On the front of the paper this morning, we learn that "North Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country's fuel supply." Wow, something sensible I thought. The government is pulling back on one of its green in name only environmental follies -- a corny requirement. Alas, it is not to be. The EPA is merely maintaining the current insanity which has driven up food prices, polluted rural environments, and recklessly put sensitive and marginal lands into crop production. Only in Washington, DC is maintaining the status quo considered a significant reduction.
Then, a dose of redemption on the editorial page was Thomas Sowell's latest column, beginning thus:
Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words -- "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today.Sewell recounts the collapse and destruction country states and regimes over the centuries whose overarching goal is economic equality. He points out that
|President Barack Obama awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom|
to the richest of Americans, Warren Buffett.