There's only one game left in the NFL season. But there's plenty of political football being played in Washington, D.C. -- and the result of this game will shape the sport and country for years to come.
The new, fiscally conservative Congress could do what it has committed itself to doing -- cutting wasteful spending -- by starting with arguably the most wasteful spending of all: corporate welfare checks for the highly profitable oil and coal industries.
Attacks by dirty energy are serious, coordinated, and are beginning to get traction in public opinion research. While clean energy has the facts on its side, it needs to capture peoples' imaginations, not just their intellects.
Although much has gone wrong during this year's wrangling over state and federal budget deficits, 2010 may go down as the year that America finally shined a light into the dark budget corners where billions are spent on government subsidies.
Germany regularly cuts its feed-in tariffs for renewable energy. The cuts cause anxiety in the solar world, but generally don't lead to a panic because of the measured, reasonable actions taken by the government.
George Will works diligently to undermine the credibility of America's only mass-produced electric vehicle while Japanese automakers stand ready to flood the market with literally dozens of cutting-edge, affordable, and efficient fully electric vehicles.