Is the Carbon Tax an Idea Whose Time Has Come?

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The idea of addressing climate change with a carbon tax is hardly new, but it's suddenly gaining new popularity – and from some unusual quarters. The Wall Street Journal recently called "the carbon-tax crowd … a big tent, bringing together deficit hawks, growth mavens and climate worriers." Guest host Judy Muller hears from that big tent and asks them why, if this is such a popular idea, it can't get political traction. Also, the military is given power to arrest citizens in Egypt, and the death of Jenni Rivera, the California-born singer who made her mark in a male-dominated world of Mexican-American music.

Banner image: Duke Energy's Cliffside Coal Plant in Cliffside, North Carolina. Photo by the Rainforest Action Network/flickr