Like clockwork, climate alarmists attributed Hurricane Sandy in 2012 to anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. In one typically irrational commentary, Paul Barrett equated global warming to steroids in its effect on the storm.
With that hyperbole and hysteria in mind, a Discovery Channel item this week provided appropriate humor. Entitled "Thought Sandy Was Bad? Revisit This 1821 Hurricane," its historical piece offers beneficial perspective:
Remember all the hype about Hurricane Sandy being a 'superstorm,' a once-in-500-years convergence of meteorological nastiness? According to a newly-published study by a Swiss insurance firm, Swiss Re, things could have been a lot worse. Though the combination of factors that created Sandy was indeed unusual, Sandy wasn't the most powerful…[more]
Another federal election on the horizon begets more extra-legal ObamaCare extensions.
In October of this year, the Obama administration’s last-minute decision to allow millions of people to keep their non-compliant individual health insurance policies will run out. That’s about a month before the 2014 midterm elections. Sensing an anti-ObamaCare tsunami if Americans are forced again to surrender plans they like, the White House is looking for an escape hatch.
The idea currently being discussed is a three-year extension that pushes the delay into 2017. If implemented, this would minimize…
"If Mr. Obama isn't thinking about cashiering a top adviser, he should start now. CIA Director John Brennan has presided over serial intelligence debacles — including the failure to anticipate the fall of Mosul — while National Intelligence Director James Clapper has had no credibility in Congress since he lied to a Senate committee. John Kerry's incompetent diplomacy in Jerusalem and…[more]