Editorial: A US energy meltdown

Washington, DC, has entered political meltdown over energy. For fuel consumers, this is a far greater problem than $3/gal gasoline.From President George W. Bush on down the line, politicians both Republican and Democrat have abandoned economic sense. They’re responding to a strained oil market by trashing oil companies. They’re running away from problems because they’re in great measure responsible for them. They’re proposing more mistakes.Another investigationBush proposes yet another investigation of oil and gas companies because, he says, “What [Americans] don’t want and will not accept is manipulation of the market. And neither will I.” This t...

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