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Entries by Jacob Heilbrunn from 05/2010

The Misfortunates: Obama and Offshore Drilling

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Politics

Obama thought he was being oh-so-clever by embracing offshore testing and drilling along the Atlantic coast. Now that oil is gushing out of the Gulf of Mexico, the oiliness of that decision is patent.

Obama's Crusade Against Big Oil

| Posted 05.14.2010 | Politics

The "cozy relationship" between government and industry that Obama denounced today in the Rose Garden may indeed be a "ridiculous spectacle," but it is hardly an accident. On the contrary. It was sedulously cultivated by Bush and Cheney.

Dr. Rand Paul Can't See Straight

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Politics

The problem with Rand Paul isn't that he is a racist. It is that he is a fool. The upside is that Paul's primary victory will ensure that, if nothing else, the Kentucky race will continue to provide ample political fodder for the rest of the year.