Reuters: Iraq Parliament Delays Vote On Provincial Elections Law

The elusive magical success pony in Iraq just got scared away (again): Iraqi parliamentarians failed on Sunday to pass a law on provincial elections, putting the date of important polls in doubt and leaving unresolved a political standoff that has stoked ethnic tensions. After struggling for hours to reach...

Redefining Greed

And who else but an oil company to do such? Exxon Mobil reported second-quarter earnings of $11.68 billion Thursday, the biggest quarterly profit ever by any U.S. corporation, but the results fell well short of Wall Street expectations and shares fell in premarket trading. Well, at least those high gas...

McSame sez Drill, Drill, Drill!

They laugh alike, they walk alike, sometimes they even talk alike: MCCAIN PLAN: “There Are Areas Off Our Coasts That Should Be Open To Exploration And Exploitation.” During a media availability in Arlington, Virginia, John McCain said, “I also believe that lifting the moratoria from...

Here’s something to think about while paying $4 a gallon

Exxon, everyone’s favorite Texas oil company, has finally admitted to funding climate change denial groups and pledges to stop.¬† The move comes ahead of the firm’s annual meeting today in Dallas, at which prominent shareholders including the¬†Rockefeller family¬†will urge ExxonMobil to take the...

How to Hit Back Against the Anti-Tax Crowd

For a moment, I thought I was about to find myself on the wrong side of the issues with the man I hope to help beat Thelma Drake right out of Congress. As it turned out, I found a reason to like him even more. The Democratic challenger to Republican Congresswoman Thelma Drake of VA-2 is Glenn Nye. Now,...

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