Editorial: Congress won’t learn

03/20/2006
An institution that can’t learn deserves pity. An institution that won’t learn deserves condemnation. Congress belongs in the latter category.Last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oil and gas antitrust issues showed why government should avoid energy issues. Fuel consumers can’t afford any more mistakes from a legislature that won’t learn.The prices of petroleum products and natural gas are high for market reasons anyone can see. Yet committee members think they need to do something. They’re investigating whether oil and gas industry mergers have increased energy prices. They would not do this if they had not already decided, quite incorrect...
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