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Time to “Simmer Down” on Fiscal Crises

Fiscal brinksmanship – those seasonal scenarios during which our government tiptoes to the edge of the latest government shutdown, fiscal cliff, or sequestration – has become as much a part of the Washington political culture as seersucker on summer Thursdays. And thanks to the fact that we have grown accustomed to funding our government through […]

The Myth of Carbon Pollution – Powerpoint presentation

On October 15, 2014 Dr. William Happer, Chairman of the George C. Marshall Institute, discussed “The Myth of Carbon Pollution.” “Carbon pollution” is a propaganda slogan for the campaign against carbon dioxide (CO2). It is not science. Atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant but is essential for plant growth. Current CO2 levels are far below […]

What’s the Impact of Falling Oil Prices? Only Time Will Tell

The history of oil prices is that they never rise forever and don’t fall forever. The current situation is partially the result of the oil renaissance in the US. Production has reached levels not seen since the early 1970s. This increase represents about 90% of the increase in global production this year. But, this increase […]

Ebola outbreak partly fueled by misguided priorities and misallocated resources

With each new case of the Ebola virus reported by the media, there is also more speculation about a pandemic if Ebola gets out of West Africa, which unfortunately it has. A pandemic is an epidemic that spreads across continents. The world has experienced pandemics at least as far back as the Middle Ages, when […]

What We Are Reading

Clapper worries about cyber threat from Russia

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he worries “a lot more about the Russians” over the Chinese when it comes to cybersecurity. Clapper made the remarks Thursday at an intelligence conference at the University of Texas at Austin, according to The Wall Street Journal. He also said the United States is “not configured” to handle the threat of cyber attacks.

Spanish Firm Under Federal Investigation Wins $230 Million in DOE Subsidies

A Spanish renewable energy company under investigation by at least two federal agencies unveiled a new biofuel production facility on Friday, which will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in federal subsidies.

NASA Green Propellant Mission To Host Three Pentagon Experiments

A NASA mission aimed at developing a nontoxic propellant for satellite thrusters will host three experimental payloads for the U.S. Defense Department when it launches in 2016.

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