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Offshore drilling and exploration proposals prove no lessons learned after BP Deepwater Horizon

Saturday  00:31,   21 april 2018
The Hill

Eight years ago, we saw just how disastrous oil and gas exploration truly is with Deepwater Horizon.Eight years ago, in the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history, BP's exploratory Deepwater Horizon oil rig[...]

Let Me Tell You What President Trump Is Doing For My Employees And My Community

Friday  20:56,   20 april 2018
The Daily Caller

Beltway antics aside, Trump's EPA is helping real AmericansFor those of us living in the real world (i.e., outside the Washington, D.C. Beltway), the recent media hyperventilation over Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s living[...]

I'm a lifelong conservative and I support Robert Mueller's Russia investigation

Friday  20:35,   20 april 2018

Trump’s attack on the Robert Mueller investigation is wrong and fails to put America first. He doesn't get what made us great: We're a nation of laws.I am an Alabamian and a lifelong conservative. I am 56, and have never voted for a Democrat [...]

Earth Day has embraced hysteria and abandoned science

Friday  20:21,   20 april 2018
FOX News

Sunday is Earth Day, a celebration conceived by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson and first held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age[...]

Calling the police on black people isn’t a Starbucks problem. It’s an America problem.

Friday  16:06,   20 april 2018

Every white person in the country needs “racial bias training,” not just the coffee chain.Load[...]

No, Republican Presidents Aren’t Responsible For Most Of America’s Debt

Thursday  18:00,   19 april 2018
The Federalist

If we ignore Congress, every autopilot spending program in existence, and trillions in Obama spending, then maybe we can blame debt solely on the GOP.New York Times columnist David Leonhardt recently wrote a widely shared article arguing that[...]

Opinions | Trump can’t steer a steady course. Maybe Nikki Haley should jump ship.

Thursday  17:55,   19 april 2018

The U.N. ambassador joins the ranks of Trump servants who have been undercut from the top. Because her job involves being one of the leading articulators of U.S. policy to the world, the president has now rendered her assignment meaningless,[...]

Smearing Robert Mueller

Thursday  17:55,   19 april 2018
The New York Times

Sean Hannity and others are blaming the special counsel for one of the F.B.I.’s worst scandals. But there is no evidence to back up their charges.Was Robert Mueller, the special counsel, complicit in one of the worst scandals in the[...]

For Barbara Bush, loyalty -- and love -- went both ways

Thursday  06:20,   19 april 2018
FOX News

The first time my husband, Peter McMahon, met Barbara Bush, he was hooked. We were invited to have lunch with President George H. W. Bush and the former First Lady in Houston in 2010. It was a special treat, especially for Peter who had become an[...]

Nikki Haley, Great Pushback. Now Resign on Principle.

Wednesday  18:59,   18 april 2018
The Daily Beast

The White House—and Larry Kudlow, of all people—not only threw her under the bus on Russia sanctions, it ran the bus back and forth over her body. Nikki, do the right thing.Nikki Haley slapped back hard at White House minions after they first[...]

Barbara Bush, a First Lady Without Apologies

Wednesday  18:05,   18 april 2018
The New York Times

Mrs. Bush, who died on Tuesday, presented herself as both reasonable and reasonably conservative.She knew who she was, and she saw no need to apologize for it. In the spring of 1990, the administration of Wellesley College — the alma mater, as it[...]

Will Michael Cohen get an offer he can't refuse?

Wednesday  18:01,   18 april 2018
The Week

Michael Cohen reportedly likes to compare himself to Tom Hagen, the genteel mob lawyer portrayed by Robert Duvall in The Godfather. In reality, though, Cohen has none of Hagan's reserved competence. While you might have looked at President[...]

Sean Hannity needs a class in journalistic ethics

Wednesday  17:56,   18 april 2018

Hannity could also use a Law School 101 lesson to teach him that communications with an attorney on matters unrelated to legal matters are not shielded by privilege, writes Paul CallanNow that Sean Hannity understands that he actually had a "real"[...]

Why Free Trade, Not Tariffs, Actually Increases American Jobs

Wednesday  17:55,   18 april 2018
The Federalist

Sheltering inefficient work—like Sam’s bread business—prevents workers like Sam from finding and developing a skill set that the economy needs. Nor does the equation change when countries subsidize their producers to sell products abroad below cost. [...]

Trump's message to Syria is a muddled one

Wednesday  17:55,   18 april 2018

President Trump was right to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad with airstrikes on Friday. Some have said that the bombing campaign didn't go far enough, and I'm sympathetic to that argument. Empty buildings in the middle of the night are[...]