Spin Cycle

News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.

The environmental disaster involving BP's high tech drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has revived debate over the wisdom of the 'drill-baby-drill' crowd, the slogan chanted at the 2008 Republican convention, and President Barack Obama's typical split-the-difference recent move in that direction. Paul Krugman dismisses as desperate Rush Limbaugh's zero-evidence suggestion that green-types blew up the rig.

It's become more like 'spill baby spill.'