There have been a number of articles recently that portray President Bush as someone who strayed from the path of true conservatism. Republicans, these articles say, need to return to their roots.
With every passing month, evidence peak world oil production has either passed or is getting very close becomes stronger. Last week, the world peak oil conference in Ireland, heard that the best available data now suggests there may only be about 250 billion barrels of oil left to find rather […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush is pulling out all the stops to keep the U.S. at war in Iraq as he enters the twilight of his presidency.
In the waning hours before August recess, Congress passed a change to the law governing the Bush Administration’s wiretapping program. This move, which I opposed, came only after the President chose politics over policy, negating a carefully negotiated deal between Republicans and Democrats in exchange for an overreaching, highly controversial […]
“No End in Sight,” a film by Charles Ferguson, showing at Shirlington 7 theater.
August 2 – 8, 2007
During the past week, dozens of stories have appeared in the world’s press commenting on the National Petroleum Council’s new report entitled “Facing the Hard Truths about Energy — A comprehensive view to 2030 of global oil and natural gas.” This report is deemed important because it represents the official […]
In the last few days, two important reports on the prospects for world oil production were “released.” While these reports reach diametrically opposite conclusions, each of them, in its own way, is likely to make a contribution to the debate over just when the economic troubles occasioned by the peaking […]
James W. Holsinger’s controversial nomination for U.S. Surgeon General never made much sense. The last thing Bush’s shattered presidency needed was another battle on Capitol Hill at a time when support for the war in Iraq was eroding among key Senators.
Earmark reform is a hot topic inside the beltway. Republicans, after six years of busting the budget, increased the use of earmarks to unprecedented levels during their reign. For example, the Labor Health and Human Services bill went from having very few earmarks in 1995, to containing $1.2 billion in […]