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Two Graphs Show Exactly Why Saudi Arabia Wants To Crush Fracking

Two Graphs Show Exactly Why Saudi Arabia Wants To Crush Fracking

About That Other “Special Relationship”

About That Other “Special Relationship”

    By Thomas L. Knapp When it comes to entangling alliances, the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel tends to take center stage. Interposing one’s self between a herd of American politicians and an opportunity to appease Benjamin Netanyahu is a good way to get trampled to death. Lately, though, US relations […]

Too Many Secrets

Too Many Secrets

    By Thomas L. Knapp Inquiring minds want to know: What, precisely, do 28 pages of the US Senate’s report on the 9/11 attacks say? Those particular 28 pages have remained classified since the report was issued in 2002. Former US Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), lead author of the report, wants those pages released. […]

A Game of Thrones: Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia

A Game of Thrones: Royal Succession in Saudi Arabia

The guidelines for Saudi Arabian royal succession were formulated on the basis of principles bequeathed by Ibn Saud and the monarchy’s unique needs, circumstances, and political structure. These arrangements, first and foremost the transfer of power among members of the same generation, may have had a positive effect on the monarchy’s stability over the years, […]

Export of American Domestic Oil

Export of American Domestic Oil

By Dennis Brown Is no one troubled, as I am, at the enthusiasm for increased exporting of our domestic carbon reserves? Marathon oil –along with others–is lobbying intensely for repeal of the 1975 Energy Policy and Conservation Act, which forbids export of domestic oil. The Act was passed when US oil production was in steep […]

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