H. Sterling Burnett, an environmental policy and gun law analyst with the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis will visit Washington to discuss possible changes to state and federal public forest management with congressional offices and targeted revisions of the Endangered Species Act with the Endangered Species Coalition.
October was not a good month for global warming alarmists. On the eve of a conference in Buenos Aires, to iron out further details in and differences over the Kyoto Greenhouse Gas Treaty, proponents of the treaty are watching the science behind their claims of impending environmental disaster crumble. Also, their claims that meeting the terms of the global warming treaty would be practically costless have been exposed as simply wrong.
In December 1997, in Kyoto, Japan, the Clinton/Gore administration negotiated a treaty that would require the United States to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 40 percent – to 7 percent below their 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012 – in an effort to avert catastrophic human-caused global warming.
Supporters of school choice won only a small skirmish last week, but 5,800 youngsters got back their right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
"Where will this silly lawsuit parade stop, suing Hershey's for the cost of a root canal?"
Amid the thousands of words written and spoken about what this month's elections meant or didn't mean for the national political parties, one small item from the election reminds us of the importance of states as laboratories of democracy.
During the 1980s more than 50 countries including the United States and the United Kingdom sharply reduced their highest tax rates, particularly on capital. However, in the early 1990s most of the largest economies reversed course and began raising rates on income and payroll taxes or both. By the fall of 1991 an observant columnist for the Financial Times noted that, "In the early 1990s, the name of the game is raising taxes. The nostrums of the supply-siders look as dead as the celebrated dodo."
The National Center for Policy Analysis will host the Honorable Phil Gramm at the next Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series luncheon.
Attorney Elisa Barnes is suing gun manufacturers on behalf of two women who lost loved ones to criminal gun use.
The 33 new removals bring the total number of species removed from the 26-year-old act to 60. That's 60 of the 1,704 species listed, only a 3.5 percent removal rate.