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    James R. Schlesinger: Devoted Patriot

    The U.S. lost a dedicated public servant yesterday with the passing of James R. Schlesinger, a prominent member of the Washington establishment during a particularly troubled time in our country’s more recent history. Serving as chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, secretary of … More

    Energy Efficiency Bill Is a Big Step in the Wrong Direction

    Senator Byron Dorgan (D–ND) told Greenwire (subscription required) that an energy efficiency bill that passed through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee would be a necessary “first step” to more federal efforts to overhaul energy policy. The legislation, introduced by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D–NH) and Rob Portman (R–OH), contains … More

    Obama's Energy Secretary Gives Himself An "A" on Gas Prices

    Gas prices have hit $3.87 per gallon, the highest ever recorded in March and 30 cents higher than a year ago, but Secretary of Energy Steven Chu thinks he has done an outstanding job at working to keep prices down. In congressional testimony yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of … More

    President Responds to the Inaudible Cries for Higher Gasoline Prices

    It appears the President studied economics with his textbook upside down. He proposes to raise taxes on oil companies in order to combat high gasoline prices. Or not. Maybe his textbook was right side up and he thinks gasoline prices are too low. That would be consistent with statements by … More