Bloomberg View: A (Not So) Crazy Idea to Sell Republicans a Carbon Tax

By Christopher Flavelle

If you were to select the most hopeless cause in Washington, getting Republican lawmakers to support a carbon tax would have to make the shortlist. The idea combines much of what conservatives hate most: a new tax, less coal, a more intrusive government and an acknowledgment that scientists -- worse, scientists at the United Nations! -- might be right about something.