Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- Yes, New York Times Commenter Maggie Mae, ‘The Heartland’ Matters - January 9, 2017
- The Year in Climate Realism: A Review of 2016 - January 6, 2017
- Dear President-elect Trump: Don’t Listen to Ben Santer - December 28, 2016
Edmund Contoski — author of Makers and Takers, and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute — has done a lot of writing lately about the absurd compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) our government will mandate starting next year.
I challenge you to find a single writer who has catalogued more incidents of the cursed squiggly, gotta-wait-til-it-warms-up, Chinese-made, “green” bulbs causing fires in the homes of Americans. All brought to you, of course, by your well-meaning nannies in the federal government.
Contoski will be on CBS News Monday to talk about this scourge. The network just couldn’t ignore his latest piece at The American Thinker:
New evidence of CFLs causing fires — even exploding — as well as new environmental concerns have come to light since my article “The CFL Fraud” published. Here are some of the additional fires: