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Global Warming and Energy Policy

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Readings
"Anti-CO2 Campaign Like an Atom Bomb on U.S Economy" by S. Fred Singer, Investor's Business Daily, March 6, 2009.

"Just the Facts on Global Warming Alarmism" by George Will, Real Clear Politics, February 27, 2009.

"Opposing view on global warming will be aired: 'Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant,' noted skeptic will tell audience at UT." by Asher Price, Austin American-Statesman, February 19, 2009.

"War over the Climate Heats Up Even As Climate Itself Cools Down." by S. Fred Singer, Invester's Business Daily, February 18, 2009.

"Apocalypse Now? Highly Unlikely" by George Will, Real Clear Politics, February 15, 2009.


This might serve as an introduction to some of the issues concerning man-made global warming from the skeptics' point of view:

A review posted by Kelley L. Ross of Unstoppable Global Warming, Every 1,500 Years.
"'Greenland and the Polar Ice Cap Are Melting' Commentary," by Vin Suprynowicz, Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 4, 2009.

"2008 Was the Year Man-Made Global Warming Was Disproved," by Christopher Booker, Telegraph, December 28, 2008.

"Hot Air from Obama" by Bjorn Lomborg, The Australian, December 15, 2008.

"Skepticism on Climate Change" by Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, December 7, 2008.

"Man vs. Nature: Challenging Conventional Views about Global Warming" by John Stossel, 20/20 ABC News, October 19, 2007.

"The Global Warming Goons Want Your Little Ones by Doug Giles, TownHall.com, November 29, 2008.

"Getting Real on Climate Change" by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Schellenberger, The American Prospect, December 1, 2008.

"When the Warmest in History Isn't" by Debra Saunders, Real Clear Politics, November 30, 2008.

"The World Has Never Seen Such Freezing Heat" by Christopher Booker, Telegraph, November 16, 2008.

"Alaskan Oil" by George Will (June 5, 2008). This same article appeared under the title "What Is Oil Really Worth to Us?" on page A11 of the June 6, 2008, issue of the Austin American-Statesman.

"March of the Polar Bears" by George Will (May 22, 2008).

"Report Pooh-Poohs Corn Biofuels" by Kate Melville (July 19, 2007).

"Global-Warming Myth" by Patrick J. Michaels (May 16, 2008).

"Climate of Fear: Global-Warming Alarmists Intimidate Dissenting Scientists into Silence" by Richard Lindzen (April 12, 2006).

"EPA, CBO Document the High Costs of Proposed Global Warming Legislation" by H. Sterling Burnett (The Heartland Institute, July 1, 2008).

"A Skeptical Layman's Guide to Man-Made Global Warming" by the Climate Skeptic.

"Little Rhetoric Riding Hood" by George F. Will (The Washington Post, August 24, 2008).

"Global Warming: Has the Climate Sensitivity Holy Grail Been Found?" by Roy W. Spencer, June 30, 2008.

"That Kyoto Is a Fraud" by Owen McShane, Scoop, Politics, December 4, 2003.
Post-Election Readings

"Geithner: Treasury pushed for bonus loophole." CNN Politics, March 19, 2009.

"An Agent of Cynicism," Peter Wehner, Commentary Magazine.

"Obama's Gamble" by Tony Blankley, Real Clear Politics, March 11, 2009.

"Let the Inquisition Start with Frank." Investor's Business Daily, March 6, 2009.

"Deception at Core of Obama Plans" by Charles Krauthammer, Real Clear Politics, March 6, 2009.

"Obama's Charitable Taking: When tax increases are 'savings,' reach for your wallet." by Jacob Sullum, Reason, March 4, 2009.

"BAM's Bad Medicine: Health-Care Rationing Ahead," by Sally Pipes, New York Post, March 2, 2009.

"Comandante Obama: The president has made America look like a banana republic." by Peter Robinson, Forbes, February 27, 2009.

"Obama's blizzard of big-spending proposals snowing under economic hope" by E. Thomas McClanahan, The Kansas City Star, March 1, 2009.

"Obama Declares War on Investors, Entrepreneurs, Businesses, and More." by Larry Kudlow, CNBC, February 27, 2009.

"Obama's Strange Habit of Denying What He's Doing" by Mona Charon, Real Clear Politics, February 27, 2009.

"A Radical Presidency" by Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2009.

"The 'Can-Do' Economy-Killer" by Robert Tracinski, Real Clear Politics, February 25, 2009.

"Should We Let California Go Bankrupt?" by Steven Malanga, Real Clear Markets, February 25, 2009.

"Obama Needs a 'Not to Do' List: The global economic crisis is exposing the president's preoccupations as the soppy indulgencies they always were" by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal, February 25, 2009.

"Obama's Schadenfreude" by Heather Higgins, Real Clear Politics, February 24, 2009.

"Back to the Future?" by Mona Charon, Real Clear Politics, February 24, 2009.

"My Favorite American" by Roger Kimball, Pajamas Media, February 21, 2009.

