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GSA reconsidering controversial green building program

GSA reconsidering controversial green building program

After months of ongoing scrutiny, the General Services Administration (GSA) is finally showing signs of willingness to hear the arguments against its current system of green building certification. “GSA published a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments for

DC Tops List of Costly, Subsidized 'Green' Buildings

DC Tops List of Costly, Subsidized 'Green' Buildings

Given the questions regarding the waste borne of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for green building certification, it’s almost fitting that Washington D.C has again topped the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list with the highest

Obama to Appoint Google Bigwig to National Science Board

Obama to Appoint Google Bigwig to National Science Board

President Obama plans to appoint Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist to the National Science Board, the news organization Politico reported Wednesday afternoon. The elevation of Vint Cerf, who has worked at the Internet behemoth since 2005, was announced Wednesday.  His appointment

Report: High Cigarette Taxes Fuel Smuggling

Report: High Cigarette Taxes Fuel Smuggling

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released a new report indicating that high cigarette taxes fuel smuggling from lower-tax jurisdictions, which benefit from out-of-state buyers looking to save money on smokes. According to the report, over 60 percent of

Kentucky tax reform proposal a mixed bag

Kentucky tax reform proposal a mixed bag

A panel created by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to assess possible changes to the commonwealth’s tax system is proposing an array of tax reforms, some of which will be greeted and others loathed by economic conservatives. According to the AP,

No, Karl Rove Was Not 'Benched' from Fox News

No, Karl Rove Was Not 'Benched' from Fox News

The accuracy of a claim that had generated significant chatter in liberal circles regarding Fox News boss Roger Ailes having “benched” Karl Rove as a contributor in the aftermath of the presidential election is being called into question, as Rove

Track Wasteful Spending? There's an App for That

Track Wasteful Spending? There's an App for That

A new iPhone app released Thursday by fiscal conservative group Public Notice aims to put wasteful spending in the spotlight, just as debate surrounding the fiscal cliff heats up. According to a release, the app “geographically targets users’ newsfeeds to

Radical Groups Threaten US Timber Industry

Radical Groups Threaten US Timber Industry

A practiced tactic of the left is for multiple organizations of varying degrees of radicalism to coordinate their attacks on a single industry or company, often to the benefit of one player in the industry and to detriment of American

USA Today: Green Building Program a Burden on Taxpayers

USA Today: Green Building Program a Burden on Taxpayers

A USA Today examination of the popular Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program revealed the system’s vaulted green standards have negligible impact on a building’s environmental footprint while often making staggering tax breaks available to developers. In total, 13

Google Goes to Bat for Net Neutrality, Again

Google Goes to Bat for Net Neutrality, Again

Google, along with other tech industry supporters of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations mandating net neutrality, is urging a federal court to side with the FCC in a suit brought by Internet service providers Verizon and MetroPCS. That suit, brought

WHO Boots Media from Controversial Tobacco Meeting

WHO Boots Media from Controversial Tobacco Meeting

The World Health Organization (WHO) has shut the media out of a key meeting focused on global tobacco policies, according to information published in yesterday’s Chattanooga Free-Press.  According to Drew Johnson, author of an op-ed covering the matter, leaders of a

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