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Latest Solyndra Items
As much of the nation broils under the merciless July sun, the Obama administration can't resist the urge to burn cash on "green" energy projects. Each time one of these solar-energy firms flames out, American taxpayers get singed. Even a sundial would indicate it's quitting time.
President Obama has spent 3 1/2 years waging war on fossil fuels - and American consumers and families are caught in the crossfire.
Global investment in renewable energy reached a record of $257 billion last year, with solar attracting more than half the total spending, according to a U.N. report released Monday.
In a rare moment of comity, President Obama called Mitt Romney on Wednesday to congratulate him on securing the Republican presidential nomination even as his campaign was launching a new line of attack against Mr. Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts.
Shrugging off a revolt from fiscally conservative Republican backbenchers, the House on Wednesday pushed through a last-minute bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which supports American companies that do business in foreign countries. The bank's current charter expires May 31.
We've had some unusual Cabinet secretaries in past administrations - Earl Butz, John Mitchell and James G. Watt come to mind - but never anything quite like the present bunch.
One month after the chief restructuring officer for failed solar panel maker Solyndra reported no wrongdoing by the company, documents show federal investigators have remained busy in recent months scouring the company's financial documents, internal emails and computers.
President Obama has begun a war against free-market capitalism because, he says, we have tried the capitalism approach and it hasn't worked ("Obama attacks inequality while soliciting big-money donors," Web, Tuesday). Where has he been all these years?
In terms of public image, the solar industry isn't having much fun in the sun lately. Many solar firms from around the world have fallen into bankruptcy in a tough environment of increasing competition from cheaper Chinese firms and several cutbacks in subsidies by European governments.