Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Could Be a Tie There

On the way in this morning, I heard that Pennsylvania officials are expecting record primary turnout of 50% today. This is the most tightly contested primary in recent history, and 50% is the best we can muster?

Then I heard that the government has released its new fuel efficiency standards, requiring cars to get 35 miles per gallon by 2020. Between energy costs and environmental impact, you might think that a rather timid goal. This is especially true in light of the fact that the current standards have already been in place for 30 years.

If you were on the fence about voting, isn't that the type of news that might throw you squarely on the side of "why bother"?

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