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Tag: oil spill
  • Obama Should Kick the Government’s Ass

    Loath to waste a good crisis, the progressive consensus is that America’s overwhelming thirst for oil is the ultimate cause of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Self-styled progressives argue that if only the government would take more action to regulate energy and encourage the development of alternatives to traditional fossil …

  • Big Government Helps Fix the Oil Spill

    From Reason.com:

  • Gulf Oil Spill Tops Ixtoc Mexico Spill

    As of yesterday, the gulf oil spill has surpassed the Ixtoc oil spill in Mexico and therefore taken the title of largest oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As the oil spill continues, some mainstream media sites are starting to notice the disgusting relationship between BP and the government. 

  • BP and Climate Change

    How likely is it that the BP oil spill will be used to grow government?  Wait, don’t guess.  I’ll tell you:  very likely.  Dean Zarras at the Civil Society Trust blog says: Addressing climate change just doesn’t rank very high with voters.   Amongst the top ten “most important issues” listed in a recent Rasmussen poll, …

  • Thoughts on the BP Oil Spill and the Tragedy of the Mixed Economy

    The minute the recent oil spill in the Gulf started, I could almost hear the calls from those who would like nothing better then to condemn this as a market failure and bring the heavy hand of government in to secure the blessings of order in a formerly anarchic soulless profit driven enterprise.  Indeed, the …

  • Democrats Seek to Use BP Oil Spill to Pass (BP) Climate Bill

    The opening paragraph of this New York Times article states, “Senate Democrats believe they’ve found a surefire way to force Republicans to support a sweeping climate and energy bill that directly addresses greenhouse gas emissions.” How? By using “the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to secure the necessary Republican votes,” of course! The article continues, …

  • Malaise We Can Believe In

    The comparisons between Barack Obama and the utter failure known as Jimmy Carter are many and varied.  Obama’s first address from the Oval Office sounded eerily similar to Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” address, which is known as his “malaise” speech even though he never used the word.  Before Obama’s address Walter Shapiro, a former Carter …

  • Singer Sophie B. Hawkins: Obama throwing country ‘under the bus,’ choking on spill response

    The slow awakening of Obama supporters continues to enlighten. After the jump there are some great quotes. H/t The Hill: Singer Sophie B. Hawkins told The Hill on Thursday that “America’s being thrown under the bus” by President Barack Obama as he presses forward with his agenda and comes under criticism for his response to …