Defending the Judeo-Christian Heritage, limited government, and the American Constitution
Sunday February 14th 2016

‘Paul Driessen’

Obama’s 0.7 percent “solution”

Obama’s 0.7 percent “solution”

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Obama, Democrats and bureaucrats bury America’s future under more federal regulations~ America’s abysmal 0.7% economic growth during the fourth quarter of 2015 meant the annual growth rate was an anemic 2.4% … and average annual growth for the six-year Obama era a pathetic 2.2 percent. This is “dead last compared [...]

Trumping hydrocarbon fuels & consumers

Trumping hydrocarbon fuels & consumers

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Too many presidential candidates court corporate cash by promoting ethanol~ Donald Trump loves to tout his poll numbers. But if he’s doing so well, why does he pander to Iowa’s ethanol interests? The gambit might garner a few caucus votes among corn growers and ethanol producers. It certainly brings plaudits from [...]

Base policies on reality, not deceit

Base policies on reality, not deceit

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Dr. Bob Carter understood that climate frequently changes, and we must prepare to adapt~ Dangerous manmade global cooling, global warming, climate change and extreme weather claims continue to justify what has become a $1.5-trillion-per-year industry: tens of billions spent annually on one-sided research and hundreds of [...]

Life under an iron fist

Life under an iron fist

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Federal government overseers threaten property and livelihoods of hardworking westerners~ Activists protesting federal land mismanagement and the imprisonment of Dwight and Steven Hammond recently occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters building in Oregon. Some facts, context and perspective may help [...]

The heat is on!

The heat is on!

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Why should Volkswagen be investigated for emission deception, but not government agencies?~ The heat is on! Not the unusual winter warmth in much of the United States – but the unrelenting heat generated by propaganda and pressure campaigns that the White House, EPA, Big Green and news media are unleashing in the wake of [...]

Terrorism in Israel – and America

Terrorism in Israel – and America

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and GLENN TAUBMAN ~The Beltway sniper offers lessons on Israel’s continuing struggles with Palestinians~ When we planned our recent trip to Israel with 50 other Northern Virginians, we didn’t expect that it would coincide with the latest spasm of Palestinian violence against Israelis. We didn’t anticipate that this new [...]

Government’s Gold King whitewash

Government’s Gold King whitewash

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Double standards and pollution continue, while the feds exonerate themselves from blame~ When a private citizen or company violates rules, misrepresents facts or pollutes a river, government penalties are swift and severe. It’s different when the government lies or screws up. Two weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior [...]

Shafting taxpayers – crony corporatism

Shafting taxpayers –  crony corporatism

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Will Congress perpetuate renewable subsidies, redistribute our wealth and hammer fossil fuels?~ President Reagan once said, “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The omnibus budget package being negotiated on Capitol Hill is a perfect example. The wheeling and [...]

Binding Paris treaty now voluntary mush

Binding Paris treaty now voluntary mush

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and ROGER BEZDEK ~But Obama still wants to send US energy use and living standards backward~ Paris climate talks this week descended into madcap all-night negotiations, as delegates desperately tried to salvage some kind of agreement beyond empty promises to do something sometime about what President Obama insists is the [...]

More outrages and insanities in Paris

More outrages and insanities in Paris

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~If alarmists get what they want at the climate gabfest, the consequences will be disastrous~ The Senate will not approve or appropriate money for anything President Obama might agree to in Paris, and developing countries will not (and should not) stop building coal-fired power plants and using fossil fuels to lift billions [...]

A new strategy for tax cheats

A new strategy for tax cheats

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~You can guess what would happen if you used the same tactics that climate alarmists employ~ Suppose you’ve been using some creative data, accounting and legal interpretations for years to reduce your tax bill – and the IRS suddenly flags you for a full-blown audit. Instead of trembling in your boots, shredding your [...]

Turkeys we’re not thankful for

Turkeys we’re not thankful for

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~The tasty birds are affordable. Government turkeys enrich crony corporatists, but cost us dearly.~ To commemorate Thanksgiving – and garner First Family photo ops – presidents often host Rose Garden ceremonies, where they “pardon” a turkey, before sitting down to dine on one of its cousins. In fact, Americans ate [...]

Endangering our citrus industry

Endangering our citrus industry

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Appeals court decision makes it harder to protect trees from a devastating citrus disease ~ Florida’s citrus harvest has plummeted 60 percent from ten years ago, because of citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that causes trees to produce stunted fruit and eventually die. The disease has also been found in one [...]

Terrorism – a cold winter refugee crisis

Terrorism – a cold winter refugee crisis

BY PAUL DRIESSEN and JOE D'ALEO ~A brutal cold spell could kill refugees. Paris COP21 delegates need to discuss this climate issue~ Even after the latest Paris massacres – and previous radical Islamist atrocities in the USA, France, Britain, Canada, Spain, India, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and elsewhere – politicians absurdly say hypothetical [...]

Green Tech – climate crisis syndicate

Green Tech – climate crisis syndicate

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Manufactured climate crisis fears and renewable energy schemes create gold mine for the rich~ Renewable Portfolio Standard advocates recently held their 2015 National Summit. The draft RPS agenda suggests it was quite an event – populated by bureaucrats, scientists and consultants who have jumped on the climate and [...]

Government-style “fairness” for the 1%

Government-style “fairness” for the 1%

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Obama cronies get abundant favors – at the expense of working class Americans~ Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to [...]

Leading on Paris climate treaty?

Leading on Paris climate treaty?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~We should lead from behind – instead of with brains in our behinds – on this new Treaty of Paris~ What an unpalatable irony. The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War and created the United States. The 2015 Treaty of Paris could end what’s left of our democratic USA – and complete the “fundamental [...]

Elizabeth and Sheldon Torquemada

Elizabeth and Sheldon Torquemada

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Pursuing an agenda of intolerance and retribution against critics of their ultra-liberal policies~ As Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition for 15 years, Tomas de Torquemada presided over the interrogation, torture, imprisonment and execution of thousands, for the “crimes” of religious heresy and pretended [...]

EPA unleashes health-hammering rules

EPA unleashes health-hammering rules

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~It may be incompetence overseas, but in USA Obama intends to reduce jobs and living standards~ A federal worker named Bob recently called our local talk-radio station, outraged that a failed budget deal could cause a government shutdown that leaves him unable to pay his bills. He blamed Republicans, failed to mention that [...]

A conversation … or a lecture?

A conversation … or a lecture?

BY PAUL DRIESSEN ~Pope Francis and all of us could learn a lot from an actual conversation on energy and climate~ We must “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home,” Pope Francis recently told the US Congress, frequently quoting from his Laudato Si encyclical. “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the [...]

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