January 30, 2008
WHAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD DO on day one.
UPDATE: Why wait? A reader emails: “I think Bush should do it NOW, or at worst before his term ends. If it works as advertised and bankrupts the Saudis, Chavez, and the rest of OPEC, it will go down as the best thing he did in office, and I include Iraq in that assessment.”
Sadly, the White House opposes the Zubrin plan because it’s a “mandate,” notwithstanding that it would be far less intrusive — and far more beneficial — than the increase in C.A.F.E. standards.