On Monday the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a final approval to allow Royal Dutch Shell to start drilling an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea, northwest of Alaska.

In a remarkable confluence of common sense and establishment approval, Congress is likely to look favorably upon eliminating the U.S. oil export ban this fall.

Illinois is a poster child for progressive politics and their inevitable painful results.

Progressives in Seattle suffer from a blind spot — economic reality — that is causing exactly the opposite reaction to their new minimum-wage policy than anticipated. 

The Saudis are caught in a pickle: Cut oil production and lose market share, or continue to pump until they're out of money.

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