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The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER maintains that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.


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How to Kill the Coal Industry: Implement EPA’s “Clean Power Plan”

- May 26, 2015

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its report analyzing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called “Clean Power Plan” and finds that it will shutter many more coal-fired power plants.(i] Coal-fired power plants are already shuttering due to onerous EPA regulations and more will close due to this proposed plan, according to EIA. Today, coal generates 39 percent of the nation’s electricity; by 2030, its share will be reduced to 25 percent if EPA’s proposed plan is implemented. As a result, coal miners will lose their jobs as U.S. coal production takes a major hit over the next decade.



Spouses of Guest Workers Now Eligible for Work Permits Under Obama Actions

- May 26, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting employment authorization applications for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders.



India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt

- May 26, 2015

At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit).



APNewsBreak: IRS Says Thieves Stole Tax Info From 100,000

- May 26, 2015

Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.



What’s Left

- May 26, 2015

The Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said that she would not use her platform of fame or share her strong leftist opinions inappropriately; therefore, she granted an interview to Steven Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter. Thus begins a peek into a leftist’s psychology.(No sunspecs required.)







Experience the Queenstown Winter Festival

- May 26, 2015

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, this year’s American Express Queenstown Winter Festival, from June 19 – 28, is sure to be the best one yet. It starts off with the American Express Opening Party at Earnslaw Park,where anyone who feels the chill of winter can grab some delicious food and hot drinks from the food stalls and watch the fireworks over Lake Wakatipu.



Wolf Trap - Act I - Habeas Corpus

- May 26, 2015

Setting the Stage: Joseph Story called Habeas Corpus “the great bulwark of personal liberty.” He did so as he, as well as did other legal scholars and various Supreme Court decision, because the founders knew that overarching government might attempt to suppress the rights of the people that had been so recently won, at great cost to the people. The inclusion of the “sacred writ” in the Constitution was to assure that their posterity would always have a means of challenging the federal government, when it went beyond those limits set by the Constitution.



The Jihad Caucus

- May 26, 2015

Examiner.com
The United States allows 70,000 people from all over the world to obtain legal permanent residence through our Refugee Program—one of the most generous in the world. We also bring in another 40,000 or so through the Asylum program. Then there is the Special Immigrant Visa for people from Iraq and Afghanistan—about 10,000 in FY 2014—and a Cuban/Haitian Entrant program bringing in another 20,000 annually. That adds up to about 140,000.



Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation closing the gate on Free Society

- May 26, 2015

Freedom and individual rights will be nothing but archaic words when a high-handed United Nations gets to deliver its upcoming, etched-in-concrete 2015 Global Social and Environmental Agenda, effectively imprisoning humanity for the next 15 years and beyond.

The rope around society’s neck will tighten to chokehold point, and that’s the full intent of media mogul Ted Turner’s long-running The United Nations Foundation.



President Obama to Use the UN to Stab Israel in the Back

- May 26, 2015

President Barack Obama visited an influential conservative Washington D.C. synagogue on May 22nd with the avowed purpose of assuring his audience of about 1000 people that his “commitment to Israel’s security is and always will be unshakeable.” Donning a yarmulke and speaking from the synagogue sanctuary’s bimah where the Torah is recited, Obama claimed that “no U.S. President, no administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this one.” Carried away by his own self-proclaimed support for Israel, he declared himself an “honorary member of the tribe.”







Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

- May 26, 2015

By now, many readers have probably heard about the recent revelation that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, has admitted to molesting some young girls a decade ago when he was a teenager. The information about this came out recently when a heavily redacted police report from 2006 was released by In Touch Weekly detailing the incidents. Duggar has since apologized for the acts, even as the scandal has grown and the Duggar’s television show has been pulled from TLC.



GREAT NEWS: Appeals Court to Obama: NO, YOU CANNOT!

- May 26, 2015

In yet another devastating blow to Barack Obama’s unlawful attempt to use his phone and pen to circumvent the US Constitution, an Appeals court has upheld an injunction against Executive Orders issued by Obama to implement unilateral amnesty for millions of illegal aliens.



Here’s the Data to Prove School Choice Is Working

- May 26, 2015

Private school choice initiatives have become increasingly common across the United States. Far from being rare and untested, private school choice policies are an integral part of the fabric of American education policy.



Bernie Sanders announces he would welcome the return of the 90% tax rate

- May 26, 2015

A few weeks ago, when Bernie Sanders announced he’d be running against the “inevitable” President Clinton, I got all excited. Why is that? Well, as I said at the time, the Vermont socialist is completely unelectable for a whole host of reasons. They range from petty things like “appearance” to completely legitimate items like “utterly insane policy positions.” In the end it all adds up to the same thing. Sanders won’t make even the smallest of dents in the primaries, let alone claw his way into the general. However, as he self immolates, he could deal a little splash damage to the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton.

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