William Yeatman writes that under John McCain’s plan, “Energy-intensive industries would have every incentive to move their operations to countries without carbon controls, like China.”
But there is no need to wait for McCain’s plan to take effect, or Clinton’s, or Obama’s. The present national energy policy, which without hyperbole is no new drilling in Alaska, no new drilling offshore, no new refineries, no new nuclear, has already resulted in bodies in the street that all three candidates blithely ignore.
Piston general aviation is dying. Aviation gasoline consumption, and along with it flight hours, has dropped off the scale. On a recent CAVU day, flew my Skylane to pickup a safety pilot for some instrument practice. When he hopped in, he said “I knew it was you approaching the field.” When asked in reply if he was listening on a hand-held radio, he said “you’re the only airplane in the sky.” On a ceiling and visibility unlimited day.
Power boating is dying. A cousin with waterfront property on Long Island’s south shore reports that a marine refueling station sold $50,000 in fuel on Labor Day weekend 2006, but only $2,000 in fuel on Labor Day weekend 2007. And six months ago fuel was “cheap” compared to today.
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?