Sunday, June 29, 2014

NASA flies 'flying saucer' to test Mars landing technologies

Billings Gazette - About that Obama Endorsement, We're Sorry

In the "better late than never" department, the Billings Montana Gazette has decided to apologize to its readers and to the nation for ever endorsing Barack Obama for president.

Hillary Clinton is About to Reap the Class Warfare Whirlwind

Hot Air suggests that Hillary Clinton has a problem. The class warfare weapon that worked so successfully against Mitt Romney is being turned against her. It is a beautiful thing to behold.

Now Helicopters Are Racist

The whole kerfuffle over the name of the Washington Redskins seems to have careened from the silly to the surreal, according to the Washington Times. Apparently someone is offended that Army helicopters are named after Native American tribes.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ted Cruz to Eric Holder: appoint an IRS special prosecutor or face impeachment

Could Elizabeth Warren Be the Barack Obama of 2016?

Jonah Goldberg is touting the possible candidacy of Elizabeth Warren, the junior senator from the commonwealth of Massachusetts, for president of the United States. He calls her the "Barack Obama of 2016."

Amy Adams the Good and Shia LeBeouf the Bad and the Ugly

Hollywood actors behaving badly has been a staple of the tabloids ever since there was a film industry. However, there are occasions when someone whose job is to entertain us restores ones faith in humanity.

100 Years Ago the Assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand Touched Off World War I

As the Washington Post reminds us, 100 years ago today a Serbian nationalist shot to death the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie and touched off the first great conflagration of the 20th Century. Could it all have been avoided?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ex-NASA scientist Farouk El-Baz debunks Mars apocalypse claim

Obama's Flip Flop on Immigration

Realizing somewhat belatedly that hordes of unaccompanied minors flowing from Central America to the border states looks bad, President Obama decided to talk a little tough on the phenomenon that his policies caused.

Soccer is Still Not a Real Sport

Ann Coulter relates all of the reasons that soccer, which the rest of the world insists on calling football, is not really a sport. It is certainly not a sport that Americans should be interested in. Fortunately, despite World Cup mania, most are not.

Constitution 2 Obama 0

President Obama has just received yet another lesson in the limits of power courtesy of an unanimous decision of the Supreme Court. In essence the court told him that the Senate is in recess when it says it is and not when he says it is.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Controversy About Fedoras
Robert Zubrin throws down the gauntlet to Franklin Chang-Diaz over VASIMR
The Battle of Cold Harbor and the Dawn of Trench Warfare

The House Science Committee Hears Some Inconvenient Truths About Space Exploration

The House Science Committee held a hearing about the National Research Council's report on the future of space exploration. Former Gov. Mitch Daniels and Dt. Jonathan Lunine, the co-chairs of the study were in the witness chairs.

House to Sue Obama for Violating the Constitution

It looks like the House of Representatives is going to sue the president of the United States to stop him from rewriting laws such as Obamacare in order to please his political whims. Allahpundit suggests there is both a legal and political argument.

It Looks like Lois Lerner Targeted a Republican Senator Too

The problem with trying to destroy thousands of emails that might incriminate one in wrong doing is that it is impossible to get all of them, as Lois Lerner, the IRS's chief inquisitor, is now finding out.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

'In the Event of a Moon Disaster' movie imagines Apollo 11 ending in tragedy
An alternate history set during the Apollo program. Imagine that.
Why the Recommendations of the 1969 Space Task Group Failed
NASA mulling expedition to Martian moon Phobos

Gary Oldman Decries Political Correctness and Then Steps into It

Actor Gary Oldman gave an epic, obscenity laced rant in a recent Playboy interview in which he condemned that politically correct hypocrisy of Hollywood. Then he rather proved his own point by getting into trouble himself.

Charlie Rangel Clings to Power

One of the bright spots of the most recent primary took place in the 13th Congressional District of New York, where the aged, cantankerous, and corrupt Charlie Rangel is as of this writing holding on to a slender lead.

Thad Cochran's Ugly Win in Mississippi

Astonishingly, Sen. Thad Cochran, the senior senator from the state of Mississippi, who had been left for dead, has managed a win against his primary upstart opponent Chris McDaniel. The win was an ugly one and has alienated a great deal of the GOP base.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Planetary Resources announces Asteroid Zoo effort
Liposuction About to Get a Nanotechnology Makeover

It’s Time for a Publicly Financed, Private Race to Mars

The National Research Council has issued a report that is highly critical of NASA's space exploration program. It suggests that not only is NASA not spending enough money on the program but that it's chosen precursor mission, the asteroid redirect mission, will not develop the technology necessary to eventually place astronauts on the Martian surface.