"Mr. President: Turn Back While There Is Still Time." by Jennifer Rubin, Pajamas Media, February 20, 2009.

"Our Battered American" by Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics, February 20, 2009.

"Subsidize Bad Behavior?" by Lawrence Kudlow, Real Clear Politics, February 20, 2009.

"'Kick Me' Diplomacy" by Charles Krauthammer, Real Clear Politics, February 20, 2009.

"Cheering for Obama Stimulus Buys into 1930s Myth." by Amity Shlaes, Bloomberg, February 18, 2009.

"Peace through weakness?" The Washington Times, February 17, 2009.

"Mileage meltdown" by Mark Steyn, The Washington Times, February 16, 2009.

"Islam and the West: Lines of Demarcation. What it is about our civilization that causes such resentment, and why we must defend it" by Roger Scruton, Azure, Winter 2009.

"Obama Levitates: But the train goes off the rails." by William Kristol, The Weekly Standard, February 23, 2009.

"Obama's new deal is the same old blunder" by Dominic Lawson, Sunday Times, February 15, 2009.

"The Real Lessons of the Great Depression" by Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics, February 14, 2009.

"Political Punch: Schock to the President's Argument" by Jake Tapper, ABC News, February 13, 2009.

"On the Dole Again: Stealth Rollback of Welfare Reform" by Michael Tanner, New York Post, February 13, 2009.
Here is an article with intense criticism of a number of the provisions expected to be in the final stimulus bill:

"Keeping Our Eyes on the Real Ball" by Michael G. Franc, National Review Online, February 12, 2009.
"Hapless have hands out." by Michael Graham, Boston Herald, February 12, 2009.

"With all due respect Mr. President, that is not true."

"Hardly the Best and the Brightest" by Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics, February 12, 2009.

"This Is No Time for Amateurs." by Kathleen Parker, Austin American-Statesman, February 11, 2009.

"Banks Rescue Will 'Make Things Worse': Rogers," Yahoo! Finance, February 10, 2009.

"Random Thoughts: Random thoughts on the Passing Scene", by Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, February 10, 2009.

"Stimulus: A History of Folly" by James K. Glassman, Commentary, March 2009.

"From Hope to Doomsday" by David Keene, The Hill, February 9, 2009.

"The Cost of Criticizing Jihadists: UN resolution is part of Islamic muzzle." by Nat Hentoff, Washington Times, February 9, 2009.

"The Persistence of Ideology: Grand ideas still drive history." by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal, Winter 2009.

"Three weeks in, and no one has Obama's back" by Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe, February 8, 2009.

"Here Comes the State: Paving the way for America's lost decade" by Matthew Continetti, The Weekly Standard, February 16, 2009.

"Obama Mythology Could Use Some Stimulus" by Mark Steyn, OC Register, February 6, 2009.

"The GOP Has a Dumb Mortgage Idea" by Ed Glaeser, The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009.

"What Is Congress Stimulating?, by Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009.

"Stumbling on Their Sense of Entitlement", by Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post, February 4, 2009.

"The New Era of Irresponsibility" by Jacob Sullum, Reason, February 4, 2009.

"The Meaning of Sarah Palin," by Yuval Levin, Commentary Magazine, February 2009.

"Obama's charm offensive and the global jihad" by Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, February 4, 2009.

"Too Little Bang for the Bucks" by Robert Samuelson, Real Clear Politics, February 2, 2009.

"Obama's Stealth Tax" by Vincent Carroll, Rocky Mountain News, January 28, 2009.

"Obama's Blank Screen Deception" by Tony Blankley, Real Clear Politics, January 28, 2009.

"Caving in to Islamists" by Janet Albrechtsen, The Australian, January 27, 2009.

"Where Is Free Market Economics When We Need It Most? by Mona Charon, Real Clear Politics, January 27, 2009.

"2009: A year to defend free speech or lose it" by Geert Wilders and Robert Spencer, National Review Online, January 26, 2009.

"The Republicans' Best Weapon: It's Obama himself. by Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard, February 2, 2009.

"Grand, Yes. Bargain, No." by George Will, Real Clear Politics, January 25, 2009.

"This Is No Time to Panic" by John Stossel, The Weekly Standard, February 2, 2009.

"My Big Fat Patriotic Promise," by Christine M. Flowers, The Pliladelphia Daily News, January 23, 2009.

"Submission in the Netherlands: The trial of Geert Wilders represents another blow against Dutch Freedom." by Bruce Bawer, City Journal, January 22, 2009.

"The Return of Carterism" by Arthur Herman, Commentary Magazine, January 2009.


A Prediction of a bleak future:

"The Obama Presidency: Here Comes Socialism" by Dick Morris, Real Clear Politics, January 21, 2009.
"Literary Elite Dazzled by Their Own Creation," by David Burchell, The Australian, January 19, 2009.

"The Only Thing We Have to Fear...Is Obama." by Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard, January 26, 2009.

"Great Expectations" by Sandy Grady, USA Today, January 15, 2009.

