The Chicago Climate Exchange: The Corrupt Roots of “Cap & Trade”

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When it was launched in 2003, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) became the world’s first carbon-emissions trading company, equipped to regulate all transactions made under cap-and-trade energy plans such as the one currently favored by President Barack Obama. To obtain the money he would need in order to get CCX of the ground, the company’s founder, Richard Sandor, turned to the Chicago-based Joyce […]

The China Dream

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Beijing’s rise can no longer be ignored.

Revisiting Party of Defeat on Kindle for $4.99

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David Horowitz and Ben Johnson’s 2008 demonstrated the Left’s sabotage of the War on Terror.

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic

Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Harry situation: Inside the Reid eruption – POLITICO.com

Harry Reid isn’t talkative. But the Senate majority leader chatted freely with the two disarmingly charming book authors who came to his office at the Capitol shortly after the 2008 election. They — and their tape recorder — were soaking in his reminiscences about the wild campaign that had turned a backbencher in his caucus […]

Pirate stock exchange helps fund hijackings, Financial Post

HARADHEERE, Somalia — In Somalia’s main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. Heavily armed pirates from the lawless Horn of Africa nation have terrorized shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and strategic Gulf of Aden, which […]