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Potential Appointment of Rep. Darrell Issa to IP Subcommittee Leadership Raises Concern

Generally speaking and on a wide array of pressing issues, Congressman Darrell Issa (R – California) has proven a reliable leader who maintains solid support among conservatives and libertarians.

The prospect of Rep. Issa leading the House Judiciary Committee’s Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee, however, has sparked significant opposition and pushback from intellectual property (IP) proponents.  And for sound reasons.

For example, in urging new House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R – Ohio) not to select Rep. Issa for the role, IPWatchdog’s Paul Morinville lists a litany of concerns based upon Issa’s record:

Issa is the wrong person for the job and has demonstrated that since he joined Congress.  He has sponsored and cosponsored…[more]

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1 Why Did “60 Minutes” Celebrate Discredited Climate Alarmist Paul Ehrlich?

If the name Paul Ehrlich doesn’t ring a bell, it should.  With the possible exception of Al Gore, Ehrlich is the most humiliatingly and repeatedly discredited environmental doomsayer in the world, with over five decades of predictions contradicted by actual events.   The fact that climate extremists nevertheless consider Ehrlich…

2 Will Joe Biden Follow One Objectionable FERC Nomination with Another?

When it comes to nominating the next Chair for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Joe Biden is learning that Senator Joe Manchin (D – West Virginia) might not have been a man to scorn.   Earlier this month, Biden nominee and current FERC Chair Richard Glick acknowledged that his nomination was untenable after Senator…

3 Biden’s Venezuela Capitulation Deepens Energy Policy Incoherence

At this point, Joe Biden’s affection toward petroleum-rich dictatorships and hostility toward American energy producers approach fetish status.   Or, in the inimitable wit of Senator John Kennedy (R – Louisiana), the Biden energy policy amounts to a “moronathon.”   In the latest episode, the Biden Administration…

4 Manchin Shocked – Shocked! – that Biden Double-Crossed Him on Energy

With the 2024 reelection layout looking much more grim for Senate Democrats than 2022, new threats from Joe Biden against the U.S. energy sector have Joe Manchin sweating.   For all of the post-election punditry this week that Democrats exceeded expectations, keep in mind that only one Senate incumbent will suffer defeat if current trends…

5 'Zero Emissions' From Electric Vehicles? Here's Why That Claim Has Zero Basis

As California, New York, and other states move to phase out the sale of gasoline-powered cars, public officials routinely echo the Biden administration’s claim that electric vehicles are a “zero emissions” solution that can significantly mitigate the effects of climate change.  Car and energy experts, however, say there is no…

6 Biden Plays the Old Ugly American

The Left used to accuse imperialist, resource-hungry Yanquis in Washington of cutting selfish deals with illiberal dictatorships in Latin America to grab their natural resources. How odd then that President Joe Biden is now begging the despicable Maduro regime in Venezuela – corrupt, murderous, and anti-American – to…

7 Turns Out Biden's Empowering of OPEC Was a Really Bad Idea

If the average price of a gallon of gas falls by a penny, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain will take to Twitter and credit the Biden administration. In the last few months, due to lower demand and other factors, consumers have experienced a reprieve from historic highs. Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre points out this is "the fastest decline…

8 Manchin Got Duped, Biden Depleted Our Strategic Oil Reserve

It takes a special talent to get duped by Joe Biden, a man who freezes in confusion while attempting to exit a stage unescorted.   Joe Manchin, however, proved up to that challenge.   In late July, Manchin helped raise Biden’s sagging political fortunes by signing onto the “Inflation Reduction Act,” which…

9 An Inconvenient Summer for Climate Alarmism

With August in the rearview mirror, did you notice something conspicuously absent?   Like “the dog that didn’t bark” of Sherlock Holmes mystery fame, it’s meaningful for its nonexistence.  Call it the climate alarm that didn’t sound.   For the first time in over eight decades, preceding Pearl…

10 Welcome to the Green New Deal, California

If California, our most populous state, were its own nation, it would rank as the world's fifth largest economy and boast the highest average household income (outside a handful of "countries" like Monaco or Luxemburg). And, yet, the governor is begging its citizens to stop using their appliances, turn off their lights and keep their thermostats…

11 Biden Has No Right To Declare a National Climate Emergency

The Washington Post reported Monday night that President Joe Biden is "considering whether to declare a national climate emergency" to "salvage his stalled environmental agenda and satisfy Democrats on Capitol Hill." A few hours later, the Associated Press reported that the administration would "hold off" on the announcement…

12 Buttigieg Wants to Mandate Electric Vehicles. He's Wrong

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, considered the most likely Democratic candidate for president in 2024 after Joe Biden in the latest Washington Post ranking, says the solution to high gas prices is getting "most Americans" to switch to electric vehicles – willingly or not.  Buttigieg is issuing federal regulations…

13 Biden Gas Tax Proposal Deepens His Energy Mismanagement

It’s not often that Barack Obama provides persuasive authority on an issue of economic debate.   As Joe Biden advocates a foolish temporary gas tax holiday, however, he would be wise to listen to his former boss.   Back in 2008, Obama rightly ridiculed a temporary gas tax suspension as a “gimmick”:  …

