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Black Gold -- the Lifeblood of War

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

There's no need to get conspiratorial about all of this. What's happening in the Gulf is war. That's what we've got on our collective hands here, in one form or another.

The Gulf Coast Oil Spill: An Ecological Disaster Years in the Making

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill has now reached the Gulf Coast and will likely eclipse the Exxon Valdez disaster in its impact on the ecology of th...

Louisiana Oil Spill Congressional Hearing Called By Reps. Waxman, Stupak

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Two congressmen will hold hearings to investigate how well companies have responded to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

Time to Drill Down Into Halliburton's Role in Big Oil Spill

Charlie Cray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charlie Cray

If Halliburton doesn't start spilling its guts soon, what is already destined to be an ecological disaster will also be a major PR disaster for a company already saddled with the reputation for being a war profiteer.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Dick Cheney: Telling Patrick Leahy 'F--k Yourself' Was 'Sort Of The Best Thing I Ever Did'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While the current vice president is showing contrition over dropping an F-bomb, the last one seems proud of his own famous off-color moment. On the S...

Fire General McChrystal

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Let's face it. McChrystal has destroyed his working relationship with everyone who is not actually under his command. For that alone, he should be fired. But the problem goes deeper than that.

Reality Shows

John Krifka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Krifka

A few pointers on bad behavior.

Gulf Oil Spill FAQ & Answers Updated

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government recently confirmed the existence of giant, undersea plumes of dispersed oil at low concentrations. BP has continued to deny they exist.

Where is Dick Cheney During the Gulf Oil Spill?

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Halliburton was a player in this worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States. It was their cementing of the well that did not hold. They were involved. Is that why Mr. Cheney has been so silent?

Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Debris Washes Up On Florida Beach: Oil Oozed From Steel Tank

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — A piece of wreckage from the deepsea rig that exploded in April has washed up on a beach in Florida about 190 miles from t...

Baby Dies in Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Gregory

The Gulf Oil Spill will change our world forever. BP, Government apathy, underfunded code enforcement, and a burgeoning oil-addicted population are ...

BP Spillover Effect? An Oilman's Conscience

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rick Horowitz

What must an oilman be thinking when he turns on the news and sees the stain growing larger by the hour? The stain of oil on the water. The boats idled by oil. The livelihoods ruined by oil.

Gulf Coast Disaster: From Bad to Verse

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

When drilling deep in search of oil, you need an iron will. But even more essential is some way to stop a spill.

The Threat to New York's Drinking Water

Nina Burleigh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nina Burleigh

The Delaware River, in upstate New York, provides drinking water for 17 million people. If drillers get their way, as they inexorably will, it too will eventually fill up with toxins.

Charter Vultures Circle the Public Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

We our now entering the second round of "Race to the Top." State legislatures are busy worshiping at the alter of "charter schools" in order to establish their eligibility.

New Rule: You Drill Here, You Live Here

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert L. Cavnar

Here's a new rule: All corporations owning or servicing these wells must be managed by CEOs who are permanently based in the US.

Arianna Battles Liz Cheney Over Gulf Spill, Halliburton, Gaza Crisis On 'This Week' (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

UPDATE: Media Matters fact checked Cheney and confirmed that Halliburton WAS repeatedly accused of fraud by federal agencies. ---------- Arianna a...

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

US Sues KBR: Iraq Charges From Contractor Were Improper, Says US Government

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government sued KBR Inc., the largest contractor in Iraq, on Thursday over what prosecutors say were improper charges t...

Gulf Oil Spill: Meet the Blow Out Preventer

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Philip Neches

Blow out preventers are not new technology. But like any technology, they are only as safe and effective as the people and procedures that use them.

In Wake of BP Spill, Will We Save Our Oceans?

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As BP Deepwater Horizon shows, in images as grotesque as Cousteau's were gorgeous, we cannot let the ocean's mystery lull us into inaction.

The F Word: Step Toward Justice for Jamie Leigh Jones

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Score one for Senator Al Franken. Thanks to him, Jamie Leigh Jones, a former KBR employee who alleges she was gang raped by her coworkers will get her...

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Could the Gulf Oil Spill Be a Game-Changer?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

Could the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico be a game-changer for President Barack Obama? Could he unleash a whole new set of environmentally sound, green policies that would demand sustainability?