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Cuban Twitter: Not as Silly (or Stupid) as it Sounds

When the Associated Press revealed that the State Department’s U.S. Agency for International Development had funded ZunZuneo as a sort of Twitter for Cuba, it provoked peals of laughter, ridicule and criticism. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy called it “dumb, dumb, dumb.” The senator has a point. The program did not last more than two years […]

A Needed Wake-Up Call

In regards to our nation’s energy grid systems and vulnerabilities, what this country needs is a wake-up call. Instead of focusing on what Senator Murkowski stated was “a dangerous leak of highly sensitive information”, the media should instead be focusing on why so little has been done to reduce grid vulnerability. It has been known […]

U.S. Failure to Clarify Interests in Cyberspace Weakens Deterrence

Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee last month, retired Gen. Keith Alexander, who recently stepped down as head of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, expressed misgivings about America’s deterrent posture in cyberspace. In particular, he raised concerns about the lack of a threshold that, when crossed by cyberattackers, would […]

The Wind Production Tax Credit: Past Its Prime and a Complete Waste

There is no economic or energy justification for reviving the renewable-energy production tax credit. Doing so would be a case of legal larceny whereby the government authorizes stealing from the many for the benefit of the few. The renewable energy production tax credit is a classic case of crony capitalism. The beneficiaries of the credit […]

What We Are Reading

When annexing Crimea is not enough

Establishing a “permanent foothold” on the Moon is Russia’s next objective. In a programmatic article published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta (the Kremlin’s mouthpiece) on April 11, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced that Russia had completed the theoretical phase of space exploration.

The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate

Watch for it: We may be on the threshold of a tipping point in climate history. No, I’m not talking about a tipping point in the sense that the Earth will be covered with ice or become hellishly hot. I’m talking about a tipping point in our views of what controls the climate—whether it’s mainly humans or mainly nature.

How shale gas could free Ukraine from Russia’s energy hold

UKRAINE’S energy and economic problems are largely home-grown. The country of nearly 46 million is not deprived of energy resources, writes Dr Carole Nakhle. However, domestic oil and gas production is unable to keep up with consumption, because of substantial, wasteful use fuelled by generous subsidies and a discouraging investment climate.

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