Unplug the DOE!
Why Clinton should abolish the Department of Energy.
Democrats have done themselves a lot of harm by refusing to discriminate between those programs that are vital and those that are not. For Clinton to abolish the DOE would be a bracing lesson in how to do just that. The question is whether Clinton has the nerve. Republicans have long demanded smaller government. They should pray Clinton doesn't give it to them.
Steve Chapman is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune.