Month: April 2016

Isn’t It Ironic

Although the things that Alanis Morrisette speaks of in her famous song are not de facto ironic, the title of the song does pop into my head when I see or hear of certain things in the news.

/ April 26, 2016

Ignoring Icarus: The Obama Adminstration and Taxpayer-funded Solar Companies

The story of the dizzying rise and precipitous fall of one-time solar energy darling SunEdison bears more than a passing resemblance to the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – and is yet another salutary lesson about the dangers of...

/ April 20, 2016

Refiners and Tax Day: Producing More Than Just Fuels

By mid-January, news sources have thoroughly exhausted reports on American’s Yuletide spending and attention inevitably turns to the day of reckoning: Tax Day. Thanks to Abraham Lincoln, this year procrastinating taxpayers get a few extra days to file and that...

/ April 15, 2016

Cars At The Capital: Preserving Automotive Heritage (And Fuel Choice) For American Motorists

If you happen to be in Washington, D.C. between April 14 and April 26, you should take a walk to the National Mall to check out two presidential gems from our automotive past: President William Taft’s 1909 White Steam Car,...

/ April 11, 2016