I’ve always respected Thomas Friedman. He's smart as a whip, but he's recently become too conservative for my taste. When he says all trade is good trade, and he’d support any free trade agreement without even reading it, he’s gone too far for my tastes. But he’s also a big advocate for alternative energy and a huge critic of the White House inaction on global warming.
Over the weekend, on the Tim Russert show, he went so far as to say that “green” is the new red, white and blue, and the most patriotic thing anyone can do.”
I guess I need to be a fan again. For a price, you can check out his New York Times columns here.
He's also hosting a good documentary on the Discovery channel called Addicted to Oil. It will be rebroadcast on August 14th at 8:00 and 11:00 pm and on August 20th at 7:00 am.