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President Obama Gets It Wrong On the Price of Oil and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We need our president to act on behalf of all Americans to counter and bring to heel the massive influence, lobbying power and money of the oiligopoly. The president does not seem to understand what is happening at the gas pump.

OPEC Meets Singing Hymnals to "Beautiful Prices"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Oil at $80 a barrel is an outrage and a reflection of this country's, as the world's largest consumer of oil, lack of leadership on matters oil pricing.

Oil's Massive Price Distortion Militates the Reconvening of the 1970s Federal Oil Price Task Force

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is long past time that our government take seriously and study intensely how oil prices are determined in a world of OPEC, speculation, timid oversight and failing transparency.

Hillary Clinton's Nuclear Defense Umbrella for the Oil Price Gougers -- Who Pays?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Clinton, in her recent tour to Southeast Asia suggested clearly that the United States might well extend a "defense umbrella" protecting its Arab allies should Iran develop a nuclear weapons capability.