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May 06, 2013 9:08 AM Does Fossil Fuel Abundance Have Negative Political Consequences?

Charles Mann has an interesting article in the Atlantic about the potential deleterious consequences of finding large quantities of natural gas (methane hydrate) underneath the seafloor.  We may believe that fossil fuel scarcity is a major source for political instability....

By Erik Voeten

March 07, 2012 12:18 PM Beat the Drum Slowly

Campaigning Republicans are banging the patriotic and Israel-first drums for a preventive war against Iran, allegedly to stop it from deploying atomic weapons: though how this is supposed to work without a full-scale invasion and 20,000 American dead is left...

By James Wimberley

March 02, 2012 10:04 AM Keystone Pipeline Means Dearer Gas, Few Jobs

“I’ll get us that oil from Canada,” Mitt Romney said in his victory speech after the Michigan primary. He was referring to Keystone XL, the crude-oil pipeline that has become a top-tier campaign issue for Republicans. Problem is, the tar-sands...

By Jonathan Alter