Battery builder A123 Systems that won $249 million federal grant files for bankruptcy

Justin Hyde Motoramic Yahoo! Autos 10/16/2012

No company has embodied Washington’s hope for an American-built electric vehicle business like A123 Systems. The Massachusetts-based company was supposed to become the leading home-grown supplier of lithium-ion batteries for automakers in the United States and around the world — fueled in part by a $249 million grant from […]

Eco-scams are as easy as ‘A123’

Michelle Malkin 3/30/2012

While President Obama was busy lambasting Big Oil tax breaks on Thursday, yet another one of his environmental welfare recipients (the very kind he wants to redistribute oil subsidies to) was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Who needs to win the Mega Millions lottery? Start a pie-in-the-sky eco-boondoggle, and a half-billion-dollar […]

Solar Energy: Popular but Corrupt

Warren Beatty American Thinker 3/15/2012

No one has ever been against solar energy. Far from it. In fact, according to a recent survey by Kelton Research, 92% of Americans say it’s important for the U.S. to develop and use solar energy. This support for solar power is consistent across political party affiliation, with 89% […]

‘Truly frightening. Truly.’

William A. Jacobson Legal Insurrection 2/16/2012

For everyone who says that under no circumstances would they vote for a particular Republican candidate if that person were the nominee, ponder this list of potential Obama nominee replacements for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a second Obama term.

Be sure to go far down the list to […]

‘I hope you know what you’re doing’

Car czar’s new tell-all book: Rahm curses UAW

Ariana Eunjung Cha The Washington Post 9/3/2010

Wall Street financier Steve Rattner’s new book, “Overhaul,” has some delicious details about internal discussions within the Obama Administration regarding the bailout of U.S. automakers:

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, when reminded that tens of thousands of jobs are at […]