Politics

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Senate Democrats propose a new economic stimulus package

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) have unveiled a $56.2 billion “economic recovery package” that includes funding …

Appoint of no return

Regulation-loathing Cheney aide nominated for key Energy Dept. post

With the nation’s attention turned to the financial crisis, the White House today announced that the president intends to nominate F. Chase Hutto III, a …

Loan ranger

House approves $25 billion in direct loans for auto industry

The House of Representatives yesterday approved  $25 billion in direct loans to help the auto industry comply with stricter gas mileage standards.   The loans …

The sound of science

Obama/Biden campaign releases science and innovation plan

The Obama campaign released a policy outline [PDF] today on science and innovation, pledging to double federal funding for research over 10 years.   An …

Drinking at the public fountain

The new corporate threat to our water supplies

This is a guest essay by authors and filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman. Their book Thirst exposed how the corporate drive to control water …

A car in every garage

Everyone in the world has already linked to this story about McCain’s 13 cars (Obama has one — a hybrid Ford Escape), but I just …

How much for that policy in the window?

Gingrich’s group is flush with victory and flush with cash

The Congressional moratorium on offshore drilling is set to lapse, and Newt Gingrich’s astroturf group, American Solutions for Winning the Future, is riding high: Las …

Sarah Palin is the fungible candidate

McCain’s veep candidate lacks breadth and depth on energy issues

I have a new article in Salon on Sarah Palin, “The fungible candidate.” But it is really about the (lack of) judgment of John McCain. …

Palin’s narrow border

Words fail me.