Category Archives: Energy

State Department Delays XL Pipeline, Public Wants it Stopped

Keystone XL Protesters Surround the White House President Obama put off making a decision about the XL Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline by sending it back for review by the State Department. The final decision of whether to build the controversial Keystone XL … Continue reading

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Oil Executives Say they Need Subsidies while getting $100/barrel of Oil

Is it a joke? 5 Oil Executives appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why they still want $2.1 billion/year subsidies from the U.S. government. This does not make sense since in 2005 when oil was $55/barrel, the oil … Continue reading

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Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plants Show U.S. Danger of Nuclear Power

Will the NRC come clean about how much radiation is seeping into the United States? Could American nuclear reactors withstand similar catastrophes as Japan’s Fukushima plants? What needs to be done to insure the safety of U.S. reactors, especially those on or near earthquake fault lines? Continue reading

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Red-Tape GOP REINS Act Set to Create Gridlock in D.C.

The REINS Act was proposed in the last Congress as H.R. 3765 by Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and S. 3826 by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC). This Act is called the “Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act”. The … Continue reading

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Redwing blackbirds drop from sky in Arkansas, Kentucky and Louisana

What caused 5,000 Redwing blackbirds to suddenly die and fall from the sky shortly before midnight on 12/31/2010? This story has captured many people’s interest around the world. It is bizarre and true and seems to be right out of … Continue reading

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Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats to Convey their Moral Message

Linguist George Lakoff encourages Democrats and Progressives to reframe more clearly their moral message to the American people. Is America having a greed crisis? Is that why so many people are unemployed? Is privatization really government for profit? Are tax breaks for the top 1-2% of Americans really public theft? Can Americans remember that empathy is the basis of true democracy and that we need to take social as well as personal responsibility? Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for 1-2% will Certainly Create Huge Deficit

Why do Republicans insist that Tax Cuts for the Top 1-2% Earners in the U.S. will create jobs? This is a myth. Tax Cuts for TOP 1-2% and Certainty Myth of Jobs The Bush tax cuts have been in place … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi Stands Up for All Americans in NYT Magazine Interview

Nancy Pelosi is a role model for all women. She was recently interviewed by Deborah Soloman of the NYT Magazine. Excerpts from the NYT Magazine Article: O.K., but you could admit to having deep emotions about your setback in the … Continue reading

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