Report Suggests that the VA Health Care System Has Killed 1,000 Patients in the Last Decade

Sen Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, has issued a report that reveals the full extent of the nightmare that is the Veterans Affairs health care system. In the past decade it has killed 1,000 veterans and has cost the tax payers $1 billion in malpractice awards.

Book: Bill Clinton Has Some Instructions for Hillary Clinton in the Event of His Death

According to the new book by Edward Klein, "Blood Feud," which examines the relationship between the Clintons and the Obamas, Bill Clinton had some creepy advice for Hillary Clinton in the event of his death during the 2016 campaign.

Monday, June 23, 2014

NASA chief scientist advocate Mars colonies

Sarah Palin May Be About to Send Chris McDaniel to the Senate

Perhaps the worst news a politician, particularly an entrenched incumbent such as Thad Cochran, can hear is that Sarah Palin is coming to campaign for his opponent. That is precisely what Palin is doing in support of challenger state Sen. Chris McDaniel.

Report: Hillary Clinton Has Serious Heart Problems

Edward Klein's new book on the relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons, "Blood Feud," lobbed a stick bomb into the hopes of a Hillary Clinton presidential run. If true, the revelation would foreclose her running for president.
Global Warming Data 'Altered' to Fit Computer Models

The Climate Change debate has always contained within it more than a whiff of demagoguery, ego and corruption. The UK Telegraph had uncovered yet another example of data being altered to fit the theory.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

NASA scientists excited by 'magic island' on a hydrocarbon lake on Titan
Ted Cruz/Rick Perry rivalry shaping up for 2016

Gallup Poll Points the Way to Obama's After Presidency

It must be bitter gall and wormwood for President Obama to note that the latest Gallup Poll places him dead last among the living presidents in favorability and that even George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter are now above 50 percent.

Pope Francis Declares Holy War on the Mafia

Pope Francis, shortly after getting rid of his bullet proof pope mobile, has decided to excommunicate everyone in the Italian mafia. There is a man who believes himself secure in God's protection, or perhaps so old that he doesn't care.

Could the House Obama and the House Clinton Go to War in America's Game of Thrones?

According to an upcoming book, "Blood Feud" by Edward Klein, the Lannisters and the Starks have nothing on the Obamas and the Clintons. How the rivalry might affect the 2016 election is hard to predict. They seem to have swept it under the rug thus far.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blood feud developing between SpaceX, ULA over defense launch contracts

Judge Threatens Sailor with Arrest, Loss of His Daughter for Being Deployed Overseas

Navy submariner Matthew Hindes is caught in a legal nightmare, thanks to an out of control Michigan judge named Margaret Noe. The case is a custody battle involving Hinde's young daughter.

Rick Perry Owns Up to 'Homosexuality is like Alcoholism' Gaffe

Rick Perry, the soon to be former governor of Texas and likely future presidential candidate, made a huge gaffe recently when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. He has embarked on an outside the box strategy for dealing with it.

Are You Ready for the 'Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act of 2014?'

Rep, Steve Stockman, R-Texas may gave ended his political comeback thanks to his quixotic primary challenge of Sen. John Cornyn, but he is using the IRS scandal to go out in a grand style. Say hello to the Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Brief Political History of the Apollo Program: The Decision to Land a Man on the Moon
NASA making progress toward Asteroid Redirect Mission
A Brief Political History of the Apollo Program: The Moon Landing and Its Aftermath

Sarah Palin Sold More Books Than Has Hillary Clinton

People who admire Sarah Palin as the true most powerful female politician on the planet and who disparage Hillary Clinton as a poseur are having fun with some book sale statistics that compare the two.

Was Marion Zimmer Bradley a Child Molester?

Marion Zimmer Bradley is celebrated as a science fiction and fantasy writer without peer, The Darkover books are considered excellent examples of feminist science fiction. She may have also been a monster who raped children.

Obama Takes Us Back to Iraq

President Obama has announced that he is sending 300 Special Forces "advisors" to Iraq. He is holding off on air strikes for now, but is open to "targeted action" sometime in the near future. In the meantime ISIS has taken a chemical weapons plant.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Draper Labs develops low cost probe to orbit, land on Europa for NASA

Is Hillary Clinton Imploding and Does it Matter?

