Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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Democrats’ time for magical energy thinking is over

OPINION:
Unfortunately for the United States, one of its political parties has become the home of magical thinking about energy. Here’s a hint: It’s not the Republicans.
Despite the Biden administration’s hopes to create a world in which solar panels and wind turbines power an all-electric automobile fleet, just last week, President Biden announced that the administration is considering a 20-year delay of new mining operations in northern Minnesota.

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Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money deemed worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Newcastle’s Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America?

MARTIN SAMUEL: Why is Saudi money worse than cash from a bunch of white guys in America? Newcastle’s owners are treated like crooks, but the Premier League’s principled band don’t mind rubbing along with autocratic regimes

Newcastle have received a lot of criticism since their £300m Saudi-led takeover 
But Man United use their deal with Saudi Telecom as revenue stream in the past  
Why is investment from Saudi Arabia worse than from white guys in America?

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Facebook’s name change plan is a reflection of its real priorities

Facebook’s plan to change its company name, as first reported by The Verge, comes at a peculiar time. The nearly $1 trillion company that owns Instagram and WhatsApp is facing its biggest scandal in years over damning internal documents leaked by a whistleblower, as well as mounting antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators.

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Who’s Really Running Justice?

The Revolving Door Project, a Prospect partner, scrutinizes the executive branch and presidential power. Follow them at therevolvingdoorproject.org.
It was never a secret that Attorney General Merrick Garland was among the key Biden administration figures opposing Jonathan Kanter’s nomination as assistant attorney general for antitrust. Ultimately, however, Garland did not get his way; the appointment went to Kanter rather than to one of the many Big Tech–allied BigLaw partners whom Garland favored.

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Who’s Really Running Justice?

The Revolving Door Project, a Prospect partner, scrutinizes the executive branch and presidential power. Follow them at therevolvingdoorproject.org.
It was never a secret that Attorney General Merrick Garland was among the key Biden administration figures opposing Jonathan Kanter’s nomination as assistant attorney general for antitrust. Ultimately, however, Garland did not get his way; the appointment went to Kanter rather than to one of the many Big Tech–allied BigLaw partners whom Garland favored.

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Geopolitics Will Cost Us Our Planet

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then–Vice President Joe Biden shake hands. (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)

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Geopolitics Will Cost Us Our Planet

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then–Vice President Joe Biden shake hands. (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)

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