In Which Friedman Uses Boston Bombing to Argue For Carbon Tax

Like David Sirota last week, the New York Times' Thomas Friedman actually (seriously) argues this.

"Until we fully understand what turned two brothers who allegedly perpetrated the Boston Marathon bombings into murderers, it is hard to make any policy recommendation other than this: We need to redouble our efforts to make America stronger and healthier so it remains a vibrant counterexamples to whatever bigoted ideology may have gripped these young men. ... Rebuilding our strength has to start with healing our economy."

'In A Nutshell'

"Stage One: 'Let's Hope The Boston Marathon Bomber Is A White American.' Stage Two: 'The Boston Bombers Were Muslims: So?'"

An Argument Bound To Annoy The Gun-Fearing Left

Washington Examiner's Timothy P. Carney makes the case against Republican Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and Slate magazine, who said that more police cameras for street monitoring are needed in an attempt to catch terrorists faster.

"When terrorists attacks in the U.S. have actually been deterred, it's been because of citizens acting. The shoe bomber was beaten by other passengers. The Times Square bomber was noticed by a vendor Flight 93 was brought down by hero passengers. To say safe we don't need fewer civil liberties. We need more civil society."