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As opposition grows, what will it take to stop Keystone XL?

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It was a dramatic scene in the Senate this week. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren, presiding, announced the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Crow Creek Sioux man from South Dakota sang out in the Senate gallery. A massive people's climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the planet had prevailed ... at least for now.

It was a Democrat, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, representing oil interests, who tried to push the pipeline through. She hoped its passage would help her in the Dec. 6 runoff election against her challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, who sponsored a similar bill in the House. The Republicans have promised to reintroduce the bill when they take control of the Senate in January.

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Gordon Dirks
| October 9, 2014
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Middle East policy in four words: 'Don't do stupid sh*t'

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I'd forgotten why I find the Clintons so objectionable but Hillary got me back up to speed this week with an interview on foreign policy. She wanted to dispute Barack Obama's four-word summary of his approach, as reported in the semi-official journal, Foreign Policy: "Don't do stupid s---." He was responding to journalists on Air Force One who said he doesn't have a foreign policy. Later references paraphrased it as "Don't do stupid stuff," with a nudge/wink on "stuff." Hillary disagreed: "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle." I'm here to say I think it's a great one.

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July 23, 2014 |
As shut-offs enter their third month, the Windsor chapter of the Council of Canadians will send a convoy of 1,000 litres of water to Detroit with a message for President Obama.
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