Timothy Noah has a worthwhile article on Slate supporting legislation from one of my favorite U.S. Senators, Herb Kohl, which seeks to break up OPEC as an illegal price-fixing cartel. While I support higher gas prices as a macroeconomic means to move our country away from nonrenewable, greenhouse gas-producing, hydrocarbon fuels, I want those high prices to come from a phased removal the oil subsidies (and military intervention in the Middle East) that have kept them artificially low and from environmental tax shifting and/or a cap & trade greenhouse gas emissions market, not from price-fixing that enriches a wealthy elite and handful of politically oppressive and terror-financing foreign regimes. Go Herb!