Jonathon Last over at the Weekly Standard believes that Hillary Clinton's disastrous book tour means that she is imploding two years before the presidential campaign. Allahpundit at Hot Air believes that it doesn't matter.

Russian, Chinese Space Weapon Treaty Opposed by Obama Administration

In a sure sign that Cold War 2.0 is in full swing, the Washington Free Beacon reports that China and Russia a proposing a treaty that would ban all weapons in space. For various reasons this is too rich even for the Obama administrations blood.

Poll Says the Obama Presidency is Over but for the Mourning

The media is agog over a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that indicates that 54 percent of the American people believe that President Obama is no longer able to leave the country. It is a bone chilling statistic.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Obama OMB opposes Shelby NASA 'poison pill' commercial space provision

Are You Ready for a Cruz/Bush Ticket for 2016?

Hot Air's Allahpundit offers a beguiling scenario regarding the latest great moderate hope now that Chris Christie is damaged good, namely former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Why not run him for vice president with a tea party candidate on top?

Sarah Murnaghan Can Now Breath on Her Own

Few people remember Sarah Murnaghan, the little girl who would have died of cystic fibrosis had she not gotten not just one but two lung transplants. The good news is that the 11 year old is now breathing on her own for the first time in years.

Congress Demands Lois Lerner's Hard Drive

The cat and mouse game between Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the IRS over Lois Lerner's emails just took a new turn with a subpoena for the infamous hard drive that allegedly ate the evidence.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Elon Musk's Solar City makes manufacturing capacity play with Silevo acquisition
Hubble scans the Kuiper Belt for New Horizons targets

Joni Ernst Stomps on the War on Women Meme

Joni Ernst, the candidate for United States senator from Iowa, has pulled ahead of her Democratic opponent, Rep. Bruce Braley and is also stomping on the "war on women" meme that the left has used to some effect.

Will the Anti GM Crowd Stop Life and Sight Saving Super Bananas?

A new species of genetically modified bananas are going to human trials soon, according to Hot Air. If they pass muster and if the anti-GMO crowd doesn't stop it, they could be saving lives in sub-Saharan African by 2020.

Special Forces Headed Back to Iraq

Shortly after President Obama promised that there would be no boots on the ground sent to Iraq to counter the offensive being conducted by the terrorist army known as ISIS, he announced that he was sending 275 special forces to that country.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Russians plan Soyuz modifications for Space Adventures lunar voyage
Now Carbon Nanotubes Can Be Used to Extract Water from Thin Air

How Hillary Clinton Got a Child Rapist Off on a Technicality

A 40 year old case that young Hillary Clinton was involved in, concerning the rape of a 12 year old girl, has risen up to threaten the presidential aspirations of Hillary Clinton. It shows a different portrait of a woman who claims to be a child advocate.

The World Reacts Differently to the Kidnapping of Israeli Boys

Eyal Yifrach, Naftali Frenkel, and Gilad Shaar have been missing since early Friday. According to CNN, Israeli security forces have been bending every effort to find the boys, detaining 150 Palestinians in the process.

Public Faults Obama for Following the Foreign Policy the Public Wants

The Washington Examiner's Michael Barone has an interesting insight. The American public is holding two contradictory beliefs about world affairs. This illustrates the folly of having a poll driven foreign policy.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Russian RD-180 embargo could be shot in the arm for American rocket engine firm

Time for Potential Presidential Candidates to Start Talking About Space Exploration

In the wake of the National Research Council report on the future of space exploration, that roundly condemned the current approach and suggested a "pathway" strategy with more generous NASA funding, the New York Times noted:

The Rise of Kurdistan?

As chaos descends over Iraq, with Sunni and Shia prepared to fight each other to the death, attention is focused on the Kurds, the long suffering but increasingly powerful ethnic minority group in the Middle East.

