Monthly Archives: November 2013

Vladimir Has Left the Building

This remarkable interview on Morning Joe with David Schizer, Dean of the Columbia Law School, recapitulates the last five years of my blogging life. My tongue-in-cheek reaction: Ladies and gentlemen, my work here is done. Beginning at about 2:00: President … Continue reading

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‘Free as the Wind’: The True Cost of Wind Energy

Green activists preach about renewable energy sources, using words like ‘holistic’ and ‘sustainable’. Wind energy is one of their favorites; nothing is as free as the wind, n’est-ce pas? If we truly consider the holistic environmental impact of wind turbines … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s Intended Consequences

Saying “we fumbled the rollout,” President Barack Obama announced a fix to the vexing problem of canceled health insurance policies Thursday. He told insurers they don’t have to cancel plans next year just because of the Affordable Care Act. (Source.) … Continue reading

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America’s Strange Love for Corn Ethanol

In 2007, before our domestic shale boom put a big dent in America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Bush Administration made a massive commitment to biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Standard mandated an ever-increasing consumption of ethanol as a motor fuel … Continue reading

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Hey, Edwin and @edwardstrina: We’re Just Not That Into You. #rsrh Following a dismal ratings scorecard, A&E appears to have dumped "The Governor’s Wife." The network aired all four of the season’s remaining episodes Sunday, Nov. 10, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon. The TV show-specific website currently … Continue reading

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Man-Made Disasters: The BP Oil Spill and Obamacare

It is always a good idea to study ones mistakes so as to avoid repeating them. In that light, we will compare and contrast the two man-made disasters will shape the legacy of the Obama Administration: BP’s Macondo oil spill … Continue reading

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This Day in History #nfl #saints

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Is There a Hydrogen Car in Your Future?

A couple of weeks back, I blogged about the State of California’s use of monthly user fees on utilities to create massive programs to benefit alternative energy (“Robbin’ the ‘Hood”: California’s Green Energy Schemes Benefit the Well-Connected). One of the highlighted … Continue reading

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One highlight of LAGCOE 2013: Frank’s Casing’s Float Plane

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