As negotiators are confabbing in Marrakech to work out the details of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the Kyoto-lovers are using the Sept. 11 attacks as a reason why President Bush should embrace global warming treaty after having walked away from it earlier this year.
In a recent letter to The Wall Street Journal, President George W. Bush's chief economic adviser, Larry Lindsey, said, "The economy needs speedy enactment of the president's (stimulus) plan to encourage both investment and consumption." I respectfully disagree.
In a world where the media are ready to magnify innocuous remarks or a minor problem into a trauma or a disaster, there is remarkably little attention being paid to cruelties routinely inflicted on children by our laws and our courts.
Anthrax, not the war in Afghanistan, is clearly the top news story of the day. But the media's obsession with anthrax attacks may be endangering all of us in ways neither the media nor government officials have contemplated.