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  • Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas

    Bad policy, not profiteering, is the reason for $4 a gallon gas
    When gas prices spike in the wake of Middle East turmoil or hurricanes, conspiracy theories abound about profiteering speculators. The truth is Americans are suffering from bad energy polices — politicians eager to sell pet projects and hoist...
  • We can't drill our way out of high gas prices

    We can't drill our way out of high gas prices
    Prices at the pump are rising, and Americans are none too happy about it. Small wonder that President Obama's approval ratings have fallen like a sack of hammers in recent weeks: Nothing annoys voters quite like a $75 fill-up at their local service...
  • Bin Laden Killed In Shootout With U.S. Forces In Pakistan

    Bin Laden Killed In Shootout With U.S. Forces In Pakistan
    Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S.-led operation involving helicopters and ground forces in Pakistan on Sunday, ending a nearly 10-year worldwide hunt for the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. U.S. officials said bin Laden was...
  • Senators Still Searching for Budget Support

    Senators Still Searching for Budget Support
    The Texas Tribune Sen. Steve Ogden is still looking for 20 fellow senators willing to start the debate on the 2012-2013 state budget. It takes 21 to bring it up for consideration, and efforts to get that number together have fallen short for more than...
  • Oil Prices Shrink Again: Will Price at the Pump Follow?

    Oil Prices Shrink Again: Will Price at the Pump Follow?
    Sticker shock at the pump--and drivers get stuck with high gas prices. Darwin Escobar is a delivery man for iFratelli pizza in Irving--he's delivered for a little more than a year--and seen gas prices rise about a dollar a gallon--he hopes sinking oil...
  • Green energy vs. oil

    Re your article "Demand, not speculation, cited for rising oil prices" (May 8), while demand is a factor in rising oil prices, multiple factors must be included to get the entire picture of why prices are rising. International Energy Agency chief...
  • Our lack of choice at the pump props up the Saudis

    At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so? In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
  • The buck stops here

    The buck stops here
    Growing up in Highland Park, Ted Fishman would write radio scripts and hand them out to the other kids on the snow mounds. As a college student, he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates. But Fishman, author of the best-seller "China, Inc.,"...
  • Airport revenue hits turbulence

     Airport revenue hits turbulence
    Bob Hope Airport revenue figures for last year flatlined as the number of passengers using the airfield continued to drop. Operating revenues went from $49.4 million in 2009 to $46.4 million in 2010 — a drop of 6.14%, according to a report to...
  • Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy

    Obama's choice: Higher gas prices, weaker economy
    Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest. In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
  • Senate challenges Obama on Iran

    Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...