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In our latest Liberty Update we explain how Texas highlights the peril of the stubborn "green" energy agenda.  Economist Stephen Moore continues his fantastic work by illustrating how "green" energy, not fossil fuels, irrationally hogs taxpayer subsidies:

[N]ow the left is recirculating its myth that fossil fuels require massive taxpayer subsidies. In psychology, this is called "projecting" - when you accuse someone else of deviant behavior that applies to yourself. In reality for every kilowatt of power generated, wind gets about 10 times more taxpayer subsidies and solar gets 50 to 100 times more handouts than fossil fuels":

 

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="545"] "Green" Taxpayer Subsidy Hogs[/caption]…[more]

March 01, 2021 • 10:27 AM

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On the Keystone Pipeline's Future:
 
 

"President-elect Joe Biden will rescind the cross-border permit for TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, three sources confirm to POLITICO.

"The move is billed as one of Biden's Day One climate change actions, according to a presentation circulating among Washington trade groups and lobbyists, a portion of which was seen by POLITICO. ...

"Two lobbyists confirmed that Biden plans to yank the project's permit on Inauguration Day, a development first reported by CBC News. It's the latest development in a decade-long fight over the controversial pipeline and solidifies a campaign promise the Canadian government had hoped was negotiable."

 
 
— Lauren Gardner and Ben LeFebvre, POLITICO
— Lauren Gardner and Ben LeFebvre, POLITICO
Posted January 18, 2021 • 07:31 AM
 
 
On Senate Energy Chairman Joe Manchin and Climate Mandates:
 
 

"Joe Manchin, the most conservative Democrat in a split Senate, is signaling that he'll be a check on liberal climate change policies such as a mandate for carbon-free electricity.

"'You cannot eliminate your way to a cleaner environment. You can innovate your way. That is the difference in some people's aspirational goals,' Manchin told the Washington Examiner in an interview.

"Manchin, who represents the coal state of West Virginia, is perhaps the most powerful man in Washington, where the Democrats control the Senate but only by the thread of a tiebreak vote from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

"Manchin's control over climate change policy is especially significant because he is set to be the chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he was the top-ranked Democrat last Congress.

"President-elect Joe Biden, in response to pressure from liberals, proposed the most aggressive agenda ever to combat climate change."

 
 
— Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Energy and Environment Reporter
— Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner Energy and Environment Reporter
Posted January 15, 2021 • 07:30 AM
 
 
On Former Sen. Barbara Boxer Working for a Chinese Surveillance Firm:
 
 

"The inaugural committee for President-elect Joe Biden reportedly returned a $500 donation from former California Sen. Barbara Boxer after it was learned she registered as a foreign agent for a Chinese surveillance firm.

"Axios reported that the committee rejected Boxer's donation since the Chinese firm -- named Hikvision -- has been 'accused of abetting the country's mass internment of Uighur Muslims.' According to Justice Department documents published Friday, Boxer provides 'strategic consulting services' to Hikvision's subsidiary in the United States.

"Hikivision was banned from doing business with U.S. firms absent a government-issued license in 2019, and was accused by the Trump administration of having ties to the Chinese military."

 
 
— Eric Ting, SFGATE
— Eric Ting, SFGATE
Posted January 14, 2021 • 07:21 AM
 
 
On Reversing Position on the Iran Nuclear Deal:
 
 

"Add one more voice of reason to the long list urging President-elect Joe Biden to rethink his plan to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal: Henry Kissinger warns that it could kick off a disastrous nuclear arms race in the Middle East.

"At a conference for the Jewish People Policy Institute on Monday, Kissinger argued that Biden should by no means reverse President Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the accord.

"Biden has said he means to return to it as long as Iran agrees to comply with the restrictions on its actions. But Kissinger notes that the deal's time limits on key restrictions and 'so many escape clauses' render it effectively useless in stopping Iran's nuclear development."

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted January 13, 2021 • 08:27 AM
 
 
On Bernie Sanders' Vast Expansion of Influence:
 
 

"The Democratic wins in Georgia have elevated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to a key legislative role in the new Congress.

"President-elect Joe Biden's former primary rival is now set to become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, where he will wield influence over some of the biggest legislative priorities under the Democratic majority.

"The panel sets the terms for budget reconciliation, a procedure that allows senators to approve certain tax and spending bills with a simple majority and sidestep the 60-vote threshold needed for most legislation.

