The biggest question for Americans is not whether we like Barack or John, Sarah or Joe better. It is whether we have the character to recognize flattery when we hear it, and to stay focused on what matters.
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Because conservative leaders are so deep in the pocket of Big Oil, they are vehemently against any compