As the fracking debate rages on in New York, Barack Obama's administration hasn't hidden the fact that it's pro-fracking, and widely publicized its decision to release environmental guidelines for the practice.
Indeed, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's announcement Tuesday that his department had OK ... More >>
There's so much fracking news across the country, it's hard to keep up with!
As the debate over hydraulic fracturing in New York continues, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just OKd a major gas drilling project in Utah, The Associated Press reports.
Though some fracking is already taking plac ... More >>
Not exactly what Salazar had in mind.Ken Salazar, the Interior Secretary, has come up with a fun idea. Urban camping! Okay, the idea to camp in urban areas is not Salazar's per se, but he has just announced that Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn will be developed by the National Park Service to ... More >>
The explosion of Deepwater HorizonAs we head toward the one-year anniversary of the start of the BP spill in the Gulf (that was April 20, 2010, in case you've forgotten), it's almost as though we've completely forgotten about that old oil spill in the Gulf. Out of sight, out of mind! BP is pe ... More >>
The Obama-BP Press conference just ended! You'll hear all about his remarks everywhere else sometime between now and tomorrow afternoon when something else has gone wrong. But what about the game of Ten Questions that Obama had planned to play with the press while he was in the room with them ... More >>
Since we're all pointing fingers and naming names with regard to whose fault the BP spill really was, why wouldn't Sarah Palin jump in the ring?
On Fox News Sunday, the former Republican candidate for VP said, "I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others ... More >>
Even if you don't know much about rightbloggers, you probably know that since time immemorial conservatives have blamed the nation's problems and Democratic Administrations on something called the Liberal Media. This nefarious press syndicate (of which the Village Voice is considered a charter membe ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been
flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
By the time Anthony Weiner bailed on the idea of challenging Mike Bloomberg for his City Hall job, New York Magazine's own ever-resilient Mark Jacobson already had enough fun bits in his notebook to make a good read on the life and loves of this self-described "scrawny dork who graduated from Platt ... More >>
Good for the New York Times! Always trying to take a broad view (even when one doesn't exist, as Jack Shafer often points out), the paper weighs in on how the plight of Bernie Madoff's white-haired victims gives us valuable insights about the global meltdown with this morning's "Fossils of Larges ... More >>
Along with surrendering to terrorists on Gitmo and promoting abortion, President Obama is looking at opening the crown of the Statue of Liberty to visitors. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar visited the Statue today and says that a study on reopening the popular tourist attraction will be completed i ... More >>