Dhimming the grid
This morning anti-nukers cheered in Oregon. The only nuclear plant in that state was shut down several years ago, and today the cooling tower was imploded
as part of the decommissioning. Why was the plant closed? Apparently it had problems with water leaks. More likely it had problems with leftist freaks.
Destroying power plants and rendering them un-rebuildable is exactly what an advancing enemy would do. Our enemies are undoubtedly happy to see us doing their job. (Until a few years ago, the official Dem party platform also recommended breaching all the dams in the Northwest; also doing the enemy's job for him. After it became known that al-Qaeda wanted to do the same, the Dems quietly removed the recommendation .... sort of a "Jesus! Do I really want to look like that?" realization.)
More broadly, we need to get rid of our Las Vegas syndrome of 'creative destruction', and turn more toward preserving important facilities even when they aren't presently useful. Same thing with BRAC and military bases. Power plants and military bases take time and money to build in any circumstances; but the land is now so encumbered with envirotyrant regulations and NIMBY lawsuits that building new facilities is essentially impossible.