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And Now for Something Completely Different

I'm at an airport at the moment--the second of four days in airports this week--so I don't have much time for a long post (thank God!--ed.), but I wanted to highlight something out of . . . center field perhaps?  Long story--I'll tell it more fully in the next issue of the Weekly Standard out Friday, but for the last 18 months I've been--gasp!--working with centrists (from Brookings) and lefties (from the Breakthrough Institute in California) on a "reset" for energy policy.  We're going public today at the National Press Club.  It will be up later today on AEI's website, but the whole thing is up now on the Breakthrough Institute site.  There is plenty in the plan for people off all persuasions to dislike.  That's called politics.

David Leonhardt of the New York Times offers the first media coverage of it, with several quotes from me.  I have one quibble--I don't think I ever said anything about "creating jobs."  Elsewhere I refer to the whole "green jobs" cliche as "energy Keynesianism" or "all fluff and no fold."  Still, Leonhardt's article is serious and thoughtful.

UPDATE:  I am flamed!!  By the Center for American Regress Progress no less!  But I wonder if I'm being had: this reads like very clever satire on somebody.
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