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Oil Driving 'Democratic Recession'

High prices, US inaction let 'bad guys' run amok: Friedman

(Newser) - A "democratic recession" is threatening to roll back freedom around the globe, Thomas Friedman writes today in the New York Times. The high price of oil—which facilitates authoritarian rule—combined with the loss of US ability to effectively promote democracy means dictators have freer reign and freedom suffers,... More »

Clinton Spurns Economists at Her Peril

Tough talk on gas tax opens candidate to Bush comparisons

(Newser) - In dismissing what she called “elite opinion” and embracing the gas tax holiday, Hillary Clinton has adopted a regressive energy policy, Andrew Leonard of Salon writes. Her declaration yesterday—“I’m not going to put my lot in with economists”—smacks of George Bush’s worst moments... More »

Clinton Ads Fire Up Gas Clash

Indiana commercial targets Obama's take on gas tax holiday

(Newser) - Congress killed hopes of a “gas tax holiday,” but that won't stop Hillary Clinton from running on it. Her camp issued its second Indiana TV ad today blasting Barack Obama’s opposition to the measure, Talking Points Memo reports. Obama responded to her first ad by saying the... More »

Gas-Tax Break Shameful Policy

McCain-Clinton pandering just another indication of backward US attitude

(Newser) - The “McCain-Clinton” gas-tax vacation is an abomination of energy policy, Thomas Friedman declares in the New York Times. “This is money laundering: We borrow money from China and ship it to Saudi Arabia and take a little cut for ourselves as it goes through our gas tanks.”... More »

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