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The Value of Ethanol

(19) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 2:25 PM

For the first time in nearly a decade, the ethanol industry will exist without any government financial support: the blenders' tax credit, created by Congress in 2004 to establish a healthy ethanol industry, expired on December 31, 2011.

The fact that the ethanol tax credit expired without...

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Breaking the Oil Addiction

(135) Comments | Posted June 1, 2011 | 2:12 PM

Addiction is a dangerous thing, and tough to break.

Right now, the United States has an addiction to foreign oil -- an addiction that is not only crippling our economy, but is also funneling hundreds of billions of dollars to foreign governments and corporations. It's the biggest problem in America...

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Why Ric Sanchez Should Be the Next U.S. Senator From Texas

(67) Comments | Posted May 31, 2011 | 12:09 PM

At a time when thoughtful debates about national policy are too often impossible in Washington's partisan and acrimonious environment, I was heartened to learn that General Ric Sanchez is running for the U.S. Senate in Texas. Ric served under me in the Army, and rarely have I served with a...

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Webb-Allen 2.0

(92) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 2:42 PM

Almost four years ago to the day, I threw my unwavering support behind a passionate, thoughtful veteran in the middle of a close, competitive primary.

His name was Jim Webb -- now Senator Jim Webb of Virginia.

Today, I'm compelled to enter the fray once more, and throw my full...

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Tribute is Not Enough

(133) Comments | Posted May 22, 2009 | 2:25 PM

Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, many of us take time to recognize the sacrifices of those men and women who have served in uniform.

But around the country, these solemn holidays often end up meaning little more than a chance to buy things on sale.

Yesterday I did an...

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Change Has Come To America

(272) Comments | Posted November 6, 2008 | 10:55 AM

On Tuesday, our country made history -- electing Barack Obama President of the United States.

As I walked onto the field in Grant Park -- there were thousands of us around the podium -- a couple of reporters asked me what I thought of this. "Transformational," I said, "but, ask...

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Bush's Third Term

(235) Comments | Posted June 25, 2008 | 2:54 PM

This year, we're facing the most important election in a generation. As Americans, we must ask ourselves which candidate will bring about the change our country so desperately needs. In my opinion, Barack Obama is the only candidate with the judgment to move our country forward.

The disastrous consequences...

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I Support Hillary's Position on Iran

(280) Comments | Posted October 4, 2007 | 4:21 PM

Like many of you, I am concerned about what I am reading and hearing about the apparent interest in parts of the Bush White House to go to war against Iran. And like you, I believe that we Democrats must do everything we can to prevent Bush and Cheney from...

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Take Rush Limbaugh Off Armed Forces Radio

(548) Comments | Posted October 2, 2007 | 4:02 PM

Click here to email Congress to take Rush Limbaugh off Armed Forces Radio.

Last week, Rush Limbaugh labeled any American soldier who supports an end to the war in Iraq as "phony." We challenged Limbaugh through an email campaign to invite VoteVets.org's Jon Soltz to his show and repeat...

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Blogosphere Day: Time to Invest in Our Future

(15) Comments | Posted July 19, 2007 | 12:04 PM

When I entered the 2004 presidential race, it was with the support of tens of thousands of Americans organizing online (and later translating it offline) to create a movement to change America. It opened my eyes to the power of the internet. Through message boards, email, blogs, etc., the barriers...

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Joe Lieberman Is At It Again

(315) Comments | Posted June 12, 2007 | 3:42 PM

After wrongly supporting George W. Bush's strategic blunder of attacking Iraq, and continuing to support Bush's failed policies after the invasion, Senator Joe Lieberman made irresponsible comments this weekend regarding military action against Iran.

On CBS's Face the Nation, Lieberman said, "If [the Iranians] don't play by the...

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The Danger of Silence

(77) Comments | Posted March 7, 2007 | 1:36 PM

Silence.

That is what worries me. With every passing day that the administration won't talk to Iran, we come closer to an Iranian nuclear weapon, and the time at which the decision must be made whether or not the administration will use its military option.

In today's video...

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StopIranWar.com

(112) Comments | Posted February 21, 2007 | 11:03 AM

All Americans want to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons and interfering on the ground inside Iraq.

Yet, President Bush's continued saber-rattling gives the US little additional leverage to engage and dissuade Iran, and, more than likely, simply accelerates a dangerous slide into war. The United States can do better...

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Taking on the Escalation -- Vets Leading the Way

(79) Comments | Posted January 29, 2007 | 11:26 AM

For too many years, those of us who advocate a responsible use of our military, and thus have spoken against the President's failed Iraq policy, have been falsely tagged as against the troops by the Bush Administration, neo-conservatives, and their cronies. Today, that all changes.

VoteVets.org, the leading political...

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We Owe it to Our Troops to Return to the Real Issue of the Election

(201) Comments | Posted November 1, 2006 | 6:40 PM

The American public should simply accept no distractions. In our democracy, it is our duty to hold our elected leaders accountable. We do it at the ballot box. And we should do it not on the basis of personalities or stereotypes, but on the basis of results. Our men and...

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