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  • Monthly Archives: July 2008

    Morning Bell: The Axis of Oil

    Venezuela’s leftist leader Hugo Chavez isn’t set to arrive until tomorrow to meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimr Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev, but two Russian media outlets are already claiming that Chavez will buy $1 billion to $2 billion worth of subs, helicopters and airplanes while in Moscow. Since … More

    EPA Says Global Warming Poses Substantial Threat to Humans

    Extreme heat waves, increased hurricanes, disease and death were the crux of the message the EPA delivered when it released its report on climate change and health yesterday. It seems to be another case of highlighting the Armageddon dangers albeit these are the least plausible. This comes only a week … More

    Where You Go, EPA will Follow

    Bob gets up for work and promptly leaves his apartment complex at 8:00 a.m. It’s an important day for Bob; he’s flying to Chicago to take an important client out to dinner. But as he’s leaving, he notices a handful of men inspecting his apartment complex. Puzzled and a bit … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Argentina’s leftist protectionist President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner suffered a huge defeat yesterday when the Senate voted 37 to 36 to reject the system of floating-rate taxes that the government imposed in March of this year. The New York Times reports: The new tax system raised taxes on soybeans from … More

    It Depends on Your Definition of 'Biggest'

    New York Times reporter Andre Revkin has a typically banal hatchet job of a post up at his Dot Earth blog trying to undercut Newt Gingrich’s “Drill here, Drill now, Pay less” campaign by using the tired lefty tactic of painting him as a tool of big oil. Newt’s a … More

    She's Afraid ... She's Very Afraid

    Yesterday CNN’s Wolf Blitzer interviewed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), drilling her about her refusal to allow more domestic energy production. From the interview: BLITZER: There are a lot of people out there, including plenty of Democrats, who say one of the most important things to do right now is to … More

    Morning Bell: Going on the Offensive in Pakistan

    Earlier this week, the New York Daily News caught the Obama campaign purging their website of any evidence that Obama ever believed the surge in Iraq was not working. Obama’s new position on the surge is that there is an “improved security situation” in Iraq due to “our military’s hard … More

    Taking Technology Seriously: Conservatives Turn a Corner

    AUSTIN, Tex. — Anyone who follows technology and politics knows the narrative: The right is lagging behind liberals online. Whether it’s breaking news on blogs, raising money on the web or mobilizing activists, liberals claim to hold an edge. It’s a story that has been told for nearly two years. … More

    Energy 101: An Interactive Quiz

    The American Petroleum Institute just released its Energy IQ Survey that you can access here. The survey, which also comes in a printable PDF form, asks a series of questions that Americans will find both informative and surprising. It’s easy to see that rising gas prices are hurting American households. … More

    Tankosphere Today: July 17,2008

    Al Gore, You Are No Jack Kennedy, Sir – The Chilling Effect Al Gore owes the Associated Press for a big, sloppy kiss comparing his new challenge to the mystique of John F. Kennedy. All we can say is, wow… (tags: Energy) 19 Times Bigger than Enron, and the Networks … More