Energy Archives


Drill down to candidates’ principles

Friday, September 5th, 2008

(Denver Post, Sept. 7) Quick, who was Henry Cabbage Cod? Oops, I mean Henry Cabot Lodge. Who were Bill Miller and Sarge Shriver? Ed Muskie and Lloyd Bentsen? All were losing vice-presidential candidates of the past half-century, the first two Republicans, the others Democrats. Go to the head of the class if you knew that. Most people wouldn’t know or care. Outside the Beltway, there’s general agreement that the vice-presidency isn’t worth a bucket of warm, uh, spit, as Jack Garner, VP under FDR, memorably put it. This year we have Sarah Palin the terrific versus Joe Biden the soporific. Their debate will be a doozy. But after November, one will become a historical footnote (more…)

Warning: ‘Green Can Be Mean’

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Editor: Are the Dems ready to fracture down the middle if attacked on the fault line between labor and environmentalists? New contributor (more…)

$10 gas okay with Salazar

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Today’s entertainment is a video clip from the floor of the US Senate that looks like an absurd skit, but it’s actually Sen. Ken Salazar (more…)

Udall’s U-turn on US oil

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Mark Udall’s message to Colorado voters is crystal clear: just tell me want you want to hear, and I’ll say it. (more…)

Lewandowski the myth-buster

Monday, August 18th, 2008

When oil is not in the headlines, wind and solar energy gets the ink. Renewable energy is seen by some as the fix (more…)

Paris for President

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

As everyone knows, celebrity heiress Paris Hilton recently made a video response to that McCain ad likening Obama’s celebrity status (more…)

Energy: Salazar enabling Chavez?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Writing in today’s Washington Post, Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) cynically disparages the idea of opening up Colorado’s vast oil shale (more…)

Energy: Goldmine for GOP

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

As the shock waves from $4 per gallon gasoline impact every segment of U.S. society the decades-old taboo against even discussing (more…)

Energy: Clueless in Colorado

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

As if paying $4-plus for gasoline isn’t bad enough, some of Colorado’s political leaders seem bound and determined to spread pain (more…)

Ritter strikes out on energy

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

(Denver Post, July 6) Where is “Far Side” cartoonist Gary Larson when we need him? Two prehistoric inventors stand before the tribal elders, beaming proudly. Og has discovered fire, and Zor has invented the wheel. But the ruling Democrats turn thumbs down. “Begone,” they order. “No good will come of those things.” I exaggerate, of course. The elders would decree taxes and regulation, not a ban. (more…)

Zoo & RTD missed the memo

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Tell me again, is the problem for the polar bears too little ice or too much? It was fears of disappearing habitat, (more…)

Finally, a voice for prosperity

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Here comes the cavalry at last, I told a press conference at the State Capitol today. Too few powerful voices speak up (more…)

Econ 101 still escapes Dems

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

If the only tool you have is a hammer, it’s said, you treat every problem as a nail. The Democrats’ response to the oil price spike (more…)

Moloney’s World: Sense and nonsense on energy

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Editor: Our columnist Bill Moloney is more influential than we dreamed. In this piece, written a week ago for Bob Beauprez’s website, he took McCain to school on offshore drilling (more…)

Green Left seduces the Rockefellers

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon Mobil, John D. Rockefeller’s corporate progeny, shrugged off greenie attacks by the Rockefeller heirs (more…)