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Drill Baby Drill

Keeping Green Energy Green

John Flicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Flicker

A huge victory for conservation was won on America's Sagebrush terrain out West this week. It marks a giant step toward restoring the role of sound science in managing public land.

Obama, Palin, Copenhagen: The End Of Drinkable Water?

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

Those committed to doing the planet's serious business should stay focused on one, often overlooked but trackable key factor of climate change--the pivotal role of water.

Net Neutrality, Green Tech and the Pong Republicans

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The ultimate question is whether we will summon our resources to meet the challenges of a new era and be at the forefront of innovation -- or whether we will be content simply playing Pong.

The Rabid Right

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Luckily for Palin, "drill, baby, drill" only takes up 18 characters, leaving a full 122 more to pay homage to Big Oil, dirty coal, and the nukes that she loves so much.

One Man's Car Shows Why Aid to the Automakers Must Include a Commitment to Fuel Efficiency

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitchell Bard

By forcing General Motors and Chrysler to shift focus to a future of fuel-efficient vehicles, all of the concerns can be addressed. The automakers can be saved.

GOP Looks For Next "Drill, Baby, Drill"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are searching for a new catchphrase to define this year's offshore drilling debate after concluding the memorable "drill, baby, drill" lin...

Obama's NSA Advisor Likes: Clean Coal, Nuclear, Long Walks On Beach (With Drilling Apparatus)

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a lot of the folks who voted for Barack Obama, promoting "national security" means weaning ourselves from dirty fuel sources. For the man Obama...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Steven Chu, Energy Chief

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Chu understands that energy policy is not just about oil, and he has a distinguished history of involvement in the kinds of transformational science that could radically alter U.S. dependence on foreign oil.

12 Top News Year's Resolutions for the Republican Party

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

First, I will never, ever, ever again pick a running mate just because she or he is "hot" and makes me want to say "You Betcha" even though my Viagra prescription has expired.

Hannibal Palin

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael DeJong

Sarah Palin -- Republican Doma-Veep-trix running mate to Presidential candidate John McPain...oops, I mean McNasty, no, I mean McCain (Halloween brings out the worst in me.)

Three Strikes Against John McCain

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

The fact that we hold only 3% of the world's oil reserves, and yet consume 25% of it, makes it clear that we cannot drill our way out of our current energy dependence.

Election 2008 Haiku

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

The battleground states are morphing red, purple, blue.

Drill, Baby, Drill: Anatomy Of A Slogan

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Drill, Baby, Drill is a contemporary version of Nuke The Whales. What was once a mocking expression of actual domination has been reduced to a desperate simulation.

Transforming the Way We Think and Live

Grace Lee Boggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Grace Lee Boggs

Our times are also perilous because it will take more than vision and liberal politics to win over or at least neutralize some of the social forces being energized by Sarah Palin.

Sarah Palin Is Making Powerful and Sexy a Potent Brew Without Emasculating Her Husband

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

It sure doesn't look like Sarah Palin will be facing divorce. She may have difficulty explaining foreign policy, but she is clearly proud to assert femininity and sexuality along with power.

Sarah Palin and Boone Pickens: Birds of a Feather

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

As has been pointed out repeatedly, Sarah Palin does not "get" the energy situation. Truth be told, she probably "gets" the energy situation about as well as Pickens himself gets global warming.

Does Sarah Palin Believe in Oil?

Jessica Olien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Olien

Palin doesn't believe in those funny-lookin' fossils that eventually evolved into you and me. This is extremely funny as she certainly seems to believe in their byproduct oil.

Spill, Baby, Spill!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

The scary thing is that the Republicans want more. Even after it's obvious the realities of "drill, baby, drill" are "spill, baby, spill", they still want more.

When Not Drooling Wins and the Environment Loses

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

String Theory holds that the universe actually is comprised of multiple dimensions, as many as 26. Palin and her supporters occupy something beyond our familiar three, plus time.

McCain Could Learn a Bit About Preparation from Palin

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If McCain finds himself fumbling for an answer, we suggest looking to Sarah Palin for guidelines.

Pickens Having Trouble Talking Wind With GOP

ClimateProgress | Joe Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Lobbying for his plan to sharply ramp up renewables, the billionaire oilman has been brought face to face with the Big Energy Lie -- the absurd notion...

Obama and McCain: Silent on Climate Change

Betsy Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betsy Taylor

If McCain and Obama don't address the scale and urgency of global warming, on what basis will we insist that they live up to their campaign commitments and to take bold action next year?

Jason Linkins

"Drill Baby Drill" Re-Imagined As Horrorshow | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're like me, you probably watched the Republican National Convention with a sort of dismayed confusion that John McCain let himself get green-sc...

Ixnay on the Alin-Pay

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

If you were running the campaign of someone whose voting record is almost completely aligned with George Bush, and whose positions on Iraq, taxes and healthcare are just about as popular, wouldn't you want the same thing?