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Doug Bandow urges Republicans to rebuild based on calls for a modest foreign foreign policy by TokyoTom

Doug, you were right on Iraq in 2003 and are right now , but haven't you forgotten one little thing? What gives you any cause to believe that the stiff-necked neocons and others who fell for their war-mongering (the Christian right and other) will...

The evolution of Palin: Is the battle over evolution a struggle against science, or a proxy war with the state? by TokyoTom

In the context of a review of the focus on "creationism" that Alaska governor Sarah Palin has injected in the presidential election, Christopher Caldwell , a senior editor at The Weekly Standard , has attempted to explain (in The Financial Times...

Ron Bailey/Reason: Gore's proposal to generate all power carbon-free in 10 years requires trillion$ on nukes by TokyoTom

On July 17, Al Gore challenged our nation to produce " 100 percent of our electricity from renewable energy and truly carbon-free sources within 10 years ". Ron Bailey , science correspondent of Reason online , has examined whether Gore's...

Hope from Democratic candidates on War? See "A Responsible Plan to End the War" by TokyoTom

Democrats presently in Congress don't seem to care too much about doing much to stand up to Pres. Bush on the war in Iraq, despite becoming the majority party on the back of a wave of voter revulsion over the war in November of 2006. This lack of...
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Climate spin: Who changed "global warming" to "climate change"? by TokyoTom

Answer: It wasn't the enviros who changed the use of this term, but rather high-powered corporate lobbying interests and their allies in Bush government and the Republican party , spearheaded by leading Republican pollster/ spinmeister Frank Luntz...

Ron Paul on the environment and energy by TokyoTom

1. There is an excellent interview of Dr. Ron Paul now up at Grist, the environmental news and commentary site, that explores some of his views on environmental and energy issues. I am with him in principle but think he has underestimated the seriousness...

Why are Republicans unhinged on energy policy? by TokyoTom

In a post of the same title at at NRO , Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren of Cato do a great job of demonstrating there is absolutely no relationship between energy policy and national security. However, they forgot to provide the answer to their own question...