Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pipeline Politics

So today President Obama made official his rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline, citing as the reason the Republicans insisting on a decision within 60 days. Apparently they thought they could scare him into approving it quickly. Jim, I know … Continue reading

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The race as it stands

I saw a poll that Obama was behind 8 points if the election were today – him vs. Romney. The national rational debate will change this. The press right now makes the right more visible because there is a horse … Continue reading

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Rational Debate

Oh, wouldn’t that be nice. I fear you’ll be waiting awhile, Jim. Don’t hold your breath. You make a lot of good points and I think we’re finding good common ground. One of the things I get between the lines … Continue reading

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Progress

The liberals are now called progressives. This change has been in response to the right labeling liberalism as bad. Today you asked me to read E.J. Dionne in the Wash Post, you said, “I thought he was good today, making … Continue reading

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Jim, You’ll be Shocked

I actually more or less agree with David Brooks today! Both he and Krugman, who I also agree with today, are coming, from different angles, at the question of whether business experience is what we need or should look for … Continue reading

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Oil

The problem is that the Keystone oil will come from tar sands, which is far more dangerous that other forms of oil we mine. No one quite wants to admit it, but we’re running out of the easy to get … Continue reading

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My sIde of the pipeline

The Keystone Pipeline Okay, why not build the pipeline? The objections seem to be the following: 1. Oil in general is bad. Americans should not have any more of it. Oil contributes to global warming. 2. The pipeline could burst, … Continue reading

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