Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert, has passed away. Geeks of a Certain Age
remember him fondly. His official website is here.
Jesse Walker looks
nearly in vain for a serious presidential candidate who opposes
ethanol subsidies. The only possible exception he detects
is Fred Thompson.
It's pretty amusing that the Democrats (in particular) who vaguely inveigh against "corporate welfare" are happy to support this specific example of it. In case you need to be convinced on that score, Jesse links to and excerpts a Jay Hancock column in the Baltimore Sun that should help.