Shockingly, California uses more gas than China.

A little bisexuality never hurts anyone, it's all fluid.

I'm critical of heavy intelligence protection laws because I see them more as selfish than protecting, and the GOP/RNC threatening legal action against Cafe Press is a little ridiculous.

Rendering public opinion irrelevant. Really interesting, read it.

When a person is addicted to crack cocaine, his problem is not that the price of crack is going up. His problem is what that crack addiction is doing to his whole body. The cure is not cheaper crack, which would only perpetuate the addiction and all the problems it is creating. The cure is to break the addiction.

Ditto for us. Our cure is not cheaper gasoline, but a clean energy system. And the key to building that is to keep the price of gasoline and coal — our crack — higher, not lower, so consumers are moved to break their addiction to these dirty fuels and inventors are moved to create clean alternatives.

I understand why consumers think we have a gasoline price problem — because they are immediately hurt by higher gas prices and the pump is where most people touch our energy system. They tend not to see the bigger picture. But that is why you have a president: to explain that and lay out a response.
9/11 and 4/11

I do enjoy Thomas Friedman quite a lot.