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    The Rural/Urban Energy Divide

    Last week the Santa Barbara city council voted 5 – 1 to affirm its opposition to offshore oil drilling. The measure was passed to counter an August 26th Santa Barbara county supervisor’s vote in favor offshore oil drilling. While both votes were completely symbolic, they do point to a clear … 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

    The Left Loves High Energy Costs

    DENVER — The Big Tent is sponsoring no less than 10 panels about global warming this week, and Robert Kennedy Jr. was the star of one titled “Climate Problems and Solutions: Local to Global.” The panelists all agreed that cap and trade was the only possible legislation that had a … 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

    Morning Bell: Pelosi Asks, We Answer

    Feeling pressure from the House Republican revolt on energy prices, Speaker Nancy Pelosi took time from her busy book tour — current Amazon sales rank No. 1,631, and priced to sell at $16.29, down from the original $23.95 — to release a “Top Ten Questions for the House GOP on … More

    Get Ready for the Left's Annual Appeasement to Hugo Chavez

    The New York Times has a front page story out today blaring “Home Energy Prices Are Expected to Soar” that reports: Amid a slowing economy, high energy costs are weighing heavily on pocketbooks, and have become a major political issue. …But Democrats and Republicans are deeply split about how to … More

    Morning Bell: Supply Matters

    Political experts across the country keep asking why Barack Obama continues to conspicuously fail to cross the 50% threshold against John McCain despite the fact “Democrats enjoy the most favorable political winds since at least 1976.” It may have something to do with the fact that the top issues on … More

    Morning Bell: Pelosi Running Out the Clock at Expense of National Security

    The Politico reports today that according to Democratic House aides, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “energy agenda has been carefully gamed out in strategy sessions” with Pelosi taking “heat on gas prices while tacitly encouraging more vulnerable Democrats to publicly disagree with her and show their independence.” One senior House Democratic aide … More

    Obama Not Even Trying to Reduce Energy Prices

    On June 10, when CNBC’s John Harwood asked if high energy costs were good for America, Barack Obama replied: “I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.” Obama did not say it directly, but the logical conclusion from his statement is that Obama does not believe the government … More

    Liberals on Fantasy Island When it Comes to Energy

    The San Francisco Chronicle reports today that a new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows that, for the first time in 30 years, a majority (51%) of Californians support drilling off the coast of California. Responding to the fact that a majority if her constituents disagree with her on … More