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The Abounding Promise of Solar Energy #rsrh

From Human Events: Well, yesterday, The Denver Post detailed the criminal investigation of Abound Solar, a defunct solar-panel manufacturer in Colorado that was run on taxpayer “investments,” for securities fraud, consumer fraud and financial misrepresentation. Abound shuttered its Colorado plant during the … Continue reading

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Two takes on the wisdom of children. #rsrh

Take 1: [Rolling Stone magazine] executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president. … [S]he said, ‘Tell him: You can do it.’ Obama grinned. … Continue reading

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Paging Mr. Oil, Mr. Gas, Mr. Coal: Obama on Energy

Much of Tuesday night’s Presidential Townhall from Hofstra University focused on energy, and oil and gas policy in particular. Taking credit for recent increases in oil and gas production seems to be a particular obsession of President Obama’s. As I … Continue reading

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Fact Checking CNN’s Fact Checkers

What is the value of fact checking if the fact-checkers don’t have a clue about the facts they’re checking? CNN’s Fact check: Oil and natural gas production under Obama goes to great lengths to debunk two sentences uttered by Candidate … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the American Dream

I sat down this morning to write about teachers and bridges, about motivation and inspiration. Upon rereading the President’s Roanoke remarks, however, my focus shifted away from my planned topic of entrepreneurial outrage (“You didn’t build that!”). Reading deeper, a … Continue reading

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Competence 2012

Maybe I’m all alone here, but I’m thrilled with the way the Republican field of candidates is shaping up for 2012. Of course they all have faults. But there is one trait common to the three who have risen to … Continue reading

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Harold Hamm and the North Dakota Miracle

Unlike most of his peers, Harold Hamm didn’t get his start in the oil field with degree in geology or engineering. Hamm drove a truck. Maybe the lack of a college degree made it easier for Hamm to imagine the … Continue reading

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