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More Bipartisan Cooperation in the Senate: Answered Prayer or More Tears?

Saint Teresa of Ávila, a 16th century Carmelite nun, said: “Answered prayers cause more tears than those that remain unanswered.” So, there’s precedent for concern that the “new tone” in Washington politics that everyone has for years said they want might end in tears. Yet it might be coming. For energy lobbyists, The Senate Energy […]

Does Moneyball work for the EPA?: New EPA Particulant Regs Puffery?

Back in 2003, Michael Lewis wrote “Money Ball,” a book about how an Oakland, CA baseball team under head coach Billy Beane used player statistics to hire team members that gave them the greatest chance of a championship season at the lowest cost. So by 2009 it was pretty clear what was coming when President […]