Written by Randal O'Toole
The Highway Trust Fund will be out of money in a few months, mainly because Congress insists on spending more than it takes in. To avert this supposed crisis, Republican leaders are proposing to cut Saturday deliveries of mail and use the savings to replenish the trust fund.
Written by Paul Driessen
Anti-fracking fervor underscores dismissive attitudes toward working classes and poor families
Several Hollywood elites were recently caught red-handedon videotape, agreeing to take money from a Middle Eastern oil sheikh for another anti-fracking movie. Their actions were shameful, but they felt no ...
Written by IER
While we do not know yet what the damages of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) power plant rule is because of its dense language, confusing components, and 645-page length, we do know that Mr. Obama is Mr. Affordable Energy Killer because the purpose of the rule is to drive up ...
Written by James Simpson
This weekend the Obama administration announced a trade for the release of Army Specialist Bowe Bergdahl, offering in exchange the five most deadly Taliban terrorists incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay. This was an illegal act. The president is required by law to inform Congress 30 days before making ...
Written by Arnold Ahlert
Apparently the reality that America’s economic output declined by 1 percent in the first quarter, retail and home sales are plummeting, and a record-setting 1 in 8 (or 10 million) American men in their prime working years between ages 25–54 aren’t working or looking for ...
Written by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
It’s hard to find anything new to say about the new EPA rules being announced by the Administration today that seek to lower CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants by 30% by 2030.
Job-killing, poverty-exacerbating, electricity rate-raising, unmeasurable temperature-benefitting. And with no ...
Written by Stephen Moore
Is anyone else scared to death about this week’s announcement out of Beijing that China and Russia have agreed to a 30-year natural-gas deal? The agreement means the building of hundreds of miles of pipelines to feed cheap Siberian gas to China. President Xi Jinping of China and President Vladimir ...
Written by IER
Written by Robert Bensh
Kiev is feeling emboldened by the successful election of a new Ukrainian president and a bloody surge against separatists in the east, but in just a few days, Russia says it will twist the gas spigot, and there's very little Kiev can do to stop that.