Tom Steyer trades his green agenda for left-wing politics

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
Billionaire mega-donor Tom Steyer is hedging his bets. Recently, Steyer backed out of a keynote speaker slot at the SXSW Eco conference. He had originally accepted the invitation to “outline his strategy to rewrite the political narrative on climate change for the 2014 midterm elections” — with a few glaring omissions, of course.
Once seen primarily as an environmental [...]

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The socialist attempt to shake down Chevron

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
When Latin America lost Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last year, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stepped in to fill the gap as socialism’s godfather. But Correa’s aspirations are coming at a huge price for Ecuador and its people.
While Chavez lavishly doled funds from his petrodollar-stocked treasury to promote authoritarian socialism throughout the region, Ecuador [...]

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Celebrate Constitution Day with an eye to the future

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
In the autumn of 1798, a young United States was celebrating the close of our first decade living under the Constitution.
Yet that same autumn, Benjamin Franklin Bache, the 29-year-old grandson of the celebrated framer, died in prison from a yellow fever epidemic. Like his famous grandfather, he was a journalist and printer. He [...]

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Billionaire’s energy tax crusade is risky business for unions

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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A billionaire investor arrived in Washington Tuesday to kick off a $100 million spending campaign designed to overwhelm the opposition this fall midterms, and senior Democrats were predictably furious.

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It’s time to revive Decoration Day

By   /  May 23, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

REMEMBERING: Gettysburg stands as a reminder of those who gave all.

By Jason Stverak
One hundred and fifty years ago this summer, a procession of widows and orphans solemnly arrived at the fields of Gettysburg, Pa., which a year earlier had witnessed the greatest battle ever to take place on this continent.
They came to plant flags and lay wreaths in cemetery that President Abraham Lincoln had famously [...]

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Holy Week: Hate in the heartland

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
As Christians observed Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week and Jews finished removing the chametz (leavened foods) from their homes in preparation for Passover, hate was rearing its ugly head in Americas heartland.
Frazier Glenn Cross, who also uses the last name of Miller, a former grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of [...]

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