National/US political news and opinion from a liberal viewpoint.

The Case Aganist Nuclear Energy

Over at Red County, State Rep. Chuck DeVore is shilling nuclear power as the cure for California’s energy demand.  I still have a serious probem with how and where do we dispose of waste that might be radioactive long after Armageddon. The Internet is a wonderful thing; here’s what the smart people  at the Harvard International…

Pelosi on Gonzo

Washington – Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales:  “The resignation of Attorney General Gonzales is long overdue.  The rampant politicization of federal law enforcement that occurred under his tenure seriously eroded public confidence in our justice system.”  “The President must now restore credibility to the…

Senator John Warner

Just wondering, now that Republican Senator John Warner, a staunch supporter of the War in Iraq, is calling for troop withdrawls, does that mean…. He’s a flip-flopper? Cut-and-runner? Defeatocrat? Weak sister? Or just plain right about something for once?

Peak Oil and Economic Limits

We’ve had a debate about global warming; so what about the economic and environmental effects of our consumption of oil? h/t to Wu Ming over at Surf Putah blog who found this on The Oil Drum. The reality here is that in addition to the problem of global climate change, which the vast majority of scientists…