Murphy compares the cost of doing nothing about global warming with the cost of Waxman-Markey and writes: Of the estimates in the eleven studies published since the year 1995, the worst case is a global GDP loss of 1.9 percent. . . .
In the New Republic, Abbas Milani, an Iran expert at Stanford, challenges the enduring “Great Satan” myth — that the C.I.A. “deposed a democratically elected Iranian leader back in 1953, and then spent 26 years propping up a despotic Shah while he mercilessly abused his people.” . . .
California's Insurance Commissioner wants insurance money out of Iran, and one Iran expert believes economic pressure on the regime in Iran could be more effective now with a deteriorating economy. . . .