Beto Is Back

Washington — One of my favorite candidates in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination has just announced that he is running for high office once again in 2022. He is Beto O’Rourke, and he is one of the great innovators in recent American politics. Of course, he is one of the great losers in recent American politics too, having lost in 2018 to Sen. Ted Cruz and two years later having lost in his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. He bowed out of the race before it began. How many millions of dollars he cost his backers I would not hazard a guess, but it was a bundle.

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Hunter Biden raises more questions of profiting off politics and climate change corruption

Hunter Biden’s ties to China, along with the administration’s conflicts of interest in its climate change agenda, are in the news once again.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that an investment firm Biden helped establish had helped a Chinese company purchase one of the world’s richest cobalt mines located in the Congo from a U.S. company. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported on this in January 2020, after months of the Congolese military torching houses and silencing dissent in the region to prevent illegal mining.

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Biden’s Worrisome Kid-Glove Approach to Xi

President Joe Biden speaks virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the White House in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
No one thought that Monday’s three-and-a-half hour “virtual meeting” between President Biden and General Secretary Xi, convened at Biden’s request, was going to result in any breakthroughs. Likewise, it’s not surprising that Biden apparently took a kid-glove approach with the Chinese Communist Party chief, who is leading an ongoing assault on international security, human dignity, and democracy.

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At U.N. Climate Talks, What Mattered Most Went Unsaid

The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow made real progress, but it didn’t go far enough. Wait, what? The reality is closer to the opposite of that ubiquitous takeaway. Rather than nudging forward the vanguard of climate action, with pragmatic allowances that some actors might fall short, the U.N. talks were largely a lagging indicator of opinions already reached by elites.
“Positive real world trends have prepared the way for a political breakthrough,” reads one especially celebratory postmortem by E3G, a European think tank closely involved with the negotiations.

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The U.S. Is Still Blocking Climate Progress

In front of Glasgow cameras these last two weeks, world leaders trumpeted flashy commitments on everything from methane emissions to deforestation. The Biden administration projected a mood of triumphant return, signaling it had once again ascended to a seemingly natural position of leadership at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty under which the Paris Agreement is housed. “We are in fact closer than we have ever been before to avoiding climate chaos and securing cleaner air, safer water, and a healthier planet,” U.S.

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The U.S. Is Still Blocking Climate Progress

In front of Glasgow cameras these last two weeks, world leaders trumpeted flashy commitments on everything from methane emissions to deforestation. The Biden administration projected a mood of triumphant return, signaling it had once again ascended to a seemingly natural position of leadership at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty under which the Paris Agreement is housed. “We are in fact closer than we have ever been before to avoiding climate chaos and securing cleaner air, safer water, and a healthier planet,” U.S.

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The U.S. Is Still Blocking Climate Progress

In front of Glasgow cameras these last two weeks, world leaders trumpeted flashy commitments on everything from methane emissions to deforestation. The Biden administration projected a mood of triumphant return, signaling it had once again ascended to a seemingly natural position of leadership at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty under which the Paris Agreement is housed. “We are in fact closer than we have ever been before to avoiding climate chaos and securing cleaner air, safer water, and a healthier planet,” U.S.

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The U.S. Is Still Blocking Climate Progress

In front of Glasgow cameras these last two weeks, world leaders trumpeted flashy commitments on everything from methane emissions to deforestation. The Biden administration projected a mood of triumphant return, signaling it had once again ascended to a seemingly natural position of leadership at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty under which the Paris Agreement is housed. “We are in fact closer than we have ever been before to avoiding climate chaos and securing cleaner air, safer water, and a healthier planet,” U.S.

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Connecting Climate Goals to Industrial Goals

On the eve of the Glasgow climate summit, the Biden administration concluded a stunning deal with the EU that uses government’s regulatory powers to marry industrial goals to climate goals.
The deal creates a club of nations committed to cleaner manufacturing technology and erects a border charge—a green tariff by another name—against countries that use dirty production. The charge is levied in precise proportion to how carbon-intensive the manufacturing process is.
The immediate industries covered are steel and aluminum, but the deal is a template for U.S.

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Why Special Counsel John Durham Subpoenaed The Brookings Institution

In April 2021, the Brookings Institution publicly confirmed that Special Counsel John Durham had subpoenaed records from the D.C.-based left-wing think tank in December 2020. The friendly reporters at Time magazine framed the subpoena as limited to the decades-old employment record of former Brookings staffer Igor Danchenko.
Last week’s indictment of Danchenko, however, provides a perfect reminder that Brookings was ground zero for the Russia collusion hoax, with many key staff embroiled in the damaging lie that Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.

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