Virginia U.S. Senator James Webb told the monthly breakfast meeting of the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council in Falls Church last Friday that there’s no way the U.S. can build a stable, pro-western nation in Afghanistan, and that if more U.S. troops are sent in there, it should only be […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: A Turning Point?
Events are moving faster all the time. Some are highly visible such as the falling stock markets, the steadily rising unemployment numbers and the drumbeat of global gloom and doom emanating from the media.
The Peak Oil Crisis: Parsing the Numbers
Someday peak oil will be about high gas prices and lines at the pumps, but for the time being it is mostly about numbers – lots and lots of numbers.
A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church
As the scouts say, “Always be ready”! This simple phrase can apply to the many aspects of life. Life is unpredictable, and so are emergencies.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Next Shoe to Drop
The past week’s 20-point drop in the market price of oil is primarily attributable to forceful declarations by key Democrats in Congress, including Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, that they’ll investigate the role of dubious speculation in driving the price to its recent peak of $147 a barrel.
Jim Moran’s News Commentary
Sky-rocketing gas prices threaten to sink our economy and are making life difficult for all Americans, especially those struggling along the margins to get by.
Nicholas F. Benton: Blame Gas Prices On the Banks
The Washington Post and most other Republicans, including presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, chose to turn their backs on hours of explosive, expert testimony before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday that nailed unbridled financial speculation as the root cause of the recent period’s absurd run up in […]
The Peak Oil Crisis: Load Shedding
Largely unnoticed in America are the increasingly frequent electricity shortages developing around the world.
The Peak Oil Crisis: The Future Of Our Cars
Within the next ten years the size, shape, efficiency, fuel and numbers of private automobiles is going to undergo a radical change. The nine million barrells of gasoline we currently use in the U.S. each day simply will not be available in the quantities desired at any price. If a […]
Dowd on Drinks: Nothing Personal, It’s Just Business
We may talk of the romanticism of the cocktail hour, the gusto of the beer party, the scintillating conversation sparked by fine wines, but at the end of the day it’s all a business.