Author Archives: Steve Maley

Notes on Obama’s $10-per-barrel Oil Tax, Part 2: Ceteris Ain’t Paribus

We looked at the first red flag that Obama’s new tax proposal isn’t the result of deep thought and study in the previous installment, Math Are Hard. All things being equal, ceteris paribus as the economic wonks say, 32 billion … Continue reading

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Notes on Obama’s $10-per-barrel Oil Tax, Part 1: Math Are Hard

Yes, I know that Obama’s $10-per-barrel tax proposal is DOA in Congress. What irritates me is that it is a thoughtless proposal, more about instigating division than about practical benefit. It is as if important policy issues have been entrusted … Continue reading

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Sure, Obama was wrong. But there’s a bigger point to be made.

Throughout his two terms, Barack Obama’s position on energy policy is encapsulated in the soundbite: “We can’t just drill our way to lower gasoline prices.” In one case he doubled down, adding, “Anybody who tells you otherwise either doesn’t know … Continue reading

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Meet ISIS Czar Robert Malley (no relation)

I first heard Robert Malley’s name yesterday on one of the conservative radio talk shows. Since his name is only one letter different from my dad’s, I thought I’d Google him up. Maybe a long-lost cousin, who knows? After digging … Continue reading

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Louisiana is disappearing! (… but not for the reasons you have been told).

Sea level rise! South Louisiana is disappearing  — an area the size of a football field disappears every 15 minutes! Or so we’ve been told. The scapegoats range from the oil and gas industry to climate change to invasive species … Continue reading

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Memories of Hurricane Katrina and Double-U Brooks (from 2010)

 I’ve been waiting in the weeds for the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to republish the following piece, my memories of the storm and its impact on New Orleans and New Orleanians. Lightly edited, first published August 28, 2010. I … Continue reading

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Silencing skeptics – financing alarmists

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Will Congress, media examine government, environmentalist and university alarmist funding? Guest opinion by Paul Driessen Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), other senators and Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent letters to institutions that employ…

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Can we stop the doom mongering?

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
A letter to the editor which appeared in the Norman, OK Transcript on Tuesday, February 17th, reprinted here with permission of the author, Dr. David Deming: I write in rebuttal to the Feb.…

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On the futility of climate models: ‘simplistic nonsense’

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
Guest essay by Leo Smith – elevated from a comment left on WUWT on January 6, 2015 at 2:11 am (h/t to dbs) As an engineer, my first experience of a computer model…

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Ten Years at Redstate

Rathergate inspired me to fire the mainstream media in September 2004. That’s when I found Redstate. My morning routine used to be coffee, bagel and either the USA Today or the local paper. The phrase "fake but accurate" jarred my … Continue reading

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