Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Daily Digest

Cherry-picked Michael Gerson: In the field of environmentalism, "brows tend to be frozen in furrow and despair is a professional credential." But there is cause for hope, and it's not because people are pedaling to work instead of driving. Example: Innovation, not austerity, reduced smog in Los Angeles. Writ large: "The answer to global warming will eventually be technological—the production of energy without the production of heat-trapping gases."

Ninety-six members of Mitt Romney's family traveled to Iowa to help him win the Ames straw poll. By contrast, Rudy Giuliani's son will not campaign for his dad, and his daughter is supporting Barack Obama.

Racism, vile and visceral, remains alive and well in Louisiana.