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International Political CommentariesAs Energy Prices Rise, It's All Downhill for Democracy, by Thomas L. Friedman, Op-Ed Columnist
"I call it the "First Law of Petropolitics," and it posits the following: The price of oil and the pace of freedom always move in opposite directions in petro-ist states."
Political Commentaries in or about the USA
Energy Platforms of USA Presidential Candidates in 2004
Lights Out On Deregulation by Dennis Kucinich
Energy Gridlock, with guest USA Secretary Of Energy Spencer Abraham, from John Mclaughlin's "One On One" -- Broadcast: Weekend Of December 6-7, 2003 Taped:
"MR. MCLAUGHLIN: 'Well, there's no question that hydrogen is a valid source of fuel. We know that.'
Look at us, the Axis of Energy Evil, My View: by Jerry Brown
What Americans have learnt - and not learnt - since 9/11 by Noam Chomsky
Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21St Century. Report of an Independent Task Force Sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University and the Council on Foreign Relations, Edward L. Morse, Chair, Amy Myers Jaffe, Project Director.
George W. Bush on the Next Four Years. What is the connection between energy and politics? Read from Tom Brokawís exclusive interview with president-elect George Bush, excerpted from an interview on MSNBC
Making the Transition to Sustainability by Francis de Winter
"As is well documented on this ... website, the existing energy establishment has managed to mislead the public on the dependability of future crude oil and natural gas supplies, by distorting the information the public gets ...."
Political Commentaries in or about California
Ivan Hall for Governor of California, less a lesson in politics (there is no possibility that this candidate will win the recall election) and more a call for action in the context of the coming global oil crisis.
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