Editor's Perspective

Editor's Perspective

Impossible promises blunt moralizing in Sanders’ climate plan

Aug. 23, 2019
Prominent among the many ways liberal scolds make themselves insufferable is by moralizing about others’ past infractions of retrospectively defined rules.
Editor's Perspective

New US tariffs on Chinese goods will be different

Aug. 16, 2019
Although US tariffs on Chinese imports can seem routine, two rounds due by yearend will differ importantly from their predecessors.
Editor's Perspective

Venezuelan sanctions not an embargo but can have same effect

Aug. 9, 2019
What former US President Barack Obama started in March 2015 to punish the regime of Nicolas Maduro his successor has escalated with gusto.
Editor's Perspective

Views on oil spill shaped by distance from the problem

Aug. 2, 2019
Oil can look better up close than from afar. A spill at Chevron’s Cymric field in Kern County, Calif., illustrates the proposition.
Editor's Perspective

US air-quality news mostly good, even for CO2

July 26, 2019
First, the bad news. (Nowadays, good environmental news gets muffled mention, if that.)