March 2011, Vol. 238 No. 3

Editor's Notebook

Libya, Oil Prices And Drilling In America

My gosh, it’s back……’pain at the pump,’ I mean. This morning I filled up at the neighborhood Exxon station at $3.19 a gallon, a quarter more than I paid the previous week. When I leave today I expect the price will rise to $3.25 with no end in sight unless some brave Libyan soldier decides to pull rank on the colonel by doing what Gaddafi should have done himself long ago, putting a bullet through his diseased brain. Which also leads to the nagging question – why are so many of these oil-rich countries run by evil despots? With so many of their people under the age of 30 and unable to find decent jobs, should we be shocked in this day of insta

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