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January 2010

State of the President: Still green

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. And in this case, that’s a good thing. In spite of shifting rhetoric, in spite of the changing hues on the shimmering surface of politics, Obama’s first initiative after his 2010 State of the Union Address…

With Scott Brown’s election to the Senate yesterday, hope has dimmed that the United States will cap its greenhouse gas emissions in the coming year, and on that hope rests the greater hope that the rest of the warming world can do the same.
But the…

The brigands of the left take pride in refusing to compromise, but pride spirals inevitably into the sort of cynicism epitomized by this fresh quote from that posterboy of leftist pride, the uncompromising Ralph Nader:
“The attraction is a three-way…

Would you trade a Senate supermajority for a carbon cap?

Exiting Senators Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota are now free to vote in 2010 without concern for reelection.
That could be good news for a carbon cap and trade vote this year. After 2010, prospects look more grim,…

UPDATED with new video from Sea Shepherd, showing the Japanese ship turning toward the trimaran to ram it:
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The whale wars are on again in the Southern Ocean off of Australia. One member of the Sea Shepherd crew was…