14 The Democrats' Capricious Energy Policy Has Been a Disaster

Democrats have spent decades warning that the United States must stop using the most efficient and affordable energy sources or it will be consumed by heat waves, fireballs and cataclysmic weather events. Every flood, every hurricane – every natural event, really – is now blamed on climate change. We have burdened our…

15 Higher Gas Prices Ahead

If you think gas prices are high now, just wait. They're going to get much higher, thanks to President Joe Biden's "irreversible" plan to eliminate fossil fuels. Truth is, your pain at the pump is being planned and executed by the White House.  Over the weekend, buyers paid $5 a gallon to fill the tank – or roughly $…

16 Crony Capitalists Propose a Carbon Tax to … Reduce Energy Costs?

Remember when Joe Biden pitched his "Build Back Better" boondoggle?   He insisted with a straight face that pouring trillions of additional government dollars into an inflationary economy would somehow reduce inflation.   In support of that facially preposterous assertion, the Biden Administration tweeted, “17…

17 Let Them Drive Teslas

"Well, you all imagined it," Vice President Kamala Harris commented during a so-called clean-transit event, where she appeared with her fellow tautologist, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. "That's why we're here today – because we have the ability to see what can be, unburdened by what has been, and then to…

18 U.N. Climate Report Regurgitates Failed Predictions and Dangerous Agenda

Stop us if you’ve heard this before.   The United Nations just released yet another climate report, which it naturally advertises as a “code red for humanity.”   Claiming a “very high degree of confidence,” the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of imminent Ice cap disappearance…

19 The Green Immoralists

Thousands are dying from Russian missiles and bombs in the suburbs of Ukraine. In response, the Biden Administration's climate-change envoy, multimillionaire and private-jet-owning John Kerry, laments that Russian President Vladimir Putin might no longer remain his partner in reducing global warming. "You're going to lose people's focus,"…

20 What Biden Should Do, Not Just Say, About Ukraine

Thunderous applause is expected Tuesday night when President Joe Biden will pay tribute to the outnumbered and outgunned Ukrainians resisting the Russian invasion. But words like liberty and democracy, which Biden invoked on Thursday to praise these heroes, are not enough. Words have to be backed up by military might and energy dominance. Putin's…

21 Biden Energy Blunders Beget Global Instability and Domestic Pain

The peril of presidential policy blunders is that, by the time their consequences become obvious, it’s too late to avert the painful lessons.   Both at home and overseas, we’re witnessing that dynamic due to the self-inflicted wound that is the Biden Administration’s energy policy.   Here at home, the federal…

22 The Biden-Buttigieg Pitch: It's All Free!

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign was essentially a bidding war in which each candidate pledged to spend trillions of dollars beyond what is needed to run the country, ostensibly to rebuild the nation after the coronavirus pandemic. Candidate Joe Biden won the contest and has so far signed a $1.9 trillion "COVID relief" bill…

23 Biden Energy Policy: Leave No Oil Dictator Behind

Are you enjoying this historic surge in consumer product shortages and inflation, which the White House in its best Marie Antoinette impression labels a “high-class problem?”   Well, get ready, because it’s about to get even worse.   The federal government warned just last week that Americans should expect significantly…

24 Climate Change Is Not a Crisis

President Joe Biden contends that the recent hurricanes that hit the United States prove we're in a "climate crisis." It's a "code red" for the world, the president warns. White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy added that climate is now a "health emergency." It is, no doubt, quite convenient for politicians…

25 Biden Admits Green New Deal Is a Dream

On Monday, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or the IPCC, ordered a "code red," releasing a "landmark" report warning that global warming was an existential threat to humanity, "unequivocally" blaming humans for the problem, and demanding rapid action to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. "What the IPCC…

26 While U.S. Suffers Crippling Infrastructure Cyberattack, Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Here’s a crazy thought.   If a consumer product is a good one, government needn’t subsidize it for it to gain popularity, right?   Government certainly shouldn’t have to mandate its purchase or gradually eliminate competing products from the marketplace, thereby removing any consumer choice in the matter. …

27 Joe Biden's Climate Denialism

In anticipation of the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, a two-day global gathering of more than 40 world leaders, President Joe Biden declared that the United States had a "moral imperative" to adopt an "ambitious" goal of cutting greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and 100% by 2050. Such an effort, if we…

28 Texas Highlights Peril of "Green Energy" Agenda

Leave it to “green energy” advocates and environmental extremists to brazenly ignore their failures in the wake of Texas winter power outages.   Instead, they shamelessly double down and scapegoat more reliable fossil fuels and nuclear energy sources.   What Texas and the rest of America really need, they insist, is…

29 CFIF Applauds Trump Administration Announcement on Automobile Industry Relief from Burdensome Green New Deal-Like Regulations

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In welcome news today, the Trump Administration announced much-needed relief for America’s beleaguered automobile industry by moderating “green” regulations imposed by the Obama Administration.  The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule emerges jointly from the Department of Transportation…

30 Energy Paradoxes Put Europe In a Precarious Position

Despite its cool Green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world's largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in the North Sea and off the coast of Norway is declining, and the European Union is quietly looking for fossil fuel energy anywhere it can find it. Europe itself is naturally rich in fossil fuels…

 
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