Top 5 Most Ridiculous Government Spending Programs: Energy and Environment Edition
Energy / Environment

Top 5 Most Ridiculous Government Spending Programs: Energy and Environment Edition

5. Overlapping Renewable Energy Subsidies. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) estimates that redundancies in government spending alone amount to roughly $250 billion.  That’s three times the cost of sequester cuts.  Right now 23 agencies and 130 sub-agencies are in charge of some 679 renewable energy initiatives, according to the Government Accountability Office.  One would think with … Continue reading

Intervention in Syria: Old Problem, New Tactics
Foreign Policy

Intervention in Syria: Old Problem, New Tactics

Events from last week highlight two very different faces of the Syrian intervention movement and how each is evolving: Senator John McCain’s visit with rebel leaders, and the as yet unconfirmed report of an American combatant’s death. These developments have attracted increased attention to the possibility of U.S. intervention in Syria, a prospect which seemed … Continue reading