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Drill, drill, drill!

I’ve been thinking on and off about last week’s vote in the Senate paving the way for oil exploration and drilling in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. I feel the following bullet points more or less sum up my feelings on the issue: Senate Republicans used a parliamentary trick to avoid having to come up with sixty votes in support of drilling, which they knew they couldn’t muster. Now that this precedent has been set, they could conceivably use the same tactic to push through any other piece of crackpot legislation.

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