by Max Brantley
The payroll tax deal inevitably means the Obama administration won't approve the Keystone pipeline in the two-month window provided.
But — before U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin begins his caterwauling about job devastation in Little Rock — here's a nuanced look at what this decision will mean. Probably not the end of this pipeline, which the backer believes can cure objections with a small route change. In the end, pipelines will be built.
And, ICYMI, here's an earlier editorial on the fantasyland spun by Republicans on the job/economics of this pipeline issue.