Archive for November, 2011

Green gravy (2011-11-14)

Last week the New York Times reported on the “gold rush of subsidies” available to companies that get involved with green energy projects. One of these enterprises, NRG Energy’s array of a million solar panels on a former cattle ranch between San Francisco and Los Angeles, enjoyed a package of subsidies that covered nearly the [...]

Charlie Rangel: Gone (2011-11-13)

In September, Rep. Charlie Rangel, the former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, was honored by House leaders with a ceremony to unveil Rangel’s official portrait as Ways and Means Chairman.
“Awkward,” reported The Hill newspaper. The previous December, the House had voted 333-79 to censure Rangel for rules violations related to unpaid taxes, [...]

Campaign update (2011-11-6)

As regular readers of America Wants To Know are aware, the writer of this blog, Susan Shelley, is running for Congress in California’s new 30th District, the west and south San Fernando Valley.
I’ll be the featured speaker at two events this month in the West Valley, and if you live around here, come on over [...]

Mahmoud Abbas and the real truth (2011-11-1)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas gave an interview to an Egyptian television channel on October 23 and said it was “a good thing” that Hamas “kidnapped—or rather, captured” Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and held him for five years.
He also said he will never recognize a Jewish state.
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: [...]