It took a while for this to sink in, so I’m not holding my breath for such wisdom as is on display today to change the paper’s stance on global warming or other subjects, but it’s nice to see sense every once in a while. Some examples:

  • The economics of corn ethanol have never made much sense.
  • Meanwhile, the environmental benefits are modest.
  • There is nothing wrong with developing alternative fuels… What?s wrong is letting politics ? the kind that leads to unnecessary subsidies [or taxes?], the invasion of natural landscapes best left alone and soaring food prices that hurt the poor ? rather than sound science and sound economics drive America?s energy policy.