Political and energy overreach

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It turns out that maybe you can reach too far out over that political cliff as the 2011 season of politicians doing the overreach has hit a fevered pitch. You have governors gone crazy in the American Midwest, you have Obama pulling a Bush and you have a Conservative government's contempt being called, what's the word, oh yeah "contempt."  Some are going to pay the price more than others and Matt and Stephen are scratching their heads at some of these political tactics. We also talk about the overreach with nuclear power. America has the most nuclear power plants in the world and want to build more with even some environmentalists onside. The tragedy in Japan should give us pause to think of other options and do some real cost accounting. News on the situation in Japan can be found here at the  Japan Broadcasting Network (English)

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