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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Diana Furchtgott-Roth
A string of deadly accidents and safety scares in recent months involving rail cars carrying crude oil is vividly demonstrating the dangers of relying on trains to transport the growing volumes of fuel being produced in North America, while giving ammunition to those who say the stalled Keystone XL and other pipelines are preferred ways to safely funnel fuel to market.
Congressional Republicans Thursday stepped up their criticism of the Obama administration over what they say is a free pass being given to defense companies facing major layoffs from looming federal spending cuts.
President Obama's re-election has put a new spring in the step of environmentalists, renewing hope not just for more aggressive climate-change policy but for continued emphasis on "green" energy despite the spectacular failure and serial bankruptcies of Solyndra and other green-energy darlings.
Diana Furchtgott-Roth at Real Clear Markets argued that letting the unemployment benefits die and stay dead would boost the economy and increase the number of people looking for and finding jobs.
"Americans who are employed or looking for a job rose four tenths of a percentage point between December and March, one of the fastest increases since the beginning of 2010," she wrote in April. "The number of unemployed out of work for more than 26 weeks declined by 110,000. One of the reasons was undoubtedly the end of emergency unemployment benefits."