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Our newest American hero is the only person who’s asked about energy policy in the debates.

With regard to Sunday night’s presidential debate, we can credit the wretched social media platform Twitter for two things: 1) Giving Donald Trump an opportunity to test out the heretofore-unheard-of descriptor “not unproud”; and 2) unearthing the American public’s unmet need to talk about energy policy all night long.

Overnight, town hall participant Ken Bone became a celebrity in his own right.

Some will tell you that this adulation is because Ken Bone looks like someone who would dispense valuable but jovial life advice out of the back of an ice cream truck — they’re wrong. It’s because Ken Bone asked the only question that even remotely addressed climate change, which was: “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?” (For a rundown of the candidates’ responses, check out our fact-check.)

Give the people what they want: more hard-hitting questions on energy policy.