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Here’s a Transparency Candidate

“As long as you don’t know what’s going on, you can’t hold them accountable. And that’s what I’m trying to change here.” Those are the words of Justin Amash, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Michigan’s 3rd congressional district. Judging by his comments, captured on the YouTube video below, he “gets” transparency. Transparency is [...]

Oil Spills and Politicians

The ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is serious business, but it’s an opportunity to share a favorite YouTube video dealing with an oil spill off the coast of western Australia a few years ago. In that spill, the front of a large oil tanker fell off. Yes, the front fell off. Previous [...]

Obama’s Pitch to Congressional Leaders – Not You: Spend $8,000 per Family

[Update: In my haste to report this to you, I deviated from the usual way costs are reported here. The figures reported below and in the title are what the stimulus would add to the national debt, not the cost per family/person as we usually report it here on WashingtonWatch.com. (See the "about" page for [...]

Would a President Obama Bankrupt the Coal Industry?

The Internets are seeing much ado today about some remarks Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made early this year on coal and greenhouse gasses. A snippet is in the video at right. (Ignore the red captions and exclamation marks – if you can!!!!) Senator Obama describes a carbon cap-and-trade system pretty accurately. He concludes with [...]

At the Risk of Making this the All-Bailout Blog

A visitor commenting on an earlier post points us to a sultry celebration of the whole thing: