The whole situation is full of complex axis of thought. Suburbia is here to stay, it’s just a matter of keeping transportation cheap. Powering the vehicle fleet with a blend of alcohol is a good start. The biggest impediment to the fleet’s efficiency is its weight. SUVs are obvious for their heft, but in a quest to make other cars more solid and safer a lot of steel has been added. Also tailpipe regulations prohibit the most efficient engines that exist in Europe, the turbo diesel and direct injection gasoline, to be sold here.p>Also nobody is talking about getting oil out of businesses it’s not needed. Phasing out the use of oil for heating would be a good start. Problem is the price of natural gas has gone through the roof. Solution would be to reinstate the ban on generating electricity with natural gas. Calpine and its ilk have tied up the market for long term contracts. br> Electricity my boy its the answer for the rest. But we need to keep it cheap. Time to deploy the nuclear solution. As far as I’m concerned every major metro area gets a mega reactor site with the government having the power to silence the NIMBYS and courts. /p>
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?