• Why Do Polar Bears Cry?

    • Date: 19/04/18
    • H. Sterling Burnett, The American Spectator

    Because the New York Times keeps lying about them.   The New York Times — one of the grand dames of print newspapers, whose slogan is “All the News That’s Fit to Print” — has fallen on hard times. It is not rare to see reports about the paper’s falling readership, cuts to the paper’s newsroom and […]

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  • How Bad Is the Government’s Science?

    • Date: 17/04/18
    • Peter Wood and David Randall, The Wall Street Journal

    Policy makers often cite research to justify their rules, but many of those studies wouldn’t replicate Half the results published in peer-reviewed scientific journals are probably wrong. John Ioannidis, now a professor of medicine at Stanford, made headlines with that claim in 2005. Since then, researchers have confirmed his skepticism by trying—and often failing—to reproduce […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: The World Bank’s Anti-Energy Policy Betrays Its Development Mission

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Rupert Darwall, The Washington Examiner

    There is a reason why the Climate Industrial Complex is targeting EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. It recognizes that the return to energy sanity is the Trump administration’s greatest accomplishment. It ended the previous administration’s war on coal. President Trump has freed the United States from the unilateral decarbonization ratchet of the Paris Agreement. Administrator Pruitt […]

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  • US Shale And Saudi Reforms

    • Date: 14/04/18
    • Razeen Mumtaz, Daily Times

    Saudi women have the US Shale drillers to thank partially for their newly acquired liberation and freedom of movement. Despite decades of hype and hopes for a move towards clean and renewable energy, petroleum fuels 95 percent of transportation of people and goods for trade. The astonishing growth in US shale oil production upset the […]

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  • Donna Laframboise: Polar Bears & The Sleazy New York Times

    • Date: 13/04/18
    • Donna Laframboise, No Frakking Consensus

    SPOTLIGHT: Journalistic professionalism evaporates in front of our eyes. TOP TAKEAWAY: Environmental reporting at the New York Times is a disgrace. BIG PICTURE: When historians document the demise of the mainstream media, an article published this week by the New York Times will make an excellent case study. Titled “Climate Change Denialists Say Polar Bears Are Fine. Scientists Are Pushing Back,” it’s […]

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  • Suicide Of The West? Explaining Our Miraculous Flourishing

    • Date: 09/04/18
    • Marian L. Tupy, Human Progress

    Humankind’s progress has happened in spite of, not thanks to, our evolutionary tendencies There is no God in Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy. But the book nonetheless revolves around a miracle. “The Miracle” is the shorthand Goldberg, a bestselling author, […]

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  • How the Closing of the Campus Mind Threatens Freedom

    • Date: 07/04/18
    • Barry Brownstein, Foundation for Economic Education

    In contemporary America, particularly on college campuses, opinions based on feelings top everything. How long will freedom be sustained in a society whose citizens are unwilling to recognize their own hubris and unwilling to consider anything but their own feelings? “Our ignorance is sobering and boundless,” philosopher Karl Popper famously observed. Popper continued with what could be […]

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  • Harry Wilkinson: Trillions Going To Waste On Climate Change ‘Groupthink’

    • Date: 01/04/18
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman

    The atmosphere of persecution that surrounds the climate change debate is evidence of a particularly insidious cultural phenomenon. This is ‘groupthink’, and it has facilitated some of the grisliest atrocities in human history.   Christopher Booker, in his new report Global Warming: A Case Study in Groupthink, shows how the science and politics of climate change […]

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