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Entries by David Roberts from 11/2006

Environmentally themed ads in the mid-terms

| Posted 11.01.2006 | Politics
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grist.orgAs y'all are no doubt aware, the mid-term elections are rapidly approaching. For the big-picture state of the election, I refer you to inside...

Some Green Links for Friday

| Posted 11.03.2006 | Politics
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grist.orgWell, it's a rainy Friday here in Seattle. Time to flush out some of the random stories that have been clogging up my browser. We begin: Than...

Rick Perry and hell

| Posted 11.07.2006 | Politics
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grist.orgSo Texas Governor Rick Perry thinks all non-Christians are going to hell?That's a bitter pill to swallow from someone who's doing everything ...

Rep. Richard "Dick" Pombo ...

| Posted 11.08.2006 | Politics
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grist.org... is a Rep. no more. Without further ado: a special tribute to the man who dreamt at night of shoving oil drills down the throats of endang...

Call It What It Is

| Posted 11.09.2006 | Politics
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The administration's bold, hopeful energy vision is nothing more than a fatter bottom line for ADM and a bigger dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Chafee Retrospective

| Posted 11.13.2006 | Politics
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Chafee was a building block in an utterly pernicious majority, and he never found the courage to leave it. Nice guy or not, he deserved to lose.

Samuelson's Low Opinion of his Country

| Posted 11.13.2006 | Politics
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Does Samuelson really want us to accept that we have no choice but to passively trundle toward catastrophe because our political elites are too corrupt and cowardly to sack up?

Peak Oil is Simple

| Posted 11.16.2006 | Politics
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I must say, the more I read about peak oil, the less complicated the whole thing seems to me.

Inhofenfreude

| Posted 11.20.2006 | Entertainment
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With the big Dem sweep in the recent elections, Inhofe looks less and less like a sinister power broker and more and more like a demented clown.

What Saudi Arabia Wants, Saudi Arabia Gets

| Posted 11.30.2006 | Politics
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Seems Saudi Arabia really doesn't want us to leave Iraq, which they apparently communicated to Cheney in no uncertain terms. . . Tell me again how expensive renewable energy is?