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Colony Shale, The First Solyndra

Solyndra is a lesson in how the substitution of wishful thinking for green eyeshades can stimulate the growth of costly energy carbuncles that emit malodorous political fumes. Today it is Solyndra. Yesterday it was Colony Shale. Don’t remember Colony Shale? Coloradans do. In the mesa country …

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Written by Jim DiPeso on Thursday September 29, 2011

Blame for Debt Talks is Divided

There is little evidence to suggest that either President Obama or House Speaker John Boehner gained much political leverage as a result of Friday night’s dueling press conferences or Monday night’s back-to-back speeches. If anecdotal evidence and public opinion polls are to be believed, the only …

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Written by Les Francis on Wednesday July 27, 2011

My Opponent, Senator Kennedy

My own feelings about Senator Kennedy are a bit more complicated or nuanced than those of many of my friends and associates, for I have never been able to forget -- nor entirely get over -- Senator Kennedy’s challenge to my old boss, Jimmy Carter, for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination. …

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Written by Les Francis on Thursday August 27, 2009