As renewable energy sources approach cost parity with traditional sources, phasing out nuclear power might in Germany be economically smart.
Competing solar projects are vying to supply Germany's renewable desires, each one trying to push the other into the shade.
Doing deals with the Russians to put a pipe under the North Sea gives Germany some flexibility in its post-nuclear future, but at what price?
Like the homemakers in the book "Can't Pay, Won't Pay," the bureaucrats running Germany's financial house are saying enough is enough.
The future may hold a drug therapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, but some of the popular choices of the last few years, like Risperdal, won't be part of it.
America's very successful freight train system will have to make some compromises to accommodate high-speed rail, but those needn't be the end of the world.
In the late 1980s, both Texas and Spain proposed high-speed rail systems: Texas walked away from the idea, while Spain leapt in a little too exuberantly.