Category Archives: Politics

‘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 depositors panicked 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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Debate Watch Party, Louisiana Style #rsrh

Judging from the picture below, it looks like they’re expecting quite a crowd. I’ll be arriving early so I can park in the driveway.

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Drain the Swamp

The heroes of Flight 93 didn’t have a week to conclude we were under attack on September 11, 2001. The attacks had no precedent. Flight 93’s passengers had scant shreds of information but a ton of common sense and the … Continue reading

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NYTimes OpEd: ‘Is the Oil Boom a Mirage?’ Ummmmm. No.

In a New York Times OpEd (Sept. 4, 2012), Old Dominion political science professor Steve Yetiv poses the question: : “Is the Energy Boom a Mirage?”

My answer: “Not no, but Hell, No!”

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