Widening Gulf between Oil and Security

September 20th, 2010

By Jan Barry The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from BP’s drilling platform that exploded and killed 11 workers fouled key fishing areas, befouled wildlife and relentlessly threatened to ruin the region’s beaches and tourism industry. But perhaps the biggest shock was the out-of-control oil plume’s jolt to Americans’ sense of national […]


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Oil Is Not the Only Mess in the Gulf of Mexico

June 28th, 2010

By Dan Miller Based on the various media accounts I’ve read it’s a mess, reminiscent of Robert Heinlein’s little ditty, “When in danger and in doubt, Run in circles, scream and shout!” The danger and the doubt are certainly present — probably as much of the latter as of the former, and the screaming and […]


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The Limits of Presidential Power

June 25th, 2010

By Larry Ennis With vastly expanded powers of government available at the discretion of politicians and bureaucrats, private individuals and organizations can be forced into accepting the imposition of powers that were never granted to the government by the Constitution. The above is a quote from a Thomas Sowell article in Investor’s Business Daily. Sowell […]


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Please Stop Calling It a Spill!

June 21st, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor My almost-five-year-old daughter knocked over her glass of milk the other night at dinner. The result? A small puddle of milk on and under our kitchen table otherwise known as spilled milk. My wife’s and my reactions? “Oops. You spilled your milk. Oh well, accidents happen. Let’s clean it up.” With […]


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The Day After

June 16th, 2010

By Larry Ennis I intended to write something yesterday before the President made his Oval Office pitch. After all the efforts put forth by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I was expecting more. I knew the President would use the Gulf catastrophe to put forth his energy tax/cap-and-trade agenda. After the obligatory shot at […]


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