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    Morning Bell: Palin Powers Party Today, American Consumers Tomorrow

    ST. PAUL — The most common headline or lead for stories about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s speech last night was that she “electrified” the arena. Watching from our perch in the rafters we have to agree: Palin sent the energy in the Excel Center through the roof. For all the … More

    'We Don't Have to Wait till November'

    ST. PAUL – Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) kicked off a House Republican Conference presser today explaining, “Energy is an issue we don’t have to wait till November to address.” For the next five minutes one might have thought they were at a Speaker Nancy Pelosi press conference as Putnam reeled … More

    Does 14% OF 28.5 Billion Sound Like a Compromise to You?

    The ‘Gang of 10‘ energy plan being sold by a bipartisan group of Senators claims to be a ‘compromise‘ that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) calls “a step in the right direction.” But is it? Does the bill really make an honest attempt to develop more of our domestic energy … More

    New York Times Admits Drilling Can Lower Gas Prices

    The New York Times has repeatedly asserted on its editorial page that lifting the bans on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge should be resisted since they would “make only a modest difference, at best, to prices at the pump.” Well, the NYT’s … More

    Reductio Ad Absurdum and the Left

    The left is still entirely flummoxed about how to respond to conservative dominance on energy issues. The Center for American Progress’ Matthew Yglesias has been reduced to absurdly caricaturing Republican policy proposals. Yglesias writes: [I]t’s worth pointing out that at today’s version of the House GOP’s now-daily “Let’s Drill Everywhere!” … More

    Energy Efficiency Is Not Enough

    Defending his call for the United States to adopt more European like laws mandating centrally planned levels of energy efficiency, The Center for American Progress’ Matt Yglesias writes: What would be desirable would be to … reduce America’s economic vulnerability to supply shocks associated with political instability in the world’s … More

    Obama's Costly Energy Plan

    Barack Obama released his “New Energy for America” plan today during his speech at Michigan State University. His entire energy plan is laid out here. Relieving America from its foreign oil addiction was the gist of his speech: Without a doubt, this addiction is one of the most dangerous and … More

    Morning Bell: The People's House, Not Pelosi's Politburo

    This Sunday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi again promised to use all her power to prevent the House from voting on any measure that would allow new oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Outer Continental Shelf. A majority of Americans support new oil exploration in these regions. Pelosi … More

    Pelosi Trying To 'Save Planet' at Expense of U.S. Economy

    Today’s New York Times carries a story titled “Strong Economy Propels Brazil to World Stage” and reports: It has greatly diversified its industrial base, has huge potential to expand a booming agricultural sector into virgin fields and holds a tremendous pool of untapped natural resources. New oil discoveries will thrust … More

    Domestic Oil Production: Even a Little More Could Mean a Lot

    Critics of expanding domestic oil drilling into currently restricted areas such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the 85% of our territorial waters that are off-limits often dismiss the extra energy as a “drop in the bucket” — too small to ever make much difference in the global … More