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Mccain Offshore Drilling

The Second Debate Revealed a Fatal Flaw in McCain's Candidacy

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

It's easy to take a position in a campaign. But the promises are empty if the candidate has a record opposing those very positions.

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.

It's the Democracy, Stupid: Campaigns of McCain and Palin Show How They Would Govern

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The disconnect between McCain's words and his actions, all in an effort to distort his record, is the central approach to his campaign. And it smells a lot like the last eight years of Bush.

Spotlight on the House: Beyond Empty Promises and False Outrage on Energy

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Our country's dependence on oil is a threat to our national security, a hazard to our precious environment, and a burden to millions of hardworking Americans that are struggling to fill the tank.

New McCain Ad on Economic Crisis Repeats Discredited Claim on Drilling and Gas Prices

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Dorner

This comes after McCain claimed last week that Sarah Palin "knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America."

Close Presidential Race? Don't Blame the Media, Blame the Voters

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Voters have (or could have) all the information they need to make a choice this year. They're just making a choice that those on the left would consider a bad one.

Don't Cry Over Spilled Oil: McCain's Drilling Rig Do-Over

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

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.

McCain's Bumper Sticker Strategy

Emily Pease | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Emily Pease

The simple-minded bumper stickers are back, and boy do they look good on the rear window of a 4x4: "Drill Here Drill Now." The policy they propose, though, doesn't look so good.

Why Does the Media and the American Public Allow McCain to Ignore the Facts with No Consequences?

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If Britney or Paris were to claim they were virgins, the media and public would go into apoplexy, but McCain can be equally dishonest about important policy issues, and virtually nobody says a word.

Jason Linkins

McCain Makes Energy Promise Impossible To Keep | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain trooped out to another oil rig today, looking for a future Fortress of Solitude where he can spend his next gas tax holiday, in his Cone o...

Top McCain Officials Were Paid Oil Lobbyists

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Okay, here's some more on the ties between the McCain campaign and the Hess Corporation, the company whose senior executives all dumped $28,500 apiec...

McCain Still Mocking Obama On Tire Efficiency

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It looks like John McCain won't be backing down from his campaign's attack on Barack Obama over tire pressure and energy conservation. At an appearanc...

When Big Oil Says Jump Off The Campaign Trail, You Jump

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Don't let anyone say McCain doesn't go the extra mile for those supporting his campaign.

Yes Conservatives, Inflated Tires Beats Coastal Drilling

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

Obama was observing that coastal drilling would save us so little oil and so little money even twenty years from now, that you can actually save more money immediately by doing "simple things."

Rachel Weiner

McCain: I'll Come Back To Senate For Oil | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, John McCain lambasted Congress for adjourning without passing an energy bill, saying he'd be willing to "come off the campaign trail" and r...

An Oil Drilling Platform We Can All Support

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

The GOP Merry Pranksters are planning another guerilla-theatre performance as early as today. The motivating cause behind all their enthusiasm -- drilling for oil.

Obama Calls McCain's Bluff on Drilling

Alan Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alan Fein

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.

Oil Execs Gave McCain Huge Donations Right After Offshore Drilling Reversal

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ten senior Hess Corporation executives and/or members of the Hess family each gave $28,500 to the joint RNC-McCain fundraising committee, just days af...

Sunday Watch, 8-3-08: In Which David Gergen Collides with the Straight Talk Express and Walks Away from the Wreck

Todd Gitlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Todd Gitlin

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.

Yes, McCain's Attack Ads Are Pathetic, But Obama Can't Assume that Voters See It

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

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.

McCain's Energy Ignorance

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

John McCain foolishly credited the recent $10-a-barrel drop in the price of oil to President Bush's lifting of the offshore drill ban. What's he going to do when prices nudge or jump upwards again?

McCain Is Theodoric Of York

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

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 Next Green President

Al Meyerhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Meyerhoff

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.

How Not to Lower Gas Prices

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Lois Capps

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.

The Oil Crisis Is (Still) Not Like A Toothache: Fighting The "Drill Now" Rhetoric

Martin Bosworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Martin Bosworth

Many Americans realize that destroying environmental resources to allow more domestic drilling is a psychological panacea -- a placebo to make us feel like "something is being done."