Federal judge Barbier ordered Anadarko, a non-operated partner in the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico when in blew out in 2010, to pay a fine of $159 million for its role.

NRA’s New Ad: President Should Not Have Secret Service Protection

File this under “NRA No Longer Relevant”, the gun sports organization turned political fringe group just released a new web ad that calls President Obama an “elitist hypocrite” because  his two daughters have Secret Service protection at school.  The NRA, ignoring the continuing threats against the President and his family, makes the extraordinary claim in…

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Wild Conspiracy Theories: The Weird Side of the Gun Debate

My latest on HuffPo about gun violence. Robert L. Cavnar: Wild Conspiracy Theories: The Weird Side of the Gun Debate.

The Gun Lobby Doesn’t Really Need This Guy, Either

Warning: Videos contain profanity. James Yeager, the CEO of Tactical Response, supposedly a police training instructor, is in some pretty hot water after posting an incendiary video on youTube a few days ago about gun violence.  He declared that if the gun debate goes one more inch, he’s “going to start killing people.” 

Note to the Gun Lobby: This is Not the Guy Who Should be Speaking for You

Alex Jones, talk radio screamer from Austin, Texas, and yet an another embarrassment from my state, is famous for wild conspiracy theories and crazy talk on his syndicated radio show.  He’s the one who’s been leading the charge to have Piers Morgan of CNN be deported because he advocates control of military style weapons and…

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Salazar orders review of 2012 Arctic oil, gas drilling – Oil & Gas Journal

After all of the mishaps during Shell’s short Arctic drilling season this year, which included a failed and damaged containment dome, sea ice delays, the drillship Discoverer losing its moorings and almost running aground, and last week’s near disaster as the drillship Kulluk ran slipped its towline in heavy weather and ran aground off of…

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Transocean to pay $1.4 billion in fines for Macondo blowout, spill – Oil & Gas Journal

Transocean to pay $1.4 billion in fines for Macondo blowout, spill – Oil & Gas Journal.

Let’s Talk About Gun Responsibility and Accountability

The conversation has finally begun. After 20 innocent children and 6 of their teachers in a school in Newtown Connecticut were brutally murdered at their desks by a severely disturbed young man using powerful semi-automatic weapons, the fog over the nation’s collective awareness of gun violence has begun to clear. The stories of teachers dying…

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