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‘Redundant’ rule adds to state frack regulations

May 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A proposed rule that will require companies to disclose chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing on public and Indian lands should give the public peace of mind. The oil industry believes it is just another redundant rule stacked on top of state regulations. Continue Reading

Commentary: When will Romney be ‘unzipped’ to our view?

April 4, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Mitt Romney “unzipped” is the stuff of cartoonists’ dreams.
The image suggested came from none other than his wife, Ann, when a Baltimore radio interviewer asked whether it’s true that her husband is stiff. Yes, do go ahead and cover the children’s eyes. Continue Reading

Commentary: The real Mitt can win

March 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON Dear Mitt: Consider me a neighbor leaning over the picket fence. You have a picket fence, don’t you? An ivy-covered wall? Fine, I’ll get a ladder.
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Commentary: Politics are a farce …

October 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville.
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Commentary: Election ’10: Obama vs. Boehner

September 10, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK How worried are Democrats? V-E-R-Y.
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Commentary: A brief dream does come true

August 29, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK August finally redeemed itself from shark-jumping hysteria with an original, spontaneous, transcendent event the accidental intersection of one Antoine Dodson, his sister, her would-be rapist, and some musical magicians who tapped into that uniquely American reservoir of salvation irreverence.
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Commentary: This ol’ political plot in South Carolina

July 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON It is often said that there are no new stories, just different ways of telling the same ones. Familiar plots persist through literature: man versus nature, “rags to riches,” the hero quest, and so on.
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