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Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Happy Easter, HuffPosters! This week delivered a courageous ruling on the illegality of Bush's domestic wiretapping program; a cowardly example of attacking the messenger by those defending the Pope; and the bizarre revelations of bondage club expenditures by the RNC. The environmental scorecard showed both a victory and a head-scratching setback. The victory: the biggest-ever jump in fuel economy standards (fleets must average 35.5 mpg by 2016, up 30 percent from current standards). This is a smart and long overdue way of reducing America's dependence on foreign oil. The setback: the Obama administration's decision to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas in selected areas. This is a risky and shortsighted way of reducing America's dependence on foreign oil. Better to send fossil fuels the way of the dinosaurs that created them and focus on the alternative energy future. Innovate, baby, innovate!