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 […]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: April 21, 2010


Bettina Aptheker is a well-known American radical who in the 1960s was a leader of the campus Left, and now, like so many of her peers, is a tenured activist on the faculty of a major university. Her father, Herbert Aptheker, was the Communist Party’s most prominent Cold War intellectual and, [...]

Ross Douthat: Prisons of Our Own Making – NYTimes.com


If you’re a governor with presidential aspirations, you should never, under any circumstances, pardon a convict or reduce a sentence. That’s the lesson everyone seems to have drawn from the dreadful case of Maurice Clemmons, an Arkansas native who murdered four Lakewood, Wash., police officers over Thanksgiving weekend — nine years after Mike Huckabee, then […]

Romney Slams Huckabee Over Clemencies


Appearing on CNNs “Larry King Live,” former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lashed out at former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for granting clemency to Maurice Clemmons. Clemmons was found guilty of armed robbery and other violence crimes. Although prosecutors and Clemmons’ victims urged Huckabee not to pardon him, the governor did so nonetheless: a major and [...]

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Why Are Conservatives So Quick To Eat Their Own?


I must admit that this entire controversy (conservative feeding frenzy?) surrounding Governor Mike Huckabee’s commutation of Maurice Clemmons’ sentence back in 2000 makes me a bit queasy.  Am I the only one that thinks the vitriol and condemnation of Huckabee over this is way over-the-top?  Let’s take a step back from the beat-down for just [...]

The Spin Stops Where, Exactly? O’Reilly Pitches Soft Balls to Huckabee


On Monday’s O’Reilly Factor, Mike Huckabee made his first television appearance since serial felon Maurice Clemmons (allegedly) murdered four police officers on Sunday morning. Since the murders, the media have lambasted Fox News analyst and former Arkansas governor Huckabee for having commuted Clemmons’ life sentence back in 2000. I had been curious as [...]

History Repeats Itself: Huckabee Becomes Dukakis


Call it Willie Horton 2.0.   After winning the Democratic Party’s nomination in 1988, then-Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’s presidential campaign was destroyed by Republican attacks on his role in the release of Willie Horton on a weekend furlough. Horton surprised and shocked leftists everywhere when he did not return to jail, and later raped a woman and [...]