July, 2013

World Bank Encourages Energy Poverty in the Name of Sustainability

In President Obama’s June 25 climate speech, he announced that the United States would no longer provide public financing for coal plants overseas, with the President noting that aid for coal plants would only come where “there’s no other viable way for the poorest countries to generate electricity.”  It appears that his announcement has already had an impact on international development policy. Just three weeks after this announcement, the board of directors of the World Bank, an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries, embraced a new focus on sustainability.

By Institute for Energy Research - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

George Zimmerman FREE and Armed!

Despite being cleared of any crime whatsoever in the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman continues to be maligned and vilified by the mainstream media and race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.

By John Lillpop - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

The Real Lincoln

Either before his first victory, or maybe shortly after, Mr. Obama compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. I felt very insulted about this, but after a while I decided to do a little extra research.

By Guest Column Phyllis Handkins- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Obama Using the UN to Bully Israel

This article by Anne Bayefsky originally appeared on Breitbart.com.

The UN made me do it. That’s how Obama officials are explaining Secretary Kerry’s intense efforts to move Israel onto the front burner, and shove over the bloody turmoil immediately affecting millions of Israel’s neighbors and the imminent catastrophe of an Iranian nuclear weapon.

By Guest Column Anne Bayefsky- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

The Rise and Fall of Cartels

Cartels have been around for millennia. Any group which “banded together” to control the price of certain goods or services is a kind of cartel.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

The Math for the 2014 Senate Races is Wrong

Pundits keep trying to determine the number of Senate seats that Republicans must win to take over the majority in the Senate after the 2014 elections.  No matter how favorable the chances of Republican pickups might be in November 2014, and no matter how many seats the Republicans actually win, the math that is being bandied about is wrong.

By Jim Yardley - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Formation of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi Announced at Washington Press Conference [Video]

A newly formed Commission is determined to get to the bottom of the many questions surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi last September 11th. The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, organized by Accuracy in Media, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C on July 30th to announce the launch of the fact-finding group.

By Guest Column AIM.org- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Breaking: 2Q GDP growth only 1.7 percent; 1Q revised down to 1.1 percent

The Commerce Department has just announced the early estimate on GDP growth for the second quarter. Not good. It’s only 1.7 percent, which is even worse than the paltry annualized growth of 2.0 percent we’ve been seeing throughout Obama’s presidency. It gets worse: GDP growth for the first quarter, which was already downgraded from 2.4 percent to 1.8 percent, has been downgraded again to a mere 1.1 percent.

By Herman Cain - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

The Great Defunding Obamacare Debate

Congress is going on vacation in August and the President will be taking another one in Martha’s Vineyard where the very rich and the extremely rich pass a summer’s day. When both return they will have until September 30 to pass a continuing resolution; the way the government has been funded for many years.

By Alan Caruba - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Liberal Dreams Realized

The liberal/progressive dream for America is that voters will elect Democrat candidates year after year.  Once in office, these legislators will vote for expansive social programs, high wages and generous retirement benefits for everyone.  While liberals have not achieved their dream throughout America, there are cities that have been using their model of government for decades.  If the liberal model is correct, one would expect people to be flocking to the cities that have implemented their ideas, but no one seems to want to move to Detroit.

By David A. Nace - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Hillary ‘did a fine job’ as Secretary of State - It’s a ‘tough choice’ between her and Rand Paul

Seriously, what is going on with John McCain?  First he throws his colleagues under the immigration bus, then he gives an interview to The New Republic so chock full of crazy that it’s hard to know what to make of it.  Maybe he’s never heard of Benghazi, but to hear him praise Hillary’s tenure as Secretary of State is nothing short of nauseating.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Obama’s New ‘Nudge Squad’ To Secretly Push You to Do His Bidding

President Obama has failed in many ways to get Americans to follow along with his giant government, Big Brother ways. So, instead of changing his policies to what you want, he’s investing your tax dollars into creating ways to “nudge” you into accepting his extreme policy ideas.

By Warner Todd Huston - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Government treating people like subjects, not partners

How dare our President call Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS targeting conservatives, data gathering on everybody and meddling in the media reporting business “phony scandals”? How dare he down play the concern of the American people- on both sides of the aisle. How dare he diminish the loss of life and liberty.

By Guest Column Bill Hamilton- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Chemical company giants stall with global economy

The world’s 50 largest chemical companies — with combined 2012 sales of almost $1 trillion and products that touch the lives of people everywhere — are the topic of the cover story in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News. C&EN is the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

By American Chemical Society - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Toward broad-spectrum antiviral drugs for common cold and other infections

Scientists are reporting progress in the search for the first broad-spectrum drugs to combat human rhinoviruses (HRVs), which cause humanity’s most common infectious diseases. Their study on these potential drugs for infections that include the common cold appears in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters.

By American Chemical Society Angus MacLeod, Ph.D.- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Progress in using ethanol to make key raw material now produced from oil

Ethanol from corn and other plants could become the sustainable, raw material for a huge variety of products, from plastic packaging to detergents to synthetic rubber, that are currently petroleum-based. This was the conclusion of an article published in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

By American Chemical Society Yingzhe Yu, Ph.D.- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story

Insect-inspired super rubber moves toward practical uses in medicine

The remarkable, rubber-like protein that enables dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects to flap their wings, jump and chirp has major potential uses in medicine, scientists conclude in an article in the journal ACS Macro Letters. It evaluates the latest advances toward using a protein called resilin in nanosprings, biorubbers, biosensors and other applications.

By American Chemical Society Kristi L. Kiick, Ph.D.- Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Full Story