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The White House is lying about correctly safeguarding classified information

June 26, 2007

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Representative Henry Waxman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is back at it, and this time he’s threatening to subpeona White House officials on June 28th (two days from today) to get answers. In a letter to Fred Fielding, Counsel to the President, Rep. Waxman lays out his case that the White […]

Climate wedges – one way to cut carbon emission

June 25, 2007

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Back in January, I wrote a peice on my personal blog The Daedalnexus titled A Sane(r) Energy Policy where I discussed the idea of “carbon wedges” that has been developed by the Carbon Mitigation Initiative of Princeton University. In a nutshell, each carbon “wedge” represents roughly 25 Gigatons (25,000,000,000 tons) of carbon that isn’t emitted […]

Security office’s experts are not stereotypical bureaucrats

June 24, 2007

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Think Progress has a clip of Fox News Sunday where William Kristol is defending Dick Cheney’s exemption of the Vice President’s office from inspections by the Information Security Oversight Office. In the clip, Mr. Kristol says “it’s a pain in the neck having some bureaucrat from the archives come in and inspect your safe to […]

Executive offices exempt from Executive Orders

June 23, 2007

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Earlier this week, I blogged on how the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was claiming to be exempt from the Executive Orders governing the protection of national secrets. Now we have an update to this ongoing issue.

National secrecy Executive Orders vs. the Office of the Vice President

June 21, 2007

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The office of the President of the United States has a vested interest in protecting the United States. This is, after all, one of the main reasons we have a Presidency in the first place – the President is Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. Similarly, the Republican Party has claimed national security as their exclusive […]

Are biofuels agriculture, or industry?

June 19, 2007

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Biofuels, done properly, may help end the carbon-economy and free the United States from our dependence on foreign oil. But, as I’ve said several times here at S&R, the U.S. isn’t doing biofuels properly. And finally, someone asked a question I hadn’t even thought about – should biofuels and the crops they’re made fro be […]

House members opposed to energy reform stand down for now

June 19, 2007

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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged that Speaker Pelosi was having to come down on two of her senior Democrats in the House because they were trying to strip away some states’ ability to enforce environmental regulations stricter than federal regulations. Yesterday, Rep. Dingell (D-Michigan) and Rep Boucher (D-Virgina) backed down and submitted a […]