Fossil Fuels: Reliable Energy of the Past and the Future According to Wikipedia, Earth Day is a “day early each year on which events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.” We’re coming up … read more
Michigan, Stanford, Penn and Princeton have teamed up to offer free online college-level courses (not for credit) in a wide variety of disciplines, here’s a link to their “Coursera” website.
President Obama disagrees with the past 30 years of U.S. economic policy. As he said during his Osawatomie, Kansas, speech last December: … there is a certain crowd in Washington who, for the last few decades, have said, let’s respond to … read more
Almost from day one, the Obama administration’s national security team has tossed around the words “balancing risks” as though they were some magic mantra that indicated just how sophisticated they would be, compared with those yahoos in the previous administration, … read more
The greedy, market-manipulating, market-destabilizing speculators on Intrade are favoring an Obama re-election with odds of 60.4%, see chart above. Will Obama call for an investigation? Probably not, since Intrade is based in Ireland.
The Washington Post reports that Mitt Romney is slowing winning the support of the conservative grassroots, but not their hearts. Many conservatives are ready to vote for Romney because he is the best chance of beating Barack Obama, but they still … read more
Like many liberals, Elizabeth Warren, the consumer activist who’s running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, says wealthier Americans should pay higher taxes. She, for instance, supports the Buffett Rule and letting the high-end Bush tax cuts expire. Now, Warren is … read more
You would think that a group named for Harry Truman would at least make some effort to carry on his legacy of a strong national defense and vigorous American leadership within the Democratic Party. At a time when the Democrats … read more
Both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal today have stories looking at the fragility of the U.S. economic recovery. The NYT: Some of the same spoilers that interrupted the recovery in 2010 and 2011 have emerged … read more
Environmental politics: As expected, Barack Obama got endorsements this week from some of the big environmental organizations. Will they matter in November? Our annual compilation of data on American attitudes toward the environment shows that Democrats continue to have a … read more