Arctic would remain off-limits.

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , , , |

Thought Piece [While the discovery of 5 to 6 billion oil and untold natural gas is good news for Alaska, the U.S. and the global energy markets, the logistics of the harvesting the oil will [...]

Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request: Another New York Attorney General without boundaries?

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Energy, Environment, Thought Piece|Tags: , , , |

Thought Piece "Legal Group Wants ‘Partisan’ AG Punished Over Handling Of High-Profile Public Records Request." Another New York Attorney General without boundaries? [Below, you will find two pieces about New York Attorney General Eric Scheiderman. In [...]