The Peak Oil Crisis: A $4 Trillion Hole

August 19, 2015 5:37 PM6 comments

Last week reporters at the Wall Street Journal sat down and did some arithmetic. They looked at how much oil was selling for in the spring of 2014 (over $100 a barrel); looked at what it is selling for today (under $50); and concluded that if prices stay low for […]

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Sexism & the Presidency

4:30 PM0 comments

In the late 1960s, when as a Berkeley, Calif., graduate seminarian, this writer became deeply involved in the social ferment of those times, there was a lot more clarity of the moment than the haze of the subsequent dissembling nearly 50 years of history and the seemingly relentless babble of […]

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Fiorina Commits Treason: Commends Muslims & Hillary

3:17 PM1 comment

Carly Fiornia is doomed. Just as she was getting the once-over for her above mediocre debate performance, she committed double sedition in Republican politics. She did the unthinkable of praising both Islam and Hillary Clinton. GASP! While she was at it, she might as well have burned a flag, called […]

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‘Best of Enemies:’ How Vidal Bashed Buckley

August 12, 2015 6:21 PM1 comment

“The Best of Enemies,” an Oscar-worthy documentary on a handful of screens across America now but guaranteed to be a first-rate resource when it hits the Internet for many a moon to come, chronicles the 10 extraordinary, unscripted, live head-to-head TV throw-downs in the Summer of 1968 pitting two of […]

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Coca Cola Funds Quack Science

11:23 AM2 comments

Capitalism works well when it is highly regulated. However, it can become “crapitalism” when the drive to make money comes at a great cost to the public good. One prime example of “crapitalism” is the way the sugar industry hawks its addictive and harmful products. We should begin to think […]

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‘Mendacity’ in War, Politics & the Media

August 5, 2015 2:44 PM0 comments

“Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It […]

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