The Mustache of Justice

Charles Homans has an interesting profile of Henry Waxman for Washington Monthly and “why he’s the right guy” to pass climate legislation even if he can’t do so this year. It opens with Waxman’s (ongoing!) role in the tobacco wars, which is a nice rhetorical touch. Although I wouldn’t be so quick to write off Waxman-Markey’s passage, and it would be incredibly foolish to believe that we have the kind of political time to pursue action on climate change that Waxman has taken fighting Big Tobacco, I like what I’m reading so far.

What do you guys think? Don’t forget to follow the continuing coverage of Waxman-Markey via Grist or on Twitter under ‘#ACES’.

[h/t Ezra]


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