Alaskan Gas to China?

Those segments of the US beholden to both big business and America-firstness have a big conundrum looming on the horizon: what to do with the natural gas supplies waiting to be developed on the Alaskan North Slope. TransCanada and ExxonMobil have filed their plans to seek shippers with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and … Continue reading Alaskan Gas to China?

Vegas: A Secret History

In the last 5 years, I've been to Vegas three times and learned a great deal about this fabulous city from tour guides, cabbies and the like. If you ever get the chance to talk to a guy on the bus at two in the morning, or maybe drink with hookers at the Peppermill Lounge, … Continue reading Vegas: A Secret History

W.: The Real Damage Done

I have held for years now that the damage brought about by the reign of George W. Bush can most clearly be measured by our (the United States') diminished standing in the world. This stretches will beyond the war in Iraq. Put plainly, while he has pursued a course of unilateralism bordering on the¬†isolationist, the … Continue reading W.: The Real Damage Done

Obama v. McCain: The Truth is Out There

"We are in the bottom of the ninth. "Much like the 1969 'Miracle Mets,' Barack Obama stands on the precipice of history. Barring an error of Bill Buckneresque proportions, Senator Obama will very likely be the winner of the seemingly perpetual 2008 presidential election. The Senator from Illinois- home of the Cubs, the White Sox … Continue reading Obama v. McCain: The Truth is Out There