Tag Archives: Ed Markey

Burned by Water

The northeast coast of Japan was shaken by another earthquake today – 7.4 on the Richter scale this time. In Washington, Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) is arguing with bureaucrats at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about whether fuel in one of Fukushima’s reactors has breached the containment vessel. Just another day in the 21st century, [...]

Who’s in Charge?

Today is the one-month anniversary of BP’s massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and it’s still spilling. Much has been said, much less done. The question that looms largest in my mind 30 days later is: Who’s in charge? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer is clearly: BP. There’s some justification there [...]

The Wrong Direction

I’m back in Washington, DC this week; Tuesday evening I flipped on the radio to listen to President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan. Clearly, there are no good options available, but the choice Mr. Obama’s made seems worse than it needs to be. The Afghan war is an oil war. The connection is not as clear [...]