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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…

Healthy Skepticism Toward Climate Crisis Denial

Today, I noticed an article in The Register warning of YET ANOTHER HEAT WAVE striking us in Orange County this week. maybe for some people, this just means another chance to go to the beach or to throw a “BBQ by the Pool” party. But for me, I see more than just that. I see…

Karl Rove to resign at end of August

By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent   WASHINGTON (AP) — Karl Rove, President Bush’s close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration. On board with…

Loretta Sanchez & the Peace Activists: What Does This All Mean?

Apparently, everyone now has something to say about the Tuesday night “occupation” of Loretta Sanchez’s Congressional District Office and the arrest of the antiwar protesters . Digby says that this is a larger indictment of the military industrial complex, and David Dayen seems to be agreeing with her at Calitics.   Meanwhile, OC Blog is…

With Water So Clean, No Wonder We All Love Laguna!

I know there are many reasons to love Laguna Beach. Who doesn’t love the art? Who doesn’t love the scenic hillsides and canyons? Who doesn’t love the rustic landscape of this crown jewel of the California Coast?But today, we have a new reason to love Laguna, a reason that I just discovered at The Register.…