UNFORTUNATELY, it was in another liberal newspaper, not our very own Houston Chronicle.
Maybe Al Armendariz -- until Monday, one of the Environmental Protection Agency's top administrators -- didn't mean his comments to sound quite how they did. But they didn't sound good. In a 2010 speech . . . Mr. Armendariz compared his "philosophy of enforcement" to ancient Roman soldiers' practice of crucifying random victims in a recently conquered territory.
The goal of the Clever People who run our local newspaper is not, as you might think, to understand why Texas works and why most of the rest of the country does not. It is not to celebrate that Texas works and most of the rest of the country does not. No. The goal of the Clever People who run our local newspaper is . . .
WITH the postnuptial glow of Obamism still burning bright, the Houston Chronicle in May 2009 declared that Congress had "made up its mind that there will be a price on carbon dioxide, most likely via a cap-and-trade system." Unca D sniggered. Then on December 31, 2009, sniggered again. And today . . .
THE HOUSTON Chronicle imagines that its perverfid support for the notion of anthropogenic global warming is dictated by science. That's a copout. The newspaper's support for the theory of anthropogenic global warm is based on a false confidence in garbage-in, garbage-out black-box computer models. The editors ignore political, economic, and ethical dimensions of the issue. Here is a better view of the limits of science: