Eye on the Right

With Congress loathe to mandate higher fuel efficiency in cars, the Pew Charitable Trusts have begun a campaign to increase mileage per gallon. But some groups don't seem to think fuel efficiency is a problem, arguing that a car's size, comfort, and style all impact efficiency.

There's no arguing that it's a complex balancing game, but for a moment consider that the average fuel efficiency standard today is equal to that of Ford's Model A, a car which debuted in 1927. Since then we've achieved widespread commercial air travel, gone to the moon, and now we're looking to Mars. Don't tell me America can't build a more efficient car, and looking at trends in gas prices don't tell me no one would buy it.