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Ethanol lobby losing clout in Iowa caucuses

Chicago Sun-Times: Renewable energy, yes. Ethanol, not so much. Sen. Ted Cruz, running for the GOP presidential nomination, says the corn-based biofuel deserves no special federal supports, and we have to agree, if for different reasons. Cruz, who opposes ethanol supports even as he campaigns to win the Iowa caucuses, opposes government policies that favor any form of renewable energy, calling it "corporate welfare." He also represents, we should note, a huge oil state, Texas. We, on the other hand, see an important...