Cap-and-Trade is a Ball-and-Chain for Poor Americans by Deneen Borelli (bio) As Congress considered the Waxman-Markey "cap-and-trade" bill, President Obama rallied House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats at the White House.  In making a point, he gestured to Abraham Lincoln's portrait and said, "He had a chance...

Washington, DC - Contending with political realities such as the election of the first black president, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is understandably struggling to justify its continued existence.  At its centennial convention, it clearly moved in the wrong...

Green Hell: The Environmentalist Devil is in the Details by Devon Carlin Americans are bombarded with save-the-earth pleas to reduce their "carbon footprint."  In this latest environmental fad, Americans are urged to alter their lifestyles to combat global warming. Reducing a carbon footprint can entail driving less or...

Washington, DC - Democrats risk alienating one of their most important constituencies by advancing the Waxman-Markey climate change bill this week or any time before an economic recovery is underway, according to the non-partisan National Center for Public Policy Research. The National Center for Public Policy...

Washington, D.C. - At least $8.6 billion of President Obama’s proposed $1.2 trillion stimulus plan is meant to fund dubious special interest policy initiatives of environmental activists and should immediately be jettisoned, says Deneen Borelli, full-time Fellow with the Project 21 national black leadership network. "It's...

Washington, DC - Thursday’s first hearing of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee since Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) ousted Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) as chairman is drawing criticism from the National Center for Public Policy Research, which says the hearing illustrates how powerful corporate...

Washington, D.C. - On October 1, 2008, a congressionally-mandated ban on offshore oil exploration and expanded development of oil from shale rock in the American West officially expires.  Supporters of increased domestic energy production are calling it "Energy Freedom Day." With the end of the ban,...

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