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|1) Our Thoughts On Yesterday|
|2) Now We Will Find Out Whether Merrick Garland Is a True Moderate|
President-elect Biden has selected Merrick Garland, a respected judge of the Federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to be his new Attorney General. Garland, of course, was the Obama 11th hour nominee for the Supreme Court.
We’ve been generally disgusted by the Biden appointees, but we’re pleased by this pick. Garland has served as a centrist judge who has eschewed radical reinterpretations of the Constitution. Republicans have often spoken favorably of Judge Garland. In 2017, Utah Senator Mike Lee tweeted that President Trump “should nominate Merrick Garland to replace James Comey.” Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has praised him as “an apolitical professional.”
Four years ago Democrats trumpeted Garland’s moderate tendencies, and now we hope and pray he will stick to those principles in what is shaping up to be one of the most leftist administrations in American history.
|3) Labor Unions Fight for Nuclear Power|
It’s another classic case of what we call the blues versus the greens. The AFL-CIO is supporting nuclear energy. But where is the climate change lobby when you need them?
We’re speaking about Big Labor’s rebellion against the early retirement of two nuclear plants in – Byron and Dresden, IL – towns located in the outer western suburbs of Chicago. The power company Exelon wants to shut them down, but the Illinois AFL-CIO argues that nuclear power provides 28,000 “high paying jobs” throughout the state. “The two plants boost Illinois’ economy, generate money for local communities and support thousands of families… and pay millions in state taxes annually, benefitting local schools, libraries, parks and public works,” the Illinois union says.
The union’s report also maintains that Exelon’s plan “would cause Illinois consumers and businesses to pay $313 million more annually for electricity, or $3.1 billion more over a decade.” And here’s the kicker: “The Byron and Dresden plants alone prevent more than 20 million metric tons of CO2 each year – like taking nearly 4.5 million cars off the road.”
But the environmental groups are nowhere to be found. Why? Because they hate nuclear power and are financed by the solar and wind industry lobby. They oppose a form of energy that emits NO greenhouse gases. Are there no ends to leftwing hypocrisy?
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