Forget This

What to know: The revisionist history in a new book, “Forget the Alamo,” continues to gain widespread attention and praise.

The TPPF take: This is a fight TPPF won’t back down from.

“Far more of an anti-Texas polemic than serious history, the book is an utter disappointment,” says TPPF’s Kevin Roberts. “The key reason is the presence of dozens of ‘straw man’ arguments. The primary example reduces anyone who supports the popular understanding of what occurred at the Alamo to a white supremacist.”

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A Perfect Record

What to know: Doomsayer Paul Ehrlich, whose 1968 book “The Population Bomb” was wrong in every single respect, has a new prediction. Civilization will soon collapse completely.

The TPPF take: At least he’s consistent—consistently wrong, that is.

“My son and his generation are fortunate indeed to be born in the 21st century,” says TPPF’s Katie Tahuahua. “Infant mortality is at its lowest rate in recorded history, and life expectancy it’s highest, even in the poorest of countries. The proportion of people living in extreme poverty has plummeted from nearly half the global population in 1980 to less than 10 percent today. Education and literacy, equality of the sexes, and economic freedom are better than ever.”

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More Power

What to know: As the summer heats up, California is begging neighboring states for more power.

The TPPF take: California is exporting its bad energy policies.

“California’s politically driven renewable energy mandates are likely to cause more blackouts this summer outside of California after a remarkable ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that allows California to hijack electricity that Arizona already contracted to receive,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore.

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