Old, but not over the hill

Here’s an important detail about the strength of our domestic oil industry that is often lost in the larger debate over opening more of...

Truckers’ long haul, Part Two

You may recall what we said last spring about the tough times in the trucking industry: a business which really cannot seem to get...

High unemployment and low carbon fuel standards: Two not-so-great things that are even worse...

What could possibly be worse than the 10.2% nationwide unemployment we recently highlighted? How about the jobless rates of 11% in Florida, 12.2% in...

1983 all over again

Twenty-six years ago, the video of Michael Jackson’s Thriller was broadcast for the first time. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. And here in the...

Taking the drilling debate south for the winter

Texas. California. Alaska. And now, Florida. That’s the latest site of what has become a series of heated debates over offshore drilling. All around...

The recent history of nuclear power: Sounds a lot like the story of oil

A promising home-grown source of power is abandoned over safety and environmental concerns and regulatory roadblocks. Said industry addresses those concerns and comes back...

Something to ponder while you’re sleeping in this weekend

We all enjoy an extra hour of sleep in the morning. And who can quibble with those long, light summer days, that bring more...

Lawmakers voice concern over Ocean Policy Task Force

Word seems to be getting out about President Obama’s Ocean Policy Task Force and the need for all groups that use the oceans to...

What do toys from China have to do with oil imported from the Middle...

It’s been estimated that as much as one quarter of carbon dioxide emissions in China results from the production of goods that are exported,...

Two ways of reducing the massive trade deficit

If you want to make a dent in the U.S. trade deficit, the multi-billion dollar amount by which imports exceed exports, you could contract...