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Oct 1, 2014

Industrial Wind Farm Kills Bats While Feds Ignore Problem

A Nevada wind farm has killed triple the number of bats allowed under an agreement with federal wildlife officials, yet the federal government has imposed no significant penalties.

Sep 22, 2014

Senate Report: Billionaire Leftists Are Infiltrating EPA

A group of liberal billionaires and large foundations they support exert undue influence on the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency and the nation’s environmental regulations, a U.S

Sep 22, 2014

People's Climate March: The Face of True Belief

People's Climate March: The Face of True Belief

Sep 22, 2014

Health Care's Free Market Supporters

The letters section of the Wall Street Journal is one of my favorite things to read.

Sep 22, 2014

National Football League Tackles Taxpayers with Carve-outs, Subsidies

Despite the National Football League's (NFL) annual revenue exceeding more$10 billion , the

Sep 22, 2014

Reforms, Reports Improve Snapshot of States’ Public Pension Outlooks

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