Hillary Clinton Falls to Earth

Hillary Clinton's one claim to the presidency in 2014, just as it was in 2007, was that she is "inevitable." It turned out to be untrue then and, as the Weekly Standard points out, it looks like it is untrue now.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My attention has been drawn to a new conservative news site calling itself Eye on the Nation. The purveyor of the site, a gentleman named Larry Lease seems to be a fan of my work. He is such a fan that he has plagiarized a number of my articles and has posted them as his own. He describes himself thus:

Larry Lease currently serves as Assistant Editor and Contributor to Brenner Brief News which was recently launched in February. His stories have been featured on the Daily Caller, Turning Point USA and Citizen Journalist News. He has recently located to the Tampa area after spending nearly fourteen years living in Alaska. Prior to writing for the various news outlets he began and continues to post daily to his own news "magazine" Eye On The Nation which features articles of various topics including politics to goings on of Hollywood. He hopes to one day be featured in front of the camera instead of behind. He is currently studying Mass Communications at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa Florida and minoring in Political Science. Larry Lease is an avid supporter of International Justice Mission which "is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, exploitation and other forms of violent oppression." His interest into politics and journalism was back in Alaska when he first followed his good family friend and former Governor Sarah Palin. He was very interested in what she was doing for his country.

Feel free the leave the man some comments about theft of intellectual property.

Addendum: The young man has written me promising to remove the material.

Senator Bill Nelson vetoes China as a space partner

It Looks like Romney was Right About the Middle East Too

If one wants to know what a president who actually knows something about foreign policy would be like, one has only to turn to Mitt Romney, the man who should be president. He was right on Russia and now it turns out he was right on the Middle East.

NBC News Paid Chelsea Clinton $26,724 a Minute for Fluff Pieces

Lots of eyebrows were raised, according to Business Insider, when it was revealed that Chelsea Clinton, the once and possibly future first daughter, received $600,000 for going fluff pieces for NBC News.

The IRS's Mysteriously Disappearing Lois Lerner Emails

It is a sign of desperation at the IRS that it has used the "dog ate my homework" excuse to avoid handing over two years Lois Lerner's emails. It says that the computer crashed and the emails are gone forever. Sorry about that.

Friday, June 13, 2014

J.K. Rowling Comes Out Against Scottish Independence

Most people do not know on the American side of the pond that Scotland is getting the opportunity to become its own independent nation for the first time in centuries thanks to an upcoming referendum.

Hillary Clinton Stumbles on Same Sex Marriage Issue

Back in the now golden age of the Clinton administration, then President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act which prohibited same sex marriage on the federal level. About 20 years later that is proving to be aggravating to Hillary Clinton.

Obama Dithers While Iraq Burns

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has intervened in the Iraq civil war, fighting alongside what remains of the Iraqi Army to attempt to push back ISIS, the Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist group that threatens to overrun the country.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ted Cruz chooses to be an American

Left to Try to Play the Ayn Rand Card Against Dave Brat

Dave Brat, the economics professor who toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, runs a program to bring the ideas of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand to the classroom. He is not, he says, a Randian but has been influenced by her works.

Rand Paul Risks All in Immigration Push

With Eric Cantor's defeat and the flood of child illegal aliens pouring across the border, Sen. Rand Paul seems to have demonstrated exquisitely bad timing in coming out for immigration reform.

President Obama Presides Over Disaster in Iraq

Six years after the surge initiated by President George W. Bush it looks like his successor, President Barack Obama, is about to lose the war in Iraq. Al Qaeda linked terrorists have overrun northern Iraq and are marching on Baghdad

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

'Suspended Animation' Technique to Be Tried to Save the Lives of Trauma Victims

George Will in Trouble Over Sexual Assault Column

George Will, the venerable columnist and TV personality, has touched off a firestorm due to a column in which he suggested that an alleged epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses is being overblown for political reasons.

Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt Caused by Geothermal Heat, Not Global Warming

One of the phenomenon that supporters of global warming theory point to in support of their contention that human made carbon dioxide pollution is warming the planet is the melting of Antarctic ice. However some doubt has been cast on that explanation/
Neil deGrasse Tyson refuses to debate Alan Stern on Pluto as a planet

Dave Brat Humbles Eric Cantor into the Dust

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican, was defeated in the primary by David Brat, an upstart, underfunded economics professor. That the corridors of power in Washington have been shaken to their core is a mighty understatement.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NASA mulling moon and beyond cubesat Centennial Challenges
House passes NASA bill with commercial crew, space exploration policy changes
MSNBC talker says there is 'nothing American' about Ted Cruz

The IRS May Have Violated Federal Tax Law

An indication as to the possible reason former IRS official Lois Lerner took the fifth cropped up at the National Review, which reported that the tax agency turned over records on certain groups who were proving meddlesome to the Obama administration.

