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  • End the ethanol charade

    End the ethanol charade
    Is it just me, or was there actually a time when ethanol was the great, green hope? Didn't Al Gore tell us it would fight global warming through cleaner motor vehicle emissions? Didn't George W. Bush promise this homegrown grain byproduct would reduce U....
  • Jennifer Granholm to join Keith Olbermann's prime-time lineup at Current TV

    Jennifer Granholm to join Keith Olbermann's prime-time lineup at Current TV
    Current TV, the prime-time home of Keith Olbermann, Wednesday announced a strong election-year move with Jennifer Granholm joining the channel in January to host a show weeknights at 9 following Olbermann's. Granholm, the former governor of Michigan,...
  • Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles

    Obama drops climate change talk as green movement fizzles
    "What the heck went wrong?" That, apparently, is the question roiling the environmental community as it realizes that the fight against climate change has fizzled. As Brad Plumer writes in the New Republic, everything was looking great in 2008 for a...
  • Who benefits from the oil crisis?

    I agree with op-ed contributor Peter Morici that economic recovery will spur demand for gasoline and jet travel ("Obama's failed oil policy," April 26). However, his idea that the money Americans spend on higher gas and vehicle prices will stay home to...
  • 'If you cut the rate, people will come'

    'If you cut the rate, people will come'
    Steve Walters has a modest proposal that makes Baltimore homeowners cheer and government bean-counters wince: slash the city's property tax rate in half. The Loyola University Maryland economics professor, pointing to the modern rebirths of San Francisco...
  • It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill

    It's time for U.S. to pass an energy bill
    The old saying goes that if you put a million chimpanzees into a room with a million typewriters for enough time, one of them will eventually write Shakespeare. Unfortunately, we do not have a room full of chimpanzees, but we have the next best thing...
  • Keith Olbermann debut: Two minutes short of success

    Keith Olbermann debut: Two minutes short of success
    I have to give Keith Olbermann and Current TV their due: For 58 minutes Monday night, they delivered an impressive premiere on the new "Countdown" show. Strong production values, reasonable discussions and no ugly over-the-top slanderous attacks on...
  • Keith Olbermann's first week smooth and rude

    Keith Olbermann's first week smooth and rude
    After four nights of watching Keith Olbermann, there are two things I can say with some certainty. First, he has put together a first-rate production team. Current TV is producing a more focused and faster moving “Countdown” than MSNBC did....
  • Wanted: The second best man or woman for the job

    Wanted: The second best man or woman for the job
    With his nomination as the Republican candidate for president all but wrapped up, Mitt Romney now faces the challenging task of selecting a running mate. What was once a fairly ho-hum matter (the running gag in the 1931 Gershwin musical lampooning...
  • Sports columnist: A moment that wrote itself

    Sports columnist: A moment that wrote itself
    The date — Sept. 6, 1995 — had been circled on calendars, not just in Baltimore, but throughout the country. The countdown for the Orioles' Cal Ripken Jr. to break Lou Gehrig's consecutive-games record had gone on for months. And yet, if I...
  • Greens come to city to pick presidential nominee

    Greens come to city to pick presidential nominee
    Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall. The national convention, which is taking place at the University...
  • Obama evolves, with a nudge from Biden

    Obama evolves, with a nudge from Biden
    Vice President Joe Biden was accused of committing another gaffe the other day when he declared on a Sunday television talk showthat he was "absolutely comfortable" with the idea of same-sex marriage. His crime supposedly was that he embarrassed his boss,...