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The Carbon Tax: Welfare Triangle, or Welfare Obelisk? »

Two recent position papers from the conservative libertarian Niskanen Center and the libertarian Cato Institute take diametrically opposite positions on the desirability of a Carbon Tax. [Corrected 2/8/17 per communication from Jerry Taylor.] Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, argues in his 2015 “The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax” that, “conservatives should...
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The Left Called the U.S. Government Fascist, Too »

And the media and respectable liberals were not nearly as hysterical about this. Of course, there was a kernel of truth to the left’s descriptions of Bush as a fascist, and there is truth to the criticism of the Obama administration as fascist. It is incoherent to say one is true and not the...
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Senator James Inhofe Wants Criminal Investigation of Al Gore and Other Global Warmists »

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News and with global temperatures declining since 1998 and record winter cold and storms not letting up, Senator James Inhofe has called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate possible fraud by perpetrators of the “global warming hoax,” what he calls the greatest scientific scandal of...
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British Science Chief Condemns Climate Alarmists »

In the fallout from Climategate, the Times of London reports that Great Britain’s chief scientific adviser John Beddington has now become highly critical of the dismissive and disreputable tactics and exaggerated claims of climate alarmists within the scientific community. Professor Beddington said that climate scientists should be less hostile to sceptics who questioned man-made...
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