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April 25, 2013

Tom Friedman: Why, This Boston Terror Attack Compels Us to Undertake the Only Reasonable Defense Against Terrorism: Instituting a Carbon Tax

I see that Tom Friedman has a new hobby: Binge Drinking.

And also: muscling one out while thinkin' about China 'n stuff.

With so many societies around the world being torn apart, especially in the Middle East, it is vital that America survives and flourishes as a beacon of pluralism.Rebuilding our strength has to start with healing our economy. In that regard, it feels as if our budget drama has dragged on for so long that it has not only been drained of all emotional energy but nobody even remembers the plot anymore. It’s worth recalling: What are we trying to do? …

So what to do? We need a more “radical center” — one much more willing to suggest radically new ideas to raise revenues, not the “split-the-difference-between-the-same-old-options center.” And the best place to start is with a carbon tax.

Guy Benson has the right of it: The New York Times is a cartoon.

Pic thanks to @kbdabear.


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