Gas is now under $2 per gallon in Madison ($1.85 in St. Paul! $1.77 in Memphis!). Honestly, I don't think I ever expected it to drop below $2.50 for the remainder of the decade. I know it's a very lay opinion, and not based in any keen understanding of petro-theory, but still. I figured the taste of profits would be too sweet to turn down for the producers and refiners of oil.

So now we're back to paying an accurate price for what we're getting: no national health care. No free higher education. Not even a properly-segregated fund for infrastructure development.

Get with it, (majority of) America. Europe isn't paying $5/gallon for funzies. They're paying for more services than just the right to tool around aimlessly in a car. It's too bad this isn't a position the Obama Administration could latch onto. People just aren't ready for it, and that's a goddamn shame.