December 4, 2020

The Dream of a World Without Oil

The New York Times devoted most of the front page of its Sunday Review section to a story promoting the green dream of “Life After Oil and Gas.” The story cites an article by Stanford engineers published in the journal Energy Policy, titled “Providing all global energy with wind, water, and solar power.” According to […]

A President without Shame

Speaking at a photo op about the Sandy hurricane disaster, President Obama said:  “In times of crisis, “we pull together, we leave nobody behind, we make sure we respond as a nation,” Obama said, reprising one of his 2012 campaign themes. “Whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together in providing the […]

Perpetual Peace: Accepting the Yoke Without a Struggle

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has released its 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI), and Americans can breathe a sigh of relief: the U.S. has once again avoided dropping below China in “peacefulness.”  To be precise, America is now the 88th-most peaceful nation on Earth, just ahead of the 89th-ranked People’s Republic.  If you […]

A World without Schoolteachers

The Kindle and Nook may make for not only the most important advance in reading since Gutenberg, but also, quite likely, a major lesson in unintended consequences.  Especially for the educational establishment, because for the first time in history, Americans should be able to envision a future without public-school teachers — indeed, a future without […]