12/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Left, Right & Center: Olympics, Unemployment Rate 9.8%, Iran, Baucus Bill, Sex!

Obama's bid for Chi-town Olympic glory did nothing to aid America's cause. Is this a massive political failure or much ado about hardly anything?

The economy, touted as recovering, continues to be a jobless recovery: unemployment is at 9.8%. Arianna says Larry Summers and Obama's economic advisors are the problem, not the solution. Bob says that somewhere between Ron Paul's call for transparency and Michael Moore's critique of capitalism is place crying out to save the soul of democracy. Tony calls that place a Bermuda Triangle!

Do we or don't we go into Afghanistan? Is Obama in a box thanks to campaign promises? And SEX! Polanski, Ensign, Letterman - is there a double standard for the elite?