Category Archives: Politics

Mexico Opens Its Energy Sector to Outside Investment

Even Joe Biden would agree: this is a pretty big flipping deal. To recognize how big, you need to understand that Mexico commemorates the anniversary of the day it nationalized its oil fields and threw the Norte Americanos out as … Continue reading

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You can take the course that Vladimir Putin mastered

From this morning’s email comes an offer for an extremely valuable course: Leadership IQ Webinar: Managing Narcissists, Blamers, Drama Queens and more Do you ever have to deal with giant egos, or blamers, or people who find drama in every … Continue reading

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Vox.com’s Ezra Klein Stumbles Bass-Ackward Into a Cogent Point

Yes, Ezra, these graphs explain much about our polarization, but I don’t think the answer is the one you wanted. Continue reading

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When Your ‘Goal’ is not really Your Goal

It’s a massive “tell”: The Kyoto goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions was never the global warming crowd’s true goal.

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Sometimes the Goal is Not Really the Goal

Correspondent Clark Griswold reports: I spent the last three months planning my family’s summer road trip to Wally World. My Trip-Tik anticipated stops at the Grand Canyon, the House of Mud and the World’s Second Largest Ball of Twine, but … Continue reading

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Cummings to Issa: ‘What are you hiding, Mr. Chairman?’

“I am a Member of the Congress of the United States of America!” That was on March 5. Now we know what *you* were hiding, Mr. Ranking Member.

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Entries on HuffPo’s ‘Shutdown Trickle-Down’ List

A Huffington Post article/Top 50 list on the government shutdown (“The Government Shutdown Trickle-Down: 50 Effects Of The Budget Standstill”) purports to document the crushing impact of the legislative impasse on the nation, but left me wondering how serious they … Continue reading

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Senator Harry Reid and Identity Politics

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sees Republican opposition to Obama administration policies, he “hopes” it’s not based in racism. Believe it or not, it is possible to hold a divergent opinion in good faith. Sometimes, Sen. Reid, a … Continue reading

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‘Fracknation’ Seeks the Fracking Truth

Fracknation, a new documentary film by investigative journalist Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magda Segieda premieres Tuesday night, January 22 at 9:00 PM EST on AXS-TV (click for cable and satellite access info). In FrackNation journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliffs and Cocoa Puffs

In the old days, economic crises were organic events that reflected popular greed, economic instability and tangible fear. Speculative bubbles burst, bank┬ádepositors┬ápanicked and stock markets (and stockbrokers) plunged. No more. We have grown too sophisticated for all that. Our economy … Continue reading

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