Bearing It All

After all, there are lots of things in Gov. Palin’s background that render her a highly qualified candidate. One that has not been extensively commented upon is her finding common cause with Canada in a fight with the United States.

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Creative Class Accounting

McCain and the U.S. Census Bureau have come up with clever ideas to make the United States of America a better place. The Census Bureau would like for more people to fill out the forms it sends out ever four years and John McCain would like for someone to invent a really good car battery

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Return To Sender

In every case George Bush won and science and the EPA lost. Here is what is happening as you read this. George Bush is scampering as fast as he can to make sure coal fired power plants can be built near several national parks. He isn’t personally scampering. His EPA is.

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Tree Mugger

If there’s one agency that has consistently enjoyed the benefits lavished on it by an ignorant president who continuously diminishes its standing in the world of science, it would be the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Hiding Truths

The wonderful thing about having George Bush as president is that a commentator can write about the same subject repeatedly and it will always be timely and fresh.

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The Cigarette

Phillip Morris is clearly a conscientious company and one can’t fault it for continuing to market the only thing it knows how to make. One can only praise it for its efforts to improve the environment and accommodate its customers who have found themselves caught up in government regulations imposed by people who have never appreciated the pleasures that can be found in a well-timed smoke.

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A Choking Decision

In the past some states, including California, have taken it upon themselves to come up with even stiffer regulations than those established by the EPA with respect to, among other things, the tailpipe emissions of automobiles.

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Paper vs. Toxins

That wasn’t all the GAO concluded. It found that the EPA did not “follow key steps in agency guidelines designed to ensure that it conducts appropriate scientific, economic, and policy analysis” and went on to say that was because the Office of Management and Budget pressured the EPA to provide burden reduction by the end of 2006.

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Bush Warming to Global Warming

It was a confusing few days for the climate and those affected by it. On May 21, 2007, Robert Sullivan, the former associate director in charge of exhibitions at the National Museum of Natural History, said that a scientific exhibit on Arctic climate change at the Smithsonian had been toned down by museum authorities in order to avoid annoying Congress and the Bush administration.

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