Who’s to Blame?

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that began on April 20, the question has been asked in media both left and right: who’s to blame? From Time magazine to The Washington Independent to cable news, journalists seemed more obsessed about wondering who is responsible than reporting on the actual catastrophe. In all […]

The Political Disaster of the BP Oil Spill

The BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, still spewing after more than a week and several failed mitigation attempts, is certainly an environmental disaster, the extent of which will likely not be known for many weeks to come. But it is also a political disaster. First of all, though the initial accident was […]