More Zack Colman Articles

  • GAO: Nuclear regulators learned from Fukushima disaster, but more work ahead

    U.S. nuclear reactors are safer than they were before the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown that occurred three years ago in Japan, but automated data collection systems are still not prepared to operate in extreme conditions, according to a Government Accountability Office report. The GAO report,...

  • Obama expands California national monument

    President Obama expanded a California national monument Tuesday, making good on a pledge to unilaterally declare more wilderness areas if Congress doesn't. "[I]n my State of the Union address I talked about taking any actions that I could to ensure that this incredible gift of American lands,...

  • Senate Democrats up all night, in for long haul on climate legislation

    Democrats held the Senate floor to talk climate change into the morning hours Tuesday, though they're not holding their breath on comprehensive legislation clearing Congress soon. Instead, organizer Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, described the event as an "opening salvo," as the more than two dozen...

  • John Barrasso looks to tie natural gas exports to Ukraine relief bill

    Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., will attempt to tie a provision requiring the Energy Department to approve natural gas exports to NATO countries and Ukraine to the Ukrainian aid package being considered Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Barrasso's move comes as Republicans, some...

  • Senate Democrats to talk climate change in Monday filibuster

    Green eggs and ham isn't on the menu this time around. Instead, senators holding the floor for all of Monday and into Tuesday morning will serve up a heaping dose of climate change. Senate Democrats will control the floor for an all-night session on climate change, according to a statement...

  • Offshore wind lobbies for credit to keep industry from blowing away

    Companies looking to build an offshore wind industry are lobbying lawmakers to extend a key tax incentive as a larger onshore wind credit faces congressional headwinds. No wind power is currently generated off U.S. coasts, though the Obama administration is hoping to change that. It already...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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