Hillary Clinton Boasts of Being 'Not Only Dead Broke, but Deep in Debt'

As part of her book tour, the once and possibly future presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer and attempted to identify herself with tens of millions of Americans who are struggling financially.

Texas Gubenatorial Candidate Wendy Davis Caught Playing the Race Card

Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who won fame for a filibuster against an abortion bill in the Texas legislature and who is now running for governor, was caught playing the race card against Republicans recently.

Monday, June 09, 2014

A lunar phenomenon holds the key for anti-radiation deflector shields

Can Obama's Presidency Be Saved?

Walter Russell Meade suggests that President Obama, having won reelection, has started to lose his grip with astonishing swiftness. Rhodes Cook wonders can he ever be popular again? The answer to the last is probably not.

Hillary Clinton, Born Again Friend of Israel

According to The Weekly Standard, Hillary Clinton is taking pains to distance herself from the foreign policy that she helped to develop and vigorously defended during her term as Obama's secretary of state in her new memoirs.

'Veep' Ends Season Three with a Twist and Possible Name Change

The wonderful politics as funhouse farce HBO show "Veep" ended its third season with a twist that is likely going to have to cause it to have to change its name when it bows for season four.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Brownsville SpaceX space port faces more regulatory hurdles
Eric Berger has a great analysis about the politics surrounding the Space Launch System, so damned by the new space children, but so necessary for space exploration. One nit to pick though.
Marshall is, without question, feeling the heat of the private sector. SpaceX already delivers cargo to the International Space Station, and the company’s founder, Elon Musk, says his proposed Falcon 9 Heavy rocket should ready by next year. If successful, Musk’s rocket would lift 53 metric tons to orbit, nearly as much as the 70 tons of the SLS’s initial configuration. Musk’s rocket will fly for a small fraction of the cost of the SLS, and has cost American taxpayers nothing to develop.
17 tons less than the SLS does not constitute "nearly as much" in any sense of the word. The 130 ton SLS will dwarf Falcon Heavy considerably.

Is Barack Obama Sane and Does it Matter?

A Fox News contributor who is also a psychologist has suggested that the president of the United States is not entirely sane. While it is dangerous to do this kind of analysis from afar, it is not uncommon where world leaders are concerned.

Colorado Experiences the Brave New World of Pot Laden 'Magic Candy'

One of the more interesting consequences of legal pot in Colorado is a kind of wild west, unregulated market for cannabis laden confections, what used to be called "magic brownies," available for residents a high seeking tourists alike.

Hillary Clinton Claims She Refused Obama Demand She Attack Sarah Palin

Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoirs likely contain all sorts of interesting tidbits as well as hints of how she might proceed in a run for president in 2016. One such concerns the most powerful female politician on the planet.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

NASA funds studies of aerial drone and submarine to explore Titan

Does Obama Find the Work of Being President to Be Beneath Him?

Matthew Continetti has a theory that Barack Obama has already given up on being president. To be sure he likes the perks of being in the Oval Office. But he has discovered that wielding the power of the presidency is just too hard.

What'Edge of Tomorrow' Gets Wrong About a 21st Century D Day

"The Edge of Tomorrow," the science fiction actioner starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, is enjoyable on many levels. On the other hand it gets the notion of reenacting the D Day invasion for the 21st Century all wrong.

White House PSA States that You Can Prevent Sexual Assault by Not Doing It

While going to the movies recently, my wife and myself saw this PSA that was apparently put together by the White House. The message was to men was that they can prevent sexual assault by - well --- not committing it.

Friday, June 06, 2014

MIT Invents Extra Arms on a Backpack
Shelby commercial crew provision in NASA spending bill sparks outrage

What If D Day Had Failed?

The D Day invasion of Normandy is likely the most well-known battle in the history of the world. It was a near run thing, something that Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight Eisenhower certainly recognized.

Poll Suggests Obama Less Competent Than Clinton and Bush

One of the more remarkable aspects of the Obama presidency is how much he has rehabilitated the reputations of his predecessors. A recent Fox Poll shows that people regard Obama as less competent than both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Obama Official Calls Bergdahl's Fellow Soldiers 'Psychopaths'

One of the unsettling aspects, from the administration's point of view, of the Bergdahl affair has been the number of his brother soldiers who have expressed disappointment in his desertion. This led one administration official to suggest they are "psychopaths."

