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Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm
In March of last year, Massey Energy Corp.’s official record book for recording unsafe conditions in its Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia said flatly: “none observed.” It ...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:54 pm
America’s long, long war in Afghanistan has drained more than 1,500 precious lives and a trillion dollars from our country. But, finally, this enormous outlay paid off this year with the capture...
Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:41 am
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and get your ticket to see ‘Rick the Wonder Worker!’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry is less than revered back home, where he is widely ridiculed as Gov. Good Ha...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 03:19 am
“We have a problem,” said House Speaker Shap Smith of Vermont. “We need to solve it.” This comment reflects a no-nonsense, hands-on, can-do attitude you rarely find in legislat...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 08:27 am
If some predator were stalking fourth-graders in your community, there’d be a mighty uproar to make the predator get away and stay away from your schools. But what if the stalker is the coal ind...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 01:53 am
Billionaires are different from you and me, for obvious reasons, including the fact that they buy much pricier baubles than we do. A sleek car costing $100,000? Why, for them, that’s just an eas...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 05:13 am
The big five of Big Oil might want to mull over a bit of advice that baseball great Ted Williams once offered to rookies: “If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.” A...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 02:13 am
To be fair to lawmakers, it’s not easy making the tough spending choices in these dire times of rising public need and inadequate tax revenues. Legislators in my state of Texas, for example, are...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:10 am
Now, let’s check today’s sports scores: 4, 10.7 and 21-and-a-half. Those tallies are from the oil league, and the winner, of course, is the league’s powerhouse, ExxonMobil. Four, as ...

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