U.S. Carbon Emissions Down Thanks Largely To Natural Gas

Carbon emissions in the U.S. have declined just as use of natural gas in electricity production has increased. That’s no coincidence.

Gas Prices Set To Fall Below $3.00/Gallon, GOP Not So Suprisingly Silent

As gas prices fall, the politics of fuel prices are changing.

Gas Prices Are Falling, But That’s Not Necessarily Good News

Gas prices are falling nationwide but that’s mostly because the economy kind of stinks.

How Economic Doldrums Are Impacting The Election

A spate of bad economic news foretells a shift in the campaign for President.

China’s Economy Cooling Down?

China’s economic engine may be sputtering.

Is Mitt Romney Running Against Barack Obama, Or Jimmy Carter?

He may be running against Barack Obama, but Mitt Romney seems to mention Jimmy Carter a lot.

Parties Play to Win the Game

Parties are in politics primarily to win the vote of the median voter, not to join together and sing Kumbaya.

This Campaign Has Gone To The Dogs

Last week, an absurd campaign became even more absurd.

Analysts Say Gas Prices May Have Peaked

Once again, those predictions of $5.00 gas may have been much ado about nothing.

Hiring Slowdown Dampens Economic Optimism

The jobs picture–and thus the overall economic forecast–becomes much gloomier with the release of the March Labor report.

Barack v. the Robot (Musings on Polls and Etch-a-Sketches)

Why isn’t Obama doing better in the polls and did we just see a Kinsey Gaffe in the wild?

Do We Need More Debates?

There will be no more GOP candidate debates. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

What’s Really Driving Up Gas Prices

The cause of the pain you’re feeling at the pump has little to do with domestic energy policy.

Obama’s Job Approval: Who Knows?

The president’s job approval is down. And it’s also up!

Obama Approval at Record Low

47 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s performance.

Why Do Republicans Hate Teleprompters So Much?

Republicans continue to harp on the fact that the President uses a TelePrompter.

Gas Prices Hurting Obama In The Polls, But Will It Matter In November?

Rising fuel prices are starting to hurt the President in the polls, but it’s unclear what that means for November.

Gingrich Continues to Insult our Collective Intelligence

The notion that the President of the United States can guarantee a given per gallon price of gas is a fantasy (and, quite frankly, a lie).

February Jobs Report: Slow But Steady Employment Growth

Another good monthly jobs report

Gas Prices About To Become An Election Issue

Prices are rising at the pump, and the candidates for President are starting to notice.

Newt Gingrich’s Gasoline Price Fantasies

Anyone who falls for this needs to look into bridges in Brooklyn and oceanfront property in Arizona.

Rising Gas Prices And The 2012 Elections

Rising prices at the pump could lead to problems at the voting booth.

Good News All Around In January Jobs Report

The January jobs report was the best we’ve seen in more than three years.

$4.00 Per Gallon Gas By Spring? Bye Bye Economic Recovery?

Higher gas prices in the spring could have an impact on the economy, and the election.

Michele Bachmann’s Plan For $2.00 Gas: Another Great Recession?

Michele Bachmann is promising $2.00 gas. Not surprisingly, she has no idea how to achieve this seemingly impossible goal.

Assessing Rick Perry’s Vulnerabilities

Rick Perry may be much less than meets the eye.

The Next Capitol Hill Battle: The Gas Tax

You thought you’d seen the worst of Congress in July? Oh, you silly American you.

Plurality Of Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

Are you better off than you were three years ago? 44% of Americans say no.

Will Republicans Get Sane On The Debt Ceiling?

Wall Street says raise the debt ceiling. The Tea Party says no. What will the GOP do?

The Politics of Oil Company Tax Breaks

Senate fails to revoke tax cuts for big oil.

Measuring The Bin Laden Bounce, If There Is One

There’s not much movement in the President’s job approval numbers.

Is There Anything That Washington Can Do About Gas Prices? Not Really

Congress is coming back to Washington and gas prices continue to rise. Expect a lot of demagoguery, but very little in the way of solutions.

Economic Growth Slows In First Quarter. What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

Will days of strong economic growth ever return? And what happens if they don’t?

High Gas Prices Hurting Obama

President Obama is suffering in the polls because of high gas prices, but is there really anything he can do about them?

A Magic Formula for Gas Prices?

Is there a magic formula to fix soaring gas prices? A Washington Examiner editorial claims to have found it.

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