Whether it's because of the 30 or so oil industry lobbyists working on his campaign or the more than $2 million in campaign cash from Big Oil, McCain is determined to push his drill here, drill there, drill everywhere plan.
While McCain says he's all for alternative energy, it's kind of like No Child Left Behind -- he doesn't want to help pay for it, especially if it's going to come out of the pockets of the oil companies.
Washington fights sound petty even when they are deeply consequential, and neither journalists nor politicians have discovered how to make them sound as dramatic and consequential as they deserve to sound.
It's important for the Obama campaign to take McCain's seemingly ridiculous attacks seriously, even though Americans need to take charge of their citizenship responsibilities and become more informed on the issues.
Steve Martin's Theodoric is indeed doing something for the sick and wounded who visit his Medieval shop of horrors: he's killing them with crackpot "treatments" while holding forth with authority on their alleged ills.
The Bush assault on environmental protection is unprecedented -- it reaches deep into a host of government procedures and regulations, including rampant cronyism in key agencies and open hostility on Capitol Hill.
80% of the oil and gas resources off our coasts are already available for leasing and drilling. Listening to Bush, McCain and others, you'd think we've been locking up all our resources -- the opposite is true.