Alliances, Coalitions Build Strength  
By David Curtiss / July 2008
Every presidential election features news stories and political ads showing the candidates engaged in vigorous outdoor activity. Whether they are chopping logs, racing boats, jogging, clearing brush or wind-surfing, the idea is to demonstrate that the candidate has what it takes for the top job.
Nagging Biofuel Issues Linger  
By David Curtiss / June 2008
A hard look at biofuels: The spring of 2008 will not be remembered fondly in Haiti. The small, troubled Caribbean island country is again experiencing wrenching civil unrest.
It Was ‘Raining Science’ in Capitol  
By David Curtiss / May 2008
Early in the morning of March 5, a group of professionals gathered in the lobby of the historic Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., two blocks from the White House.
Carbon Sequestration Rules Emerge  
By David Curtiss / April 2008
Just a few years ago uttering the words “carbon sequestration” at a party would result in raised eyebrows and puzzled looks: “Carbon what?”
Energy Bill and Funding Recapped  
By David Curtiss / March 2008
The first session of the 110th Congress finished in December with few results. Partisan squabbling and the distraction of a presidential election cycle seemed to bring the legislative process to a halt.
Image Has Impact on U.S. Budget  
By Don Juckett / May 2007

After checking in to my hotel in Long Beach at the beginning of the recent annual meeting -- weary from a cross country flight -- and as I was schlepping my luggage across the lobby to the elevators, a familiar voice of a AAPG member and longstanding acquaintance from across the lobby greeted me with:

 
By Don Juckett / March 2007

This month I want to highlight three items for member attention.

'Realities' Create Opportunities  
/ February 2007

A Washington outsider once quipped, “Washington, D.C., is 100 square miles surrounded by reality.” While there may be some merit in that observation, as a Beltway insider perspective it may be expressed by, “your reality and my reality are just different.”

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