“CLEAR LIES”…OH, I GET IT. THAT’S HILARIOUS….Kevin’s internet connection has gone poof again and we’re scrambling to finish our next issue here, so it’s going to be light posting today. Our apologies.

In the meantime, since the White House has just announced that it intends to make another run at passing its “Clear Skies” legislation–roundly dismissed by most environmentalists with witty jabs such as “Dirty Skies” or “Clear Lies”–you might be interested in another take on the pollution debate. David Whitman tells the story in the December issue of The Washington Monthly and it’s not what you’d expect.

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