Since everybody else on the planet is commenting on the issue, I suppose I should as well:

No, high gas prices are not the result of oil-company price gouging or nefariousness. It’s the market balancing supply and demand (i.e., you, dear consumer).

Yes, politicians — mostly Democrats — attempting to substitute oil-company bashing and demagoguery in the place of real energy proposals deserve only snorts of derision.

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No, it would not be a good thing for gas to be cheaper. It’s been artificially cheap in the U.S. for a long time, but it’s inevitably going to rise. Get used to it.

That is all.