A Bright Idea: Rescue the Incandescents

Why is Paris known as the City of Light?  Is it because the U.S. Congress banned Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulbs, so he had to take his invention offshore?Well, not actually.  Thomas Edison was an honoree at the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition, and he did go up in the Eiffel Tower.  The Italian government conferred a knighthood at that event on the man who gave the world a brighter idea. No, Congress in the 1880s would not have been so foolish as to extinguish Edison's light bulb.  But the liberal Congress in 2007 was so foolish.  They passed (and, regrettably, President George W. Bush signed) the BULB Act.  That cutesy acronym stands for the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act.  By that act, incandescent light bulbs were to have been phased out by 2014. The BULB Act was co-sponsored by Calif. Rep. Jane Harmon (D) and Michigan Rep. Fred Upton (R).  Back in those halcyon days of green legislation, of cost-free environmentalism, few people...(Read Full Article)