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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 Jim McCabe's Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
 
 

"Smug and arrogant as ever, McCabe appeared Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and brushed aside all the evidence of the FBI's abuse of power under his watch. He dismissed it as mere mistakes, not malevolence. To hear him tell it, the FBI is guilty only of monumental incompetence -- as if that's a benediction.

"McCabe said he was 'shocked' by the 'significant number of errors and failures related to the FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] applications' to spy on Carter Page, a former adviser on candidate Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. His claim was reminiscent of Captain Renault in the film 'Casablanca,' who pretended to be 'shocked, shocked' at the gambling in Rick's Cafe as he pocketed his winnings.

"Like Renault, McCabe was a key participant in corruption, in his case at the FBI. He presided over every decision in the bureau's misbegotten investigation of Trump and his campaign."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Gregg Jarrett, FOX News
— Gregg Jarrett, FOX News
Posted November 11, 2020 • 07:57 AM
 
 
On Contested Vote Counts:
 
 

"The core principle here is not complicated. In the United States of America, all legal ballots must be counted; any illegal ballots must not be; the process should be transparent or observable by all sides, and the courts are here to work through concerns. ...

"If any major irregularities occurred this time, of a magnitude that would affect the outcome, then every single American should want them to be brought to light. And if Democrats feel confident they have not occurred, they should have no reason to fear any extra scrutiny.

"And notably, the Constitution gives no role in this process to wealthy media corporations. The projections and commentary of the press do not get veto power over the legal rights of any citizen, including the president.

"More broadly, let's have no lectures about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election. And who insinuated this one would be illegitimate, too, if they lost again. ...

"Suffice to say, a few legal inquiries from the president do not exactly spell the end of the republic. This process will reach its resolution. Our system will resolve any recounts or litigation. In January, the winner of this election will place his hand on a Bible. Just like it's happened every four years since 1793."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader
— U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader
Posted November 10, 2020 • 07:30 AM
 
 
On Georgia's U.S. Senate Seats:
 
 

"It probably did not help the Dems' cause in Georgia that Schumer was out Saturday saying that if they win the Georgia seats, they will 'change America.' Georgia voters may have acted to change the occupant of the White House, but it's doubtful they wish to 'change America.' ...

"A tough two months of runoff campaigning lie ahead. But the likely outcome in Georgia is that the incoming Biden administration will take office with no mandate and seeing its candidates repudiated in Georgia just before the president takes office on January 20. Even Chuck Schumer would recognize that's not a platform from which to 'change America.'"

 
 
— John Fund, National Review
— John Fund, National Review
Posted November 09, 2020 • 07:45 AM
 
 
On Women in the House of Representatives:
 
 

"At least 13 female Republican candidates have been declared winners this week in their House races -- including the holster-wearing Colorado business woman who scrapped to keep open her pub amid strict coronavirus rules. ...

"As many as 33 Republican female candidates could win House seats after vote counting is concluded, according to at least one news account. Win totals so far this week already double the number of female GOP House members now serving."

 
 
— Brianna Kraemer, Just the News
— Brianna Kraemer, Just the News
Posted November 06, 2020 • 07:49 AM
 
 
On Existential Questions About Democrats' Leadership and the Direction of Their Party:
 
 

"Maybe Nancy Pelosi isn't the best leader to have in the House, and maybe Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't the best person to be the party's rising star, and maybe Chuck Schumer is not all that great as a Senate minority leader. ...

"Maybe the craziest thought of all is that perhaps Democratic officeholders and candidates should interact with people who disagree with them, listen to their arguments and how they see the world, and see if they've had some wrong preconceived notions about the . . . er, deplorability of their political opponents."

 
 
— Jim Geraghty, National Review Senior Political Correspondent
— Jim Geraghty, National Review Senior Political Correspondent
Posted November 05, 2020 • 07:51 AM
 
 
On the Psychological Warfare of Political Polling:
 
 

"Political polling is a fraud. It claims to measure something that, it is now unmistakably clear, cannot be accurately measured. Polling's seductive promise is that it will take the guesswork out of understanding a complex and changing set of circumstances and replace that uncertainly with something that looks like science. ...

