Articles by: Jamie Boothe

by / on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Not One for Talking

This election year has seen U.S. energy policy and the debate on global warming (does it exist, if it does who/what is responsible, and what we should do about it) get quite a bit of airtime, but from a distinctly 2012 tack.

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Biden, Uncensored

The recent vice presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan was a fiery one to be sure, and now that a few days have passed and the outcome of the debate has been properly digested, several judgments can be made.

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 10:55 am / in Domestic, Opinion

How’d We Get to Sesame Street?

Since only a fraction of PBS’s funding comes from the federal government, eliminating the subsidy would not end PBS, but the network would almost certainly change as it would be forced to corporatize and long-standing classic programs might be thrown to the wayside in favor of new material.

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

A Game of Groans

This week President Obama and Mitt Romney will come together, face-to-face, for the first time in front of the national audience. They will debate domestic policy at the University of Denver, moderated by PBS’ Jim Lehrer.

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by / on October 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Is There a War on Coal?

In the American context, there is a War on Terror, a War in Afghanistan, and a War on Drugs…but that is it. There is no “war” being waged against women, religion, or coal.

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 9:25 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Taxer Conspiracy

Even in the face of an overwhelming wave of evidence that soundly contradicts their claim, they remain resolute in their conviction, undeterred by any well-grounded facts or presented documentation. They do so because their belief in this claim is based not on rational argument but rather on a deep hatred of the associated presidential candidate and what he stands for.

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by / on September 18, 2012 at 10:36 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Freedom of Speech: In Defense of Defense

Obama should have said something to the effect of “I personally disagree with the filmmaker and his despicable film, but this country will ardently defend his right to produce it”.

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by / on September 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

The Reactor Factor

With both the knowledge of over three decades of scientific and engineering innovation and an understanding of the failures of Chernobyl and Fukushima in hand, we can develop more nuclear power in a manner that ensures both safety and productivity… but only if we first reject fear and political doublespeak.

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by / on September 11, 2012 at 9:44 am / in Domestic, Election 2012, Opinion

The Marathon Sprint

America has now gotten a good intimate look at both presidential candidates, but the battle for the White House continues.

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by / on September 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Pumping Pain

Does $3.83 for a gallon of regular unleaded “threaten the U.S. economy” in the way Katrina or international wars did? Absolutely not. But due to inappropriate blaming or not, does the president know that it threatens his reelection chances? You bet.

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