Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is the author, most recently, of Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future.

Science
Feb. 20 2013 10:56 AMIs the Keystone XL Pipeline Worth Getting Arrested For?While opponents protest, oil companies turn to railroads.
Science
May 29 2012 6:00 AMThe Coal Hard FactsEnvironmentalists fervently wish for the end of coal. Here’s why it can’t be replaced anytime soon.
Future Tense
Oct. 14 2011 7:20 AMDon’t Count Oil OutAlternative energies won’t replace oil, gas, and coal anytime soon.
Moneybox
June 10 2010 12:14 PMThe Ethanol TrapThe oil blowout will mean more subsidies for the corn-fuel industry. That's bad news for consumers.
Moneybox
May 15 2008 3:24 PMGasoline Is CheapFour dollars a gallon is outrageous! We should be paying much more.
Hey, Wait A Minute
July 19 2005 8:12 AMCorn DogThe ethanol subsidy is worse than you can imagine.
Food
July 31 2012 7:01 PMFood as FuelThis summer’s drought highlights the madness of the government’s ethanol mandates.
Politics
April 25 2012 4:33 PMObama’s Oil BlindnessAmerica has the most creative and efficient oil industry in the world. Why doesn’t the president understand that?
Green Room
Aug. 16 2010 1:38 PMBlown in the WindThe U.S. should stop wasting billions to subsidize unreliable wind energy projects.
Green Room
Nov. 12 2008 6:55 AMThe Corn Isn't GreenThe real reason ethanol won't—and can't—cut American oil imports.
Hey, Wait A Minute
June 26 2007 3:09 PMThe Great Corn ConThe Senate's preposterous new ethanol bill.
Hey, Wait A Minute
Jan. 25 2005 9:10 AMAs Green as a NeoconWhy Iraq hawks are driving Priuses.

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Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Music

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How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
  Life
Outward
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?