"We should have known better than to listen. But we were lulled by the terminology devised by the lousy writers who control the nonsense language of social science -- by the '95 percent confidence intervals' and the 'margin of error' and 'non-response bias.'

"This is the kind of argle-bargle phrenologists must have used to dazzle 19th century smart people into believing you could make important determinations about a person's character from the bumps on his skull.

"Why does this matter? Because polling is not only bad for the chattering classes, it's bad for the country. It is used as a form of psychological warfare. It comforts and strengthens those whose priors are confirmed by the numbers and it depresses and paralyzes those who support candidates or policies the polling says is wrong."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Editor and New York Post Columnist
— John Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine Editor and New York Post Columnist
Posted November 04, 2020 • 08:30 AM
 
 
On Predictions of Election-Related Rioting:
 
 

"I have covered presidential election nights for different networks for roughly 20 years. In each election, there have been irregularities and challenges. The greatest such controversy came with the 2000 election that was ultimately decided in the Bush v. Gore decision by the Supreme Court.

"Yet, I do not recall any prior election where there were predictions of rioting, let alone such predictions in virtually every major city.

"The legal forecast is not good. Absent a Biden landslide, this is going to be messy. We have never relied on this number of mail-in ballots. Even in a normal year with a fraction of this number of mail-in balloting, we have had inevitable challenges on when and how to count such votes."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law and Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney
— Jonathan Turley, George Washington University Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law and Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney
Posted November 03, 2020 • 07:39 AM
 
 
On the Possibility of a Long Election Night 2020:
 
 

"If the presidential election indeed ends up being close, we aren't likely to know the winner on Election Night. In six swing states (Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin), no mail-in ballots may be counted before Election Day.

"The large number of mail-in ballots may prove slow to validate. That will bring tremendous pressure to bear to bypass safeguards against fraud and produce results. Recall the 'Count Every Vote!' demands of protesters doing the 2000 recount in Florida.

"'If the election is close, it doesn't matter how well it was run -- it will be a mess,' Charles Stewart III, a political-science professor at MIT who studies election data, told the Washington Post. 'The two campaigns will be arguing over nonconforming ballots.'"

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John Fund, National Review
— John Fund, National Review
Posted November 02, 2020 • 07:45 AM
 
 
On FBI Investigation of Hunter Biden:
 
 

"The FBI has reportedly been investigating Hunter Biden and his business associates over allegations of money-laundering since 2019.

"An official with the Department of Justice confirmed the existence of the federal investigation, which remains active, according to Sinclair Broadcast Group."

 
 
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
— Ebony Bowden and Kenneth Garger, New York Post
Posted October 30, 2020 • 08:10 AM
 
 
On Twitter CEO's Testimony Before U.S. Senate:
 
 

"Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey lied to Congress on Tuesday during a Senate hearing focused on Big Tech's content moderation policies when he claimed that his social media company has never censored President Donald Trump.

"'Just to be clear, we have not censored the president,' Dorsey said in response to Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. 'We have not taken the tweets down that you're referencing. We have added context with a label and we do the same for leaders around the world.'

"Blackburn said Twitter has censored Trump and his campaign's tweets and accounts at least 65 times, and but never once censored Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden. Dorsey maintained the company did nothing wrong by labeling the president's tweets and adding more 'context' to his statements.

"'We have not censored the U.S. president,' Dorsey echoed. 'We do not take down the tweets but we add context around it.'

"'Despite Dorsey's false claims, there are numerous examples of Twitter censoring Trump and even taking down his posts."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
— Jordan Davidson, The Federalist
Posted October 29, 2020 • 08:06 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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Quote of the Day   
 
"Congress isn't even waiting to lift the decade-long moratorium on earmarking before starting to pig out.Look no further than the $1.9 trillion bill being touted by Democrats as the latest response to the COVID pandemic -- a proposal that's being fast-tracked through both chambers. Tucked within its nearly 600 pages are a number of pet projects -- also known as 'earmarks' -- that have absolutely nothing…[more]
 
 
—U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste President
— U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste President
 
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?