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S.E.M., Vol. 1, No. 7
Federalist 69 - by Alexander Hamilton. 1. What are the chief characters in regards to the President as outlined in the proposed Constitution? 2. Why does Hamilton believe the term of office for a President should be longer than three years? 3. What was the term of office for the king of England and what, in your opinion, is the potential for abuse in such a term? Would the term of office of the king of England present any advantages - in the Founders experience and in your opinion - over over the new American system? Read all of the questions and post your response at our new resource Self-Educated Man

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Defining the Waters of the United States – Déjà vu all over again?

Defining the Waters of the United States – Déjà vu all over again?

ROBERT T. SMITH, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers have released their final rule defining what they believe constitutes “waters of the United States.” This effort, in their own terms, is to provide clarity on what constitutes waters of the United States, and to protect [...]

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Control Regulations

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A few years ago, cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions failed to reach President Barack Obama’s desk because constituents gave their Members an earful that cap and trade would amount to a massive energy tax. When the bill died in Congress, President Obama said that there was more than [...]

The War On Air Conditioning Heats Up

The War On Air Conditioning Heats Up

BY SARAH SKWIRE, THE FREEMAN It started with the pope. In his recent encyclical, Laudato Si’, he singled out air conditioning as a particularly good example of wasteful habits and excessive consumption that overcome our better natures: People may well have a growing ecological sensitivity but it has not succeeded in changing their harmful [...]

“Animasgate” Highlight’s EPA Double Standard

“Animasgate” Highlight’s EPA Double Standard

BY BOB BARR President Ronald Reagan was known as the “Great Communicator” for his remarkable ability to distill complex political and philosophical principles into one-liners that virtually any audience or political leader could understand. For example, when speaking to representatives of the Future Farmers of America on what happens when [...]

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

The Many Problems of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and Climate Regulations: A Primer

NICHOLAS LORIS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract No matter one’s personal opinions on the climate effects of man-made greenhouse emissions, the Obama Administration’s proposed climate-change regulations will exact a high price on Americans and have a negligible impact—if any—on global temperatures. The EPA has already put into place several [...]

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

America’s Weatherman-In-Chief

BY BOB BARR Last week’s Tweet of President Barack Obama with rolled up sleeves, enjoying a waffle cone and wishing Americans “Happy Memorial Day,” may have been nothing more than an effort by the President’s political hacks to convince the American people that he is, after all, a “regular guy.” Perhaps it was drafted and sent by some [...]

Understanding the World’s Energy Needs

Understanding the World’s Energy Needs

CATO INSTITUTE EDITORS A new documentary by Cato Senior Fellow Johan Norberg, shown recently on PBS stations nationwide, is a non-political look at the reality of the world’s energy problems. “Energy questions are complicated, and there are always trade-offs,” Norberg notes.    While bringing electricity to many remote villages in India [...]

You Ought to Have a Look: Curry on Worry

You Ought to Have a Look: Curry on Worry

PATRICK J. MICHAELS & PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE This week, we have two notable items of interest. First and foremost, a must-read article from Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. blog where Judy quite adeptly introduces us to the concept of an “availability cascade”—a process that has come to dominate and define [...]

Problems With Obama’s Plan to Slash Emissions

Problems With Obama’s Plan to Slash Emissions

KATIE TUBB, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama administration announced Tuesday its plans to commit the U.S. to greenhouse gas emissions of 26-28 percent (from 2005 levels) by 2025 as part of a United Nations climate agreement set for this December in Paris. The announcement is being heralded as America’s stepping up to “lead the way.” [...]

Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown

Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown

In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle PAUL C. "CHIP" KNAPPENBERGER, CATO INSTITUTE Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical perspectives, consult our monthly “Current [...]

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