Ben Stein’s article is a great reminder about just who gets the profits from oil. The bigger problem is our head in the sand approach to refineries and U.S. exploration of oil. The Bush administration has to engage the American population in a debate about the need to increase U.S. oil extraction and refining capacity.
The U.S. does not lack for oil. We lack the urgency to extract oil on U.S. land and off our coasts. Couple this with an almost suicidal rejection of building refineries and we find ourselves at the mercy of every tin pot dictator and autocratic regime.p>It is no longer valid to say oil is a finite resource. U.S. oil exploration and increased refining capacity will ensure sufficient assets are available until new technologies come on line in the next 10-20 years. br> — Dave Ward br> Washington, D.C. /p>
Hey, tell Stein to lay off Volvo. I’m tired of Volvo being a code word for bashing the left. Please bash the left but leave Volvo out of it. Would you prefer Volvos on the road or red Civic coupes with fancy wheel, a big, loud kazoo, crap hanging from the mirror, spoiler, neon lights under the rocker panels and some cool dude with his cap backwards sticking his hand out the window shaped in form of handgun going “bang, bang”?p>Up until Volvo became Ford and went front wheel drive, they made cars with very good drive trains. I have learned how to work on them, and rebuild them for parents who want to put their 16 year olds in one or the handicapped, too poor to afford even broken-down Caviliers and Neons. I own a couple dozen Volvos. Wise up — the left now drives SUVs, black, fancy wheels, Escalade preferred.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?