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The key takeaway from my formal column on the subject:
While it may take years to understand the full environmental consequences of the spill and the administration’s incompetence, it already is apparent how economically deleterious Mr. Obama’s policy choices have been. In particular, the drilling moratorium and subsequent permitting slowdown (or “permitorium”) - which earned the administration a “civil contempt” penalty from U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman - have had near-disastrous effects.
Please do go to the CFIF website to get the full flavor.
Meanwhile, since I’m talking about energy, it’s worth noting that famed oilman T. Boone Pickens spoke at an American Spectator-sponsored dinner last night about the great promise of energy independence offered by natural gas. Mr. Pickens is, as usual, correct. Natural gas is abundant in the United States, and it burns cleanly. I’ve always been an advocate of natural gas. Some major, easily recoverable stores of natural gas are thought to be off the mid-Atlantic coast, where Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is eager to promote exploration. Infuriatingly, the Obama moratorium continues in full force for all offshore efforts on the Atlantic Coast. This is yet another example of how this president punishes businesses, consumers, and states who had nothing to do with the BP oil spill, supposedly in response to that spill. The Obama position is abominable.
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?