"Why the Rush on TARP 2?" by Robert Scheer, Real Clear Politics, January 14, 2009.

"Quit Digging" by Mona Charen, Real Clear Politics, January 13, 2009.

"An Emergency Review" by Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, January 11, 2009.

"How Big-Government Is Obama?" by Lawrence Kudlow, Real Clear Politics, January 9, 2009.

"Two Endgames for Israel" by Charles Krauthammer, Real Clear Politics, January 9, 2009.

"Senate Allies Fault Obama on Stimulus" by Peter Baker and David M. Herzenhorn, The New York Times, January 8, 2009.

"Democratic Senators Yield to Burris" by Dana Milbank, The Washington Post, January 8, 2009.

"I Want to Play Poker with Harry Reid" by Jane Hamsher, Real Clear Politics, January 7, 2009.

"The Fraud of Government Intervention," by Robert Tracinski, Real Clear Politics, December 31, 2008.

"Smoking Ban Leads to Major Drop in Heart Attacks," by Mike Stobbe, Yahoo! News, December 31, 2008.
This article is about a workplace smoking ban in Pueblo, Colorado. Maybe a similar ban should be enacted in Pflugerville.

"Obama Will Ration Your Health Care: Think of health plan as a federal HMO," by Sally C. Pipes, The Wall Street Journal, December 30, 2008.

Life at New Animal Farm Won't Be All That Bad," by Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics, December 29, 2008.

"Don't Know Much about Economics: Obama's blind spot," by Fred Barnes, The Weekly Standard, January 5, 2009.

"Laissez-Faire Punditry," by David Harsanyi, Real Clear Politics, December 26, 2008.

"A Christmas Tale -- 1919," by Hans von Spakovsky, The Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2008.

"Arrogant Conceit: Barack Obama wants to use the recession to remake the U.S. economy." By John Stossel, Real Clear Politics, December 24, 2008.

"Get Ready for a Lost Decade: Bad times don't produce good policy." By Holman W. Jenkens, Jr., The Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2008.

"Good-Bye, Gentry: Unrest against well-heeled liberals is brewing." By Joel Kotkin, Forbes, December 23, 2008.

"2008: Rod, Eliot, Yuck" by George Will, Newsweek, January 5, 2009 (date of copy).

"Another Great Depression?" by Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, December 23, 2008.

"Unfounded Panics & Unsuspected Disasters" by Michael Skapinker, Financial Times, December 22, 2008.

"Paradigm Lost: Economists missed the Brewing crisis. Now many are asking: How can we do better?" by Drake Bennett, Boston Globe, December 21, 2008.

"Can You Still See the USA in Your Chevrolet? by Mark Steyn, National Review Online, December 20, 2008.

"Is the Medicine Worse Than the Illness?" by James Grant, The Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2008.

"'Non-Binding' Bailout: President Bush's parting gifts to Detroit and Obama" in The Wall Street Journal, December 20, 2008.

"Lessons from the Great Inflation: Paul Volcker and Ronald Reagan's forgotten miracle created a quarter century of prosperity -- and a dangerous bubble of complacency" by Robert J. Samuelson, Reasononline, January 2009.

"Don't Pull Back: Progressive policies would cause economic regression" by Pete DuPont, The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2008.

The Spirit of '76: Welcome back Carter" by Philip Jenkins, The American Conservative, December 15, 2008.

"The Return of the Old Left" by Robert Tracinski, Real Clear Politics, December 11, 2008.

"Perilous Theories: Obama's Foreign-Policy Trap " by Ralph Peters, New York Post, December 8, 2008.

"Silence=Acceptance: Rabbi Holtz was not murdered because of a territorial dispute over Kashmir or because of Bush's foreign policy" by Mark Steyn, National Review Online, December 6, 2006.

"Government Sets Us Up for the Next Bust" by John Stossel, Real Clear Politics, December 3, 2008.

"McCain Couldn't Compete with Obama's Money: America Affirms Chicago's Golden Rule" by Karl Rove, The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2008.

"Ivan and Boris Again" by Thomas Sowell, Townhall.com, November 26, 2008.

"Bush's Legacy: European Socialism" by Dick Morris, Real Clear Politics, November 19, 2008.

"Hugo Chavez Effect Is Finally Wearing Off in Venezuela and Around the World" by Vanessa Newmann, Telegraph, November 19, 2008.

"Government 'Fixes' Slow Recovery" by John Stossel, Real Clear Politics, November 19, 2008.

"Entering Casablanca: The hope-and-change candidate is now the president-elect of tempered hope and difficult change" by Liam Julian, National Review Online, November 13, 2008.

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The Current Crisis: Vitality in the Wilderness" by R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr., The American Spectator, November 13, 2008.

"A Senior Fellow at the Institute of Nonexistence" by Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times, November 12, 2008.

"'Intellectuals'" by Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics, November 11, 2008.

"We Blew It, by P. J. O'Rourke, The Weekly Standard, November 17, 2008.
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