By Taylor Armerding
The Hendricks County Flyer
Fri Mar 29, 2013, 03:28 PM EDT
For anybody tracking political machinations and societal ironies, it's been a target-rich environment lately - too many to pick just one.
There is not enough space to mention them all, but here are a few of the highlights.
If you can have it both ways, why not go for it? That seems to be the goal of President Obama regarding the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed to carry oil from Canada's oil sands to refineries in Texas.
According to multiple reports, the Obama administration is planning to add global warming/climate change to the list of things all federal agencies should consider under the National Environmental Policy Act before approving any major projects.
As National Review's Stanley Kurtz observes, that means the administration could, "green-light the pipeline, file a report that stops short of calling Keystone a major global-warming hazard, and still find the project delayed for years by environmental groups bringing court challenges under the new NEPA guidelines."
In short, he can approve it, officially, but also make sure it gets stalled into oblivion.
What was that about Mitt Romney not having any core principles?
What's with Hillary Clinton? She's just a former U.S. senator and secretary of state. While she remains the wife of a former president, she is neither an appointed nor elected public official.
So, why would she think it necessary to announce her support for same-sex marriage this past week in a video released by the Human Rights Campaign?
Who really cares what she thinks? You don't suppose Clinton might be joining all politically correct, right-thinking people in preparation for running for anything, do you?
Crazy Uncle Harry is at it again. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, famous for delusional claims like the one about 18 months ago, that the private sector was "doing fine" when official unemployment was close to 9 percent and the real rate was well above that, launched another one last week.
March 3, 2014
February 27, 2014
February 26, 2014
There was a wide array of reactions to Seattle DB Richard Sherman’s post-game “interview” with Erin Andrews following the Seahawks’ NFC title win over San Francisco.
Mine? Laughter, as the shout-down was the most entertaining thing I saw all day.
January 28, 2014
Butler is still a long way from saving its 2013-14 men’s basketball season, but if the Bulldogs turn it around fully and reach the NCAA Tournament, it will have started this past Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
January 21, 2014
A fine season for the Indianapolis Colts ended with a whimper Saturday at New England, but in recent team history, it was far from the most disappointing postseason defeat.
January 14, 2014
The Indianapolis Colts’ miraculous 45-44 wild card victory over Kansas City on Saturday ended just after 8 p.m. After leaving Lucas Oil Stadium, it took until around midnight for the pounding in my head to subside.
January 7, 2014
December 31, 2013
An NPR broadcast examines the question of how communities can better prepare for tornadoes like the one that struck Moore, Okla. on Monday. The broadcast features commentary from Michael Fitzgerald, who reported a five-part disaster series for the CNHI News Service.
May 22, 2013
Part I: Are We Prepared? | Part II: Disaster Dollars Part III: Lessons Learned | Part IV: Warning Signs Part V: The Big One
The U.S. Supreme Court's support of Michigan's ban on race-based affirmative action in university admissions may spur colleges to find new ways to achieve diversity without using racial preferences.
April 23, 2014
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