davidl on July 4th, 2008

Senator John Warner, Rep – VA, is suggesting a national speed limit of fifty-five: WASHINGTON (AP) — An influential Republican senator suggested Thursday that Congress might want to consider reimposing a national speed limit to save gasoline and possibly ease fuel prices. Sen. John Warner, R-Virginia, asked Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to look into what […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2008

The Guardian has a story up saying: Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% – far more than previously estimated – according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by the Guardian. The damning unpublished assessment is based on the most detailed analysis of the crisis so far, carried out by an internationally-respected […]

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Eric Florack on July 4th, 2008

From Rush H. Limbaugh, Jr. (Father of notable EIB radio host, Rush.) “…our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor…” It was a glorious morning. The sun was shining and the wind was from the southeast. Up especially early, a tall, bony, redheaded young Virginian found time to buy a new thermometer, for which he paid […]

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davidl on July 4th, 2008

Former Senator Jesse Helms has died of natural cause at age eighty-six, MSNBC: RALEIGH, North Carolina – Former Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, a leading conservative from North Carolina who served 30 years in the Senate before retiring in 2003, has died, the Jesse Helms Center said Friday. He was 86. Senator Helms was a strong […]

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