Thursday, June 05, 2014

NASA Engineer's Idea of 3D Printed Space Colonists Outside the Box
NASA plans Kennedy Space Center expansion with new launch pads 39C and 39D

NASA Pretends that the NRC Report that Condemns Its Space Exploration Program Validates it Instead

The National Research Council has issued its long awaited report on the future of space exploration. It largely condemned NASA's approach to the problem and suggested alternatives. The space agency's response was breathtaking to say the least.

Obamacare Plagued with 'Data Discrepancies'

Just because the VA health care scandal and the Bergdahl affair are now dominating the news does not mean that Obamacare is now running like a Swiss watch. It seems that data discrepancies has jeopardized coverage for 2.1 million people.

Should President Obama Be Impeached Over the Bergdahl Affair?

A United States senator has suggested that if President Obama uses dodgy tactics to free another terrorist from Guantanamo, he would face impeachment proceedings. The senator was not Ted Cruz, but rather the more moderate Lindsey Graham.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

National Research Council hits NASA space exploration, proposes pathway to Mars

Two 12 Year Old Girls Try to Sacrifice Their Friend to 'Slenderman'

Two 12 year old girls living in an apartment complex in Waukesha, Wisconsin lured another 12 year old girl into some nearby woods and then stabbed her 19 times, nearly to death in order to appease a fictional character named Slenderman.

On Bergdahl, Obama Administration Sends Susan Rice to Lie Again

Byron York wonders in print what exactly is wrong with the Obama administration in sending out Susan Rice once again to lie, this time about the liberation of Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban terrorists.

Tea Party Shows Strength in Mississippi, Iowa Contests

Two Republican primary contests, one in Mississippi and the other in Iowa, provided some indication that in the establishment wing vs. the tea party wing, the latter still has quite a bit of fight left, despite whet pundits have previously concluded.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Second passenger signed up for Space Adventures private lunar voyage
Plan being developed to place a Jewish Torah on the moon

On Bergdahl What Did Hillary Clinton Know and when Did She Know It?

On the Bergdahl scandal, Hot Air is raising the question of what did Hillary Clinton know and when did she know it. It may be a bit of a stretch, considering that she has been out of the government for over a year.

EPA Anti-Coal Rules to Benefit Natural Gas Fracking

Obama's new EPA rules designed to lower carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030 may have an unintended consequence of benefiting the natural gas industry, which will in turn lead to more hydraulic fracking, giving environmentalists more fits.

The Bergdahl Homecoming Blows Up in Obama's Face

The good news for the Obama administration is that the liberation of Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl has consigned the VA health care scandal to the back pages. The bad news is that the Bergdahl story is shaping up to be an episode from "Homeland."

Monday, June 02, 2014

Scientists discover the mother of all super Earths 560 light years away
Ted Cruz defends Obamacare fight that resulted in government shutdown
Are You Ready for 'The Hunger Games' the Theme Park?

Another Argument for a Return to the Moon

Collin Skocik provides an argument why American space efforts should be directed toward a return to the moon, something that has been officially eschewed by presidential directive. First he presents the argument against going directly to Mars.

t Looks like Polar Bears Are Not Endangered by Global Warming After All

One of the many aspects of the global warming canard has been the supposition that as the polar ice caps continue to melt, the population of polar bears have become endangered. Now that turns out to be not strictly true, according to Powerline.

Obama, EPA to Launch Full Scale Assault Against Coal

President Obama's EPA is gearing up to launch a full throated war on energy production from coal in an effort to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent beneath 2005 levels by 2030. It is relying on a unique interpretation of the law to do so.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

House passes modest funding increase for NASA

Media Shocked to Find that Sarah Palin is a Nice Person

Noting the final episode of "Sarah Palin's Amazing America," the Anchorage Daily News makes a soul shattering discovery about Alaska's former governor and current most powerful female politician on the planet. She's actually a nice person.
Why the Liberation of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl Sets a Bad Precedence

On the one hand we should celebrate the liberation of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from captivity by the Taliban. On the other hand we should quake with fear because it was accomplished illegally and sets a bad precedence.
The Truth About President Reagan, AIDS and Gay People

One of the great smears against President Ronald Reagan is that he was a homophobic bigot who was too slow to create public policy to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. As Carl Cannon points out, the opposite is actually true.