RedState Morning Briefing

RedState Morning Briefing
For February 17, 2010

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1. Exodus From Climate Change Bandwagon Begins en Masse

BP America, Conoco Phillips, and Caterpillar (among others) have announced their intentions to quit the Climate Action Partnership, a group whose mission is to “call on the federal government to enact legislation requiring significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.” BP American says it “intends to go solo in its quest to influence the national discussion on climate change.” Conoco says it’s quitting to “focus on reducing near-term greenhouse gas emissions by developing its natural gas operations.” Caterpillar says it wants “to focus on commercializing technologies that it said would accomplish the same goals pursued by U.S. CAP.” What they didn’t say was said for them by Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (”a public interest group dedicated to free enterprise and limited government”). Please click here for the rest of the post.

2. The One Way Street

I wrote this last November, but in light of current events (see e.g. McCain v. Hayworth) I think it is worth posting again. We hear this all time — conservatives in the GOP have to play nice with the moderates. We never hear the other, that moderates should play nice with conservatives. Why is that? Consider the facts. Please click here for the rest of the post.

3. I Bet They Didn’t Mirandize Him

Great news from Afghanistan: “Secret Joint Raid Captures Taliban’s Top Commander” putting aside for today the fact that the NYT leaked a secret again…something they do quite frequently. Please click here for the rest of the post.

4. CPAC Bound

As RedState does every year at this time, we’re all packing up and heading to Washington, DC to cover CPAC 2010. We’ll be up there all week live blogging the speeches, snagging interviews, being interviewed, and seeing the sights and snow. Stay tuned. Please click here for the rest of the post.