The bottleneck for BP spill claims: The Freeh group

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

HAIL SHALE: Due in large part to what's called the "shale revolution," the U.S. is poised to become the world's top producer of liquid petroleum.

By Jason Stverak
The BP Deepwater Horizon spill has cost taxpayers and business tens of billions of dollars, dealing a serious blow to fishing, tourism, and other industries in the region.
Now BP has put up more than $30 billion to compensate people, businesses and government for the damage caused. Unfortunately, much of that relief isn’t reaching the [...]

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France: Wolf in sheep’s clothing

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

COMPROMISE, RUSSIAN-STYLE: At least one writer at The New Republic thinks this is the best way to solve a governmental crisis.

By Jason Stverak
France – friend or foe?
That is an appropriate question for NATO and anyone in America worried about Russian aggression in eastern Europe. That’s because France, rather unapologetically, has teamed with the Russians to enhance Vladimir Putin’s military capabilities.
After resisting pressure from his NATO allies to stop the sale of Mistral class amphibious assault [...]

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Tom Steyer trades his green agenda for left-wing politics

By   /  October 17, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
Billionaire mega-donor Tom Steyer is hedging his bets. Recently, Steyer backed out of a keynote speaker slot at the SXSW Eco conference. He had originally accepted the invitation to “outline his strategy to rewrite the political narrative on climate change for the 2014 midterm elections” — with a few glaring omissions, of course.
Once seen primarily as an environmental [...]

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The socialist attempt to shake down Chevron

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
When Latin America lost Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez last year, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa stepped in to fill the gap as socialism’s godfather. But Correa’s aspirations are coming at a huge price for Ecuador and its people.
While Chavez lavishly doled funds from his petrodollar-stocked treasury to promote authoritarian socialism throughout the region, Ecuador [...]

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Celebrate Constitution Day with an eye to the future

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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By Jason Stverak
In the autumn of 1798, a young United States was celebrating the close of our first decade living under the Constitution.
Yet that same autumn, Benjamin Franklin Bache, the 29-year-old grandson of the celebrated framer, died in prison from a yellow fever epidemic. Like his famous grandfather, he was a journalist and printer. He [...]

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Billionaire’s energy tax crusade is risky business for unions

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Commentary  /  No Comments

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A billionaire investor arrived in Washington Tuesday to kick off a $100 million spending campaign designed to overwhelm the opposition this fall midterms, and senior Democrats were predictably furious.

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