Politics

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Reid smarter than Clinton

Vows to keep the gas tax holiday out of pending Democrat gas price legislation.

Politics

Friends of the Earth Action launches ad against Clinton’s ‘gas tax holiday’

Friends of the Earth Action, which over the weekend endorsed Barack Obama in the Democratic primary, issued a new web ad today criticizing Hillary Clinton for supporting a “gas-tax holiday” and praising Obama for his “honest clean energy policy.” Here’s …

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Bhopal activists detained after protest at Prime Minister’s house

Activists and victims of the world’s worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India, in 1984 were detained by police this week after protesting in front of the Indian Prime Minister’s house. The Bhopal protesters, including many children, have been in Delhi …

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Direct mailers from Obama campaign hail ‘clean Kentucky coal’

Obama for clean Kentucky coal Hillary Clinton has been pilloried for pandering to working class voters with her gas-tax holiday proposal. But she’s not the only one telling working-class voters what they want to hear. “Barack Obama believes in clean …

Climate & Energy

Obama energy adviser Jason Grumet talks climate, coal, and transportation policy

As executive director of the National Commission on Energy Policy, a bipartisan group of 20 energy experts created in 2002, Jason Grumet has come in for some flack from environmentalists. NCEP’s influential 2004 energy report called for several measures anathema …

Climate & Energy

Clinton vows to take down OPEC

Now Clinton’s going to dissolve OPEC: “We’re going to go right at OPEC,” she said. “They can no longer be a cartel, a monopoly that get together once every couple of months in some conference room in some plush place …

Politics

Glenn Hurowitz’s analysis of Democratic election strategy

Hurowitz has written a book that analyzes how the Democrats managed to lose control of Congress for 12 whole years and let Bush get into and hold his office for the last eight. He sums up the problem in a …

Politics

Is there no end to it?

First McCain panders to middle-class drivers, now he’s pandering to Ron Steenblick!

Climate & Energy

Clinton sings the faux-populist, anti-intellectual Manichean blues

I must say I’m surprised and gratified at the amount of coverage the gas-tax holiday is getting. It appears to be blowing up in Clinton’s face, which is exactly what would happen in a Good and Just world. Earlier this …