Broadly speaking, the serious contenders for the Democratic nomination are offering similar policy proposals — the dispute over health care mandates notwithstanding. But there are large differences among the candidates in their beliefs about what it will take to turn a progressive agenda into reality.
Last week they began kidnapping foreign workers at an alarming pace —22 foreigners kidnapped in 36 hours— and overran offshore platforms and production ships. On Monday, the strongest militant group issued a chilling ultimatum. “All foreign and local nationals working with multinational oil companies and their contractor should vacate Ijaw […]
More than 100 successful small business owners and entrepreneurs visiting from Russia took time from a two-week educational and lobbying effort in Washington, D.C., last Saturday to enjoy a barbecue at the Falls Church home of former U.S. Consul General to St. Petersburg Dr. Jack Gosnell.
Evidence is mounting that oil prices will soon climb to new, perhaps unaffordable for many, highs. Some think “soon” is three, four, or five years away. Others think “soon” may be as close as three, four, five, or six months. It is this latter scenario in which oil and gasoline […]
There’s a story that has become a small legend surrounding singer/songwriter Alexi Murdoch. Early in his career, back when Murdoch was interviewing management companies, he took his demos to one such firm where the rep proceeded to pop the disk into his computer. That’s when Murdoch first knew something was […]
Congress is poised to act on two important pieces of legislation this week. The first will be to make achieving a college education less expensive and the second will be to end government welfare for big oil companies.
As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to look back at what has happened and what clues we can discern about 2007.