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Simon LomaxSimon LomaxFebruary 9, 20188min6146

How often do you think the New York Times and a Colorado Springs conservative ever agree, about anything? That’s the question I was asking myself after reading recent news coverage in the Times about the geopolitical importance of U.S. oil and natural gas production. The Jan. 28 story explained how much diplomatic and economic leverage we now have over countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia, which have historically used their energy supplies to intimidate other nations and get their own way.



Jared WrightJared WrightMarch 8, 201640min390

By TCS Publisher and Editor in Chief Jared Wright _@JaredWright_ Tuesday, March 8, 2016 DENVER — In case you didn't turn on any device yesterday, Michael Bloomberg will not be seeking a third party (or any) run for the presidency in 2016. Oh yes, and all the five of the Republican's gun bills were smothered in House State Affairs committee yesterday. Tack on Peyton Manning's retirement speech and that is probably all you were able to see yesterday in the news since it drowned out pretty much any other topic. That said, Bloomberg's decision is a significant one. The gun bill reruns? Meh ... "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." — John Adams Now, your substrata feed straight from the politics pipeline: