Michael T. Klare has the scoop on ThomasPaine.com. The gist: today's high oil prices are due to increased dependence on suppliers in the Global South who suffer from political and social instability (and due to the possibility that we might invade Iran). The solution? Well, there is none to political instability (I disagree -- high oil prices make working for expensive social and economic change in troubled regions cost effective), and troops are not the answer. Klare says that the only way out is to start getting ourselves off fossil fuel.
Contrast Klare's piece with that of corporate yes-man Kenneth Green at AEI.