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Jeff Bingaman Is the Only Politician Speaking Truth About Gas Prices

The New Mexico senator is the only one in Washington, D.C. who will tell the uncomfortable truth about gas prices and oil supply and demand.


Gasoline prices have everything to do with the international price of crude oil, and pretty much nothing to do with with our domestic policy. (We have only 2 percent of the world's total reserves.) That doesn't stop plenty of politicians and other know-nothings from crowing on about how Democrats and U.S. environmentalists are to blame for the current high (relatively) gasoline prices. Except Jeff Bingaman, the Democratic Senator from New Mexico, who delivered some honest-to-goodness truth about oil supply and demand in a speech last week.

But what can Congress do to help ease the burden of high prices for U.S. consumers, when oil prices are determined mostly outside our borders? I think a realistic, responsible answer has to be focused on becoming less vulnerable to oil price changes over the medium- and long-term. And we become less vulnerable by using less oil.

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Quotatious: Rush Limbaugh Blames Japan's Environmental Consciousness for the Earthquake

Rush Limbaugh says that "Gaia" was trying to tell Japanese environmentalists something with the earthquake and tsunami.

\n\n\n\n At roughly 0:33 in the clip above, a caller—let's call him callous Chris in Indianapolis—asks Limbaugh, "If these are the people that invented the Prius, have mastered public transportation, recycling, why did mother earth, Gaia if you will, hit them with this disaster?"

After playing (and mocking) an audio clip about Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims recycling in their temporary disaster housing, Rush goes on to answer Chris's question:

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Quotatious: Henry Waxman Eviscerates Science Denying Colleagues

Ranking House Dem Henry Waxman bemoans the sad state of science in today's congress.

In last Tuesday's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearings on climate science, ranking Democrat Henry Waxman continued to express his frustration with the current trend of scientific denial in Congress. Actually, that's putting it too mildly. Waxman, who had gone off about the Republican war on science a day earlier speaking at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, is utterly flustered.

If my doctor told me I had cancer, I wouldn't scour the country to find someone to tell me that I don't need to worry about it.

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