Category Archives: Politics

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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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Brilliant Chris Matthews #rsrh

It’s an ill wind…

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‘Eco-Taxes’ Planned for a Second Obama Term?

The issue of Climate Change has been a no-show in the 2012 election cycle; one would think that ManBearPig had been named an endangered species. But a two-year study commisioned by Barack Obama’s Treasury Department will recommend ways to “green” … Continue reading

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Cyber Attacks Target Oil in the Middle East

According to an article in The New York Times, on August 15 of this year a successful cyberattack struck Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company and the world’s largest oil producer. The virus-based attack wiped the hard drives of 30,000 … Continue reading

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Paging Mr. Oil, Mr. Gas, Mr. Coal: Obama on Energy

Much of Tuesday night’s Presidential Townhall from Hofstra University focused on energy, and oil and gas policy in particular. Taking credit for recent increases in oil and gas production seems to be a particular obsession of President Obama’s. As I … Continue reading

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Fact Checking CNN’s Fact Checkers

What is the value of fact checking if the fact-checkers don’t have a clue about the facts they’re checking? CNN’s Fact check: Oil and natural gas production under Obama goes to great lengths to debunk two sentences uttered by Candidate … Continue reading

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