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Newberry: Black Gods - Big Coal Cons America

Monday, 10 July 2006, 11:43 am | Stirling Newberry

America worships a black god - namely, the energy we extract from carbons and hydrocarbon sources. What is ending might be called "the era of cheap carbon energy." This is roughly equivalent to the point where trees could no longer supply the carbon energy ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: Deconstructing the Indictment

Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 2:20 pm | Stirling Newberry

For the last two years, Federal Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has investigated a potential crime, namely the revealing to the general public that Valerie Wilson nee Plame worked for the CIA in counter-proliferation, and was an undercover agent. More >>

Stirling Newberry: The Great Martingale Massacre

Friday, 21 October 2005, 4:34 pm | Stirling Newberry

Imagine there is a good for nothing gambler. He has only two resources: First, he's good for nothing, he's got an unlimited amount of time. Second, he's well born, and has an unlimited amount of credit at no interest. He offers you a chance to play ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: What's Left?

Wednesday, 21 September 2005, 12:39 am | Stirling Newberry

Over the weekend, two of the core industrialized nations voted in national elections, and they were joined by New Zealand, which, if it is not a major economic player, is still among the world's most advanced economies. The lens of left and right does ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: The Next Inaugural

Monday, 19 September 2005, 1:28 pm | Stirling Newberry

Friends, Americans, and all who listen -- We, the people, have come to this place, as our ancestors did, to begin anew the American adventure. To renew her covenants, to restore her honor, to rebuild her cities, towns, and farms, to re-establish her ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: The Black Gold Window

Monday, 22 August 2005, 3:22 pm | Stirling Newberry

We have come to this place: the party that captured Presidency, the House and the Senate less than a year ago has only 37% of the American public convinced that the country is heading in the right direction, according to a Gallup poll. More >>

Trial by Constitution: Nixon's Resignation

Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 7:35 pm | Stirling Newberry

Stirling Newberry writes that thirty-one years ago, on August 8th, Richard Nixon addressed the American public for the 37th time from the Oval Office. His message was that he was resigning the Presidency "effective noon tomorrow." It was the fall ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: New Politicking in Ohio

Thursday, 4 August 2005, 3:12 pm | Stirling Newberry

When Representative Rob Portman resigned his seat in Congress to become a US trade representative, it seemed like the safest possible move: shore up the key state of Ohio for the Republicans, and promote a reliably reactionary member of the Republican ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: Cathedrals of Resonance

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 2:39 pm | Stirling Newberry

Spain, in 1492, was a nation just barely born, and yet, within a century, it would have an empire that stretched around the world. America in 1865 was a nation that had just barely survived death, and was reborn. Yet within a century, it would be ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: Peak Olives

Friday, 15 July 2005, 11:49 am | Stirling Newberry

I often joke that every week I could write and sell a one thousand word piece that would consist of "Peak Oil" repeated five hundred times. There is a bottomless appetite for information, and confirmation, about the future of energy, but sadly, explaining ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: The December Decision

Monday, 4 July 2005, 8:55 am | Stirling Newberry

On October 9th 2001, in the shadow of the 9/11 attacks and as part of the preparations for going to war in Afghanistan, a series of essays were prepared on previous involvements in that country. More >>

Stirling Newberry: The Queen and the Soldier

Monday, 20 June 2005, 11:37 am | Stirling Newberry

To paraphrase the inimitable Suzy V: America has swallowed a secret burning thread, it cuts us inside and often we've bled. With the release of a defense memo from March of 2002 as part of the "Downing Street Memos," it is clear that the desire to remove ... More >>

Stirling Newberry: Neo-Victorian America?

Monday, 23 May 2005, 11:14 am | Stirling Newberry

In 1776 Americans revolted, less against taxes than against what those taxes were designed to enforce: triangular trade. Americans were required to sell raw materials to England, and buy from the rest of the world from British monopoly companies. More >>

Stirling Newberry: End The Cold War Economy

Wednesday, 18 May 2005, 11:58 am | Stirling Newberry

The recent decision announced by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to close US military bases, and the reactions of law makers, not merely Democrats but hard right figures like Senator Jim Thune of South Dakota and Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, ... More >>

Rove's Revolution: Bash, Break and Borrow

Tuesday, 26 April 2005, 10:19 am | Stirling Newberry

It won't be written on in the New York Times, nor will it be read by a newscaster on Fox News, but the left deserves to pat itself on the back and say "I told you so" about one of the most important events of recent years. More >>