Writing in today's New York Post, Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia argues that President Barack Obama might have dropped all talk of action on global warming but that doesn't mean he has given up on his crusade. "There are many ways to skin a cat," Obama has said. And his seems to be to give the anti-warming crusade a new name: clean energy. His new budget is chock full of measures to fund and promote so-called clean energy, even at this time of alleged budgetary austerity.
But don't look to Republicans to kill his clean energy boondoggle, Dalmia notes. They are equally enamored of clean energy because it polls well.