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A first stand against Big Energy

May 19, 2006 - Whatever one might say about today's Congressional leadership, every once in a while they do show an uncanny ability to stick their fingers in the air and figure out which way the winds of public sentiment are gusting.

Halliburton can run, but ...

May 17, 2006 - Energy and contracting giant Halliburton is having its annual shareholders meeting today. It appears that moving the meeting from Texas to the town of Duncan, Oklahoma isn't helping them avoid the protests that engulf their gatherings each year:

The national impact of Katrina

May 10, 2006 - The lack of national leadership in post-Katrina rebuilding isn't just causing immense hardship for those in the Gulf Coast. As the Brookings Institute's latest Katrina Index shows, people dispersed by the flood -- the Katrina diaspora -- are facing severe economic troubles: