Millions endure record cold without power; at least 20 dead

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm. […]

‘A complete bungle’: Texas’ energy pride goes out with cold

The Golden Hammer Staff and Associated Press Houston and Austin, February 17 – Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted Tuesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat — out for 36 hours […]

Editorial: The moral limit to judicial review

Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer It’s been 55 years since Herbert Wechsler, the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Law at Columbia University Law School, wrote his remarkable article in the Columbia Law Review, “The Courts and the Constitution.” In that article Wechsler asked two questions: (1) “What are the practical political limits within which […]

BREAKING NEWS! Noack confers with Entergy CEO about power outages

BREAKING NEWS! The Golden Hammer Staff Reports The Woodlands and Conroe, August 27 – Power outages hit Montgomery County beginning at approximately 11:54 a.m., as several businesses in south Montgomery County have reported. The outages were initially only south of the San Jacinto River but spread to areas north of the River at approximately 1:43 p.m. […]

Venezuela capital in the dark again after massive blackout

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The lights went out across much of Venezuela Monday, reviving fears of the blackouts that plunged the country into chaos a few months ago as the government once again accused opponents of sabotaging the nation’s hydroelectric power system. The power in the capital went out after 4 p.m. (2000 GMT) and […]

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend’s oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. Around 30,000 customers in Brooklyn were taken off power Sunday, […]

Chaos spreads in Venezuela after days without power

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans on Monday converged on a polluted river in Caracas to fill water bottles and held scattered protests in several cities as growing chaos took hold in a country whose people have had little power, water and communications for days. A 3-year-old girl with a brain tumor languished in a Caracas […]

In announcing his liberal, pro-Big Government views, Metts displays complete misunderstanding of government

Conroe, January 6 – Precinct 4 Montgomery County Commissioner James Metts made clear that he’s a liberal, pro-Big Government activist immediately after he took the Oath of Office on January 1, 2019. He also made clear that he doesn’t understand much about the American system of government. Privately, Metts has made clear to his Precinct […]