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Entries by Carl Pope from 02/2008

Progress in the Belly of the Beast?

| Posted 02.01.2008 | Huffington Post

North Carolina is a state where public utilities cast a long, long political shadow. But it's also a state that has shown remarkable leadership and sp...

The Scorched Earth Begins

| Posted 02.06.2008 | Huffington Post

Seattle -- According to Wikipedia, the Scythians were the first to use the military tactic of scorched earth -- destroying your own homeland to deny i...

John McCain Should Be Ashamed

| Posted 02.08.2008 | Huffington Post

I have just listened to carefully coached staff members for Senator John McCain lie repeatedly about the Senator's failure to show up and vote on the ...

The Oil Patch Hits an Ice Skid

| Posted 02.13.2008 | Politics

In Maryland, there was one clearly decisive win -- environmental activist and champion Donna Edwards soundly beat incumbent Al Wynn.

Is John McCain Really Unclear on the Concept?

| Posted 02.14.2008 | Politics

You are either in the Bush/Big Oil voluntarism camp or you are not. What is McCain trying to say?

The Department of Homeland (In)Security and Friends

| Posted 02.16.2008 | Huffington Post

If you didn't already fully grasp just how eager the reactionary right is to take risks with your life and that of your family, for the most absurd an...

Ah, for a Vote of No Confidence

| Posted 02.19.2008 | Politics

Let's take a look at the last budget for the U.S. Forest Service.

Can Anyone Spell Cartel?

| Posted 02.20.2008 | Politics

Coal is sending not-so-subtle messages to gas producers that if they keep reminding the public of their product's advantages, they can expect some vicious responses.

Greening the South

| Posted 02.25.2008 | Politics

Georgia may be the state where the climactic battle over clean energy is fought -- we can't overcome Southern Company's power yet, but the tides are shifting.

It's Green Jobs, Stupid

| Posted 02.28.2008 | Politics

People are looking for some quick fixes, some pixie dust, some magic potions -- perhaps even some snake oil. But the exciting -- if frustrating -- thing is that a fix has been right at hand all along.

Common Sense in Houston

| Posted 02.29.2008 | Politics

I was in Houston for what was originally going to be a presidential debate on energy, largely comprised of energy companies.