Is Barack Obama Lying? Again?

On several occasions our president has looked into the camera and read the following words from the teleprompter, "We cut our deficits by more than half." He has repeated these…

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Divestment Ethics and Realities

College students who support divestment of fossil fuel stocks are passionate about their cause. Just look at their word choices. Though they could never function even one week without hydrocarbon…

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Truth in Regulating: We Need to Know What We Are Actually Paying for in Federal Rules

The current federal regulatory system is already complicated enough. But when the federal government tells us it is regulating one thing while it really regulates something else, it is almost impossible for citizens to understand what they are getting and what they are paying for. When a business commits such “bait and switch” practices, the…

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Smithsonian’s Inspector General to Probe Willie Soon

David Skorton, who takes the helm as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution later this year, speaks at a press conference. On Feb. 23, the Smithsonian opened an investigation into the ethical conduct of Willie Soon, one of its part time scientists and a climate skeptic who has failed to disclose funding from fossil fuel companies…

Obama’s Big Insult

President Obama offended Catholics at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place,” he said, “remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Bill Donohue said, “Obama’s ignorance is astounding and his comparison…

Letter from Congressman Attacking Climate Scientists Generates Heated Responses

Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona and ranking member of the House of Representatives Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, sent a letter to seven university presidents demanding information on funding sources, financial disclosure guidelines, and all draft testimony or exchanges relating to the testimony of certain researchers who have testified before Congress on…