From the daily archives: Tuesday, January 30, 2007

That is all.

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While researching the 2000?presidential election, I came across this?great article from the?Washington Post…

Silent George W.
by Richard Cohen

Washington Post – June 1, 1999??

Stop the presses!

George W. Bush has taken a position. This most extraordinary and rare turn of events followed the release of a House committee report alleging long-term Chinese espionage and the filching of just about every nuclear secret of the United States. Bush found the Clinton administration culpable, which, indeed, it seems to be. Other Republican presidential candidates said more or less the same thing.

This sign of political-intellectual activity in Austin is […]

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In the New York Times

President Bush has signed a directive that gives the White House much greater control over the rules and policy statements that the government develops to protect public health, safety, the environment, civil rights and privacy.

In an executive order published last week in the Federal Register, Mr. Bush said that each agency must have a regulatory policy office run by a political appointee, to supervise the development of rules and documents providing guidance to regulated industries. The White House will thus have a gatekeeper in each agency to analyze the costs […]

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I’ll come right out and say it. We are one of the highest per-capita energy consumers on the planet, and we are completely oblivious to what is going on in the world.

In North America which is the world?s largest producer of carbon dioxide emissions, 84% say they are aware of global warming, but less than half of them (43%) consider it?s a very serious problem. More worrying, 13% of North Americans said they had never heard or read anything about global warming and one in ten consumers said it was ?not a serious problem at all.?

Our ignorance […]

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