Blotting out oil reality – Obama’s energy policy and the octopus strategy
By Mackubin Thomas Owens – The Washington Times
The last time gasoline prices were as high as they are today was in 2008, and Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for president, made it clear that one of his major policy goals was to make fossil fuels expensive, so that “alternative” and “green” sources of energy would be more economically competitive. Three months before he was confirmed as secretary of energy, Steven Chu confirmed in an interview that “somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”
EDITORIAL: Securing the border with semantics – Administration wants credit for halting theoretical illegals
The Washington Times
President Obama made a run for the border yesterday to shore up his credentials on the immigration issue. Speaking from Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso, Mr. Obama defended his strategy as if it were working. “They’ll never be satisfied,” he said, lashing out at critics. “The truth is, the measures we’ve put in place are getting results.”
Bin Laden’s death likely to shatter al Qaeda – Officials note relentless attacks, doubts about a unifying leader
By Bill Gertz – The Washington Times
U.S. security and intelligence officials say al Qaeda is severely weakened after losing Osama bin Laden, and some analysts go further, noting cautiously that the terrorist group may be in its death throes from the relentless U.S. and allied campaign to kill and capture its leaders and members.
The Big Energy Lie, Revisited – The truth behind all that ‘The U.S. has only 2% of the world’s oil reserves’ malarkey.
Posted by Steve Maley – RedState
Your President has been telling you things that simply aren’t true. Things like “We can’t drill our way out of our energy problems.” Or “Oil and gas are the fuels of the past.” Or, perhaps worst of all, “The U.S. consumes 25% of the world’s oil, but controls only 2% of the world’s reserves.”
The Strategic Wisdom of Barack Obama – yet another gutsy call
Posted by streiff – RedState
The killing of Osama bin Laden has been characterized by two distinct phases. In Phase I the White House simply could not tell us what happened during the raid and eventually just decided to stop talking about it. Phase II has been a demeaning and unseemly grubbling for credit on the part of the administration under the guise of Obama having made a “gutsy call.” Not only has the administration actively promoted this notion in press conferences but they are actively planting these stories in the tame and housebroken media that has become a hallmark of this administration.
Accountability for Planned Parenthood – Obama should order books opened and high salaries revealed
By Joel Hesch – The Washington Times
Planned Parenthood receives more than $350 million a year in government grants and contracts, which is one-third of its entire income. Although technically it cannot use this money to perform abortions, it clearly relies heavily on public funds to run the entire organization, which pays high salaries to doctors performing abortions. If taxpayers are largely funding Planned Parenthood, shouldn’t we be allowed to know how much it spends on salaries paid to those working for it, including doctors who perform abortions and key executives?
Boehner: Spending cuts must outweigh debt increase
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times
Drawing a line on how far Republicans are willing to go in raising the nation’s debt limit, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that any increase must be accompanied by an even bigger cut in spending.
Retired general warns of ‘rush’ to end ‘don’t ask’
By Shaun Waterman – The Washington Times
The newly retired commander of Army forces in the Pacific says the Obama administration’s “rush to repeal” the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military “is moving way too fast” and risks damaging the armed forces’ fighting ability.