Politics

On energy, survey results show public favors supply, increasingly favors Republicans

New polling from Rasmussen confirms current D.C. scuttlebutt: Republicans are winning on energy. The reason can be boiled down to this: Voters overwhelmingly want prices brought down, they’re convinced that increasing supply is the way to do that, and Republicans …

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support offshore drilling, says poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support offshore drilling, if a new Rasmussen poll can be believed (and considering the phrasing of past polls, that’s arguable). The recent survey shows 64 of Americans in support of drilling offshore and 20 percent against …

The internets weigh in on drilling

A few bits and pieces from around the internets on the drilling issue. Rick Hertzberg has a piece on his New Yorker blog about arguments against drilling. He points out that most of the opportunistic Dem arguments against drilling used …

Oil geopolitics of the Georgia pipeline

I’d like to be a fly on the wall for the upcoming talks between Condoleezza Rice and the Russian leadership. From The New York Times, May 6, 2006:  A day after chastising Moscow for its use of oil and natural …

Quayle’s brain

Advice that readers of The New York Times should consider every Monday: When asked about Kristol’s suggestion that Powell might attend the Democratic National Convention, former Reagan White House Chief of Staff and Powell confidante Ken Duberstein took a swipe …

All of the above minus one

This is poison: If everyone agrees that we should do everything, why is it that we’re spending so much time talking about drilling, and less time on other measures like conservation and alternatives? [Taylor Griffin, a spokesman for the McCain …

McCain economics

Here’s Obama’s new ad hitting McCain: I’m not entirely sure I get the Iraq bit. Is the Obama campaign now trying to cast Iraq as some sort of pampered welfare recipient? I know it now has an oil surplus, but …

Bush administration hustles through ESA rule change with minimal feedback; Obama opposes

So, remember that proposed rule change for the Endangered Species Act, the one that would effectively gut it? A few interesting details. Normally, the Fish and Wildlife Service has a 90-day comment period for a rule change like this. When …

Democratic party platform outlines green goals

The Democratic Party released its national platform Thursday ahead of its upcoming convention in Denver. While the health-care section is Hillary-esque, most sections, including those environment- and energy-related, echo the calls that Barack Obama has made throughout his campaign. The …