Disappearing Oil and Gulf Seafood: Passing the Sniff Test

Since the Deepwater Horizon exploded and sank on April 20 killing 11 workers the NOAA estimates that 206 million gallons of “light sweet crude” spewed from BP’s Macondo well field, fouling the waters of the Gulf, shutting down much of the commerce of the surrounding region and creating a giant toxic bouillabaisse in which now swim whatever critters managed to survive poisoning, suffocation, or being roasted alive. Continue reading

Capitol Idea: To Get Re-elected, It’s Not The Republicans Obama Has To Worry About

Every American president’s worst re-election nightmare isn’t an economy that’s tanking as November approaches, or even having to face a popular opponent of the other party. No, what presidents fear most is having to face a challenge to renomination from his own party. That’s because having to defeat a primary … Continue reading