Al Gore (Albert Gore, Jr.) was vice-president of the United States under Bill Clinton. He ran for president against George W. Bush in 2000, when he actually would have won had the vote been properly counted, and 2004.
- Inventing the Internet: Gore played a key role in early expansion of the internet backbone, thus making possible the internet as we now know it; his attempts to claim credit for this during the 2000 presidential race were distorted into a popular myth that he had claimed to have "invented the Internet", which was exploited by his opponents.
- /global warming: Gore has gored a lot of powerful oxes in his advocacy for action to mitigate global warming.
- It was claimed that Gore's residence was an unsustainable energy-hog, while George W. Bush's primary residence had many sustainable features. While there appears to have been some truth to both ends of the claim, Gore has both responded to the criticism and fixed it.
- 2008-11-12 [Talk|Index] I Got Up In Al Gore's Face § “Would a cabinet-level position let Gore sell his vision of a self-regulating, wind and solar-powered Smart Grid to power America?” Gore is quoted expressing regret over his apparent failure to educate and motivate America regarding the ongoing global warming crisis.
- 2007-10-02 [Talk|Index] Collins and Broder and all the Raccoons played a sick, stupid old ball game § “Weighing in on a Kansas controversy, Vice President Al Gore's office said Thursday he favors the teaching of evolution in public schools but would not oppose instruction in creationism if taught as part of a religious course. .. "They may teach creationism in the context of a religious course; that is clearly up to the local districts to decide," said Alejandro Cabrera, speaking for Gore. He said Gore bases his opinion on court rulings that allow the teaching of creationism as part of a religious course but not as a science.” (emphasis added)
- 2007-03-28 [Talk|Index] George W. Bush's eco-friendly ranch compared to Al Gore's energy-expending mansion § “...there's a fair bit of truth to the e-mail: Al Gore's Nashville mansion is something of the energy-gobbler the e-mail depicts, while President Bush's Crawford ranch is more the model of responsible resource use the juxtaposition portrays it to be.”
- 1999-08-29 [Talk|Index] Gore waffling in debate over teaching of creationism? § “According to Eisner, "Several hours" after the initial statement, Cabrera called Reuters again to insist "the vice president supports the right of school boards to teach creationism within the context of religious courses and not science courses."”
- 2007-10-08 A Nobel Candidate "Thousands of activists are hoping to convince Al Gore to run for president. Could a Nobel Peace Prize give the reluctant candidate a push?"
- The Assault on Reason: how our system of government has become dominated by the outcome of money-controlled television ad campaigns
- Democracy in trouble, Gore says in book
- Al Gore's New Book Examines 'The Assault on Reason': "In his new book, Al Gore explores why reason, logic and truth seem to play a sharply diminished role in the way America now makes important decisions and what we can do to change that." (includes many links)
- 2007-05-21 video Al Gore with Diane Sawyer discussing the book (or trying to)
- An Inconvenient Truth: feature-length movie on the urgency of global warming
- 1992-09-29 video Gore criticizes Bush for ignoring Iraq's ties to terrorism: Al Gore criticizes George H.W. Bush for ignoring Iraq's ties to terrorists and disregarding Iraq's attempts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.