The 1970 Western "Monte Walsh" comes to mind with President Obama's nomination of Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment Inc., to replace Kenneth L. Salazar as secretary of the interior. The difference between Ms. Jewell and the movie's titular character is that Walsh stands true to his background, while Mr. Obama's nominee seems content to run roughshod over hers.
The 1970 western “Monte Walsh” comes to mind with President Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell, president and chief executive officer of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), to replace Ken Salazar as secretary of the Interior. The difference between Ms. Jewell and the movie’s titular character is that Walsh stands true to his background, while Mr. Obama’s nominee seems content to run rough-shod over hers.
American oil is enjoying a renaissance few would have predicted even a decade ago. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates nearly half the crude oil we consume will be produced at home within a mere eight years.
Mitt Romney's corps of advisers is heavily salted with figures who surrounded President George W. Bush as he watched over massive increases in federal spending, the creation of more government programs and the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the nation-building efforts that followed.
It was supposed to be the trendy places and the college towns, the warm-weather beaches and the hipsters' ski resorts where the new American culture would fund the new American economy. Instead, it's ... North Dakota: the cold end of the old buffalo commons, the back end of beyond.