Maybe what this country needs is a good alarm clock – one so shriekingly loud that it blows you right out of bed. How else can you explain the widespread apathy toward the nation’s reliance upon foreign sources for 50% to 60% of its oil, especially from the increasingly volatile Middle East, making us vulnerable to all sorts of unpleasant scenarios. And if you think it can’t happen, remember 9/11. Ironically, since that infamous date gasoline prices actually have tumbled. Some canny ...

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