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Big Al vs. Big Oil

In what is apparently his first TV ad since running for president, Al Gore is back on the airwaves with a call for higher taxes in California. He wants Californians to approve Prop. 87, which would have oil companies cough up $4 billion to the government — a cost that surely would be passed on to consumers at the pump. Here’s the website for No on 87.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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