"With a 50-50 split that will often require tie-breaking votes cast by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Democrats are likely to find themselves relying on reconciliation to advance the parts of their legislative agenda most likely to draw full GOP opposition, from more COVID-19 relief, including another round of stimulus checks, to infrastructure, health and climate legislation.

"As Budget chair, Sanders will have the opportunity to shape each reconciliation bill, a role fellow progressives are relishing."

 
 
— Niv Elis, The Hill
— Niv Elis, The Hill
Posted January 12, 2021 • 07:40 AM
 
 
On Conservatives Losing in Congressional Deal-Making:
 
 

"Usually in a closely divided government, leaders make deals to placate the various factions in their own party while trying to bring in some collaborators from the opposite party, which means offering a little something to its rival factions, too. That often produces bad policy -- Washington's go-to compromise has been giving Republicans the tax cuts they cherish while giving Democrats the spending they demand -- but it directs parties away from their extremes toward the center and toward bipartisanship. That is not what is going to happen to Democrats in 2021.

"Instead, with a 50/50 Senate, the power of far-left Democrats willing to buck party leadership will be amplified, because Democrats will need every single vote to get anything done. Drift in a leftward direction is almost assured. Far-left Democrats in the House will understand this, too, as will progressives inside the administration. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, et al. will have an opening to push their party to the left -- and the Republicans will not be in a good position to push back."

 
 
— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Roving Correspondent
— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review Roving Correspondent
Posted January 11, 2021 • 07:41 AM
 
 
On One-Party Rule in DC:
 
 

"Georgia voters this week put national governance in the hands of a single party, the Democrats -- all too many of whom can't wait to make radical changes that could affect every American. For years. ...

"In short, the best the nation can hope for is gridlock. ...

"On the other hand, the midterms are just two years away . . ."

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted January 08, 2021 • 07:35 AM
 
 
On Handling Conflict By Peaceful Means:
 
 

"Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."

 
 
— Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
— Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States
Posted January 07, 2021 • 07:40 AM
 
 
On CDC Guidelines and the COVID Vaccine:
 
 

"While hypocritical politicians, the media, and health officials urged people to stay home, mask up, and even skip celebrating holidays with family members to 'save grandma' from a virus that is especially fatal to the elderly, the narrative changed once a vaccine, which was hailed by many on the left and right as a beacon of hope, was produced.

"Instead of prioritizing vaccinating those who are the most vulnerable to dying if they contract the virus, many state governments have told older populations to have patience while they distribute and administer the vaccine to frontline workers, nursing home residents, inmates, and even some teachers and police officers.

"Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledges that people aged 65 and older account for 8 in 10 Wuhan virus deaths, the federal agency suggested giving the vaccine to those on the front lines and in long-term care facilities first. The CDC later recommends that vaccine doses be allocated for those 75 and older at the same time as 'about 30 million frontline essential workers,' a large group of people that the New York Times estimates make up 'nearly 70 percent of the American work force.'"

 
 
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Posted January 06, 2021 • 07:46 AM
 
 
On Portland, Antifa, and a New Year:
 
 

"Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler admits his efforts at appeasing radical anarchists failed after another destructive riot ruined New Year's Eve in his city, and he is now appealing for federal and state help.

"'My good faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical Antifa and anarchists,' Wheeler told a press conference Friday. 'In response it will be necessary to use additional tools and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end.'

"Wheeler, who once famously demanded federal law enforcement to leave his city, called for a task force of 'federal, state, county and local law enforcement to convene to deal with anarchist violence. as soon as possible.'"

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
Posted January 05, 2021 • 07:55 AM
 
Question of the Week   
Which of the following is responsible for the planning and execution of the Inaugural Ceremonies of the President-elect and Vice President-elect of the United States?
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"Two decades before being accused of misconduct against women while he was New York governor, a younger Andrew Cuomo was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint from a government official who claimed that Cuomo -- serving at the time in Bill Clinton's cabinet -- also hounded her with 'a series of attacks and dirty tricks.'Susan Gaffney filed the 2000 complaint against Cuomo while he was secretary…[more]
 
 
—Susan Katz Keating, Just the News Chief National Security Correspondent
— Susan Katz Keating, Just the News Chief National Security Correspondent
 
Liberty Poll   

California Governor Gavin Newsom and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are entangled by multiple controversies, with serious calls for both to be removed from office. Which one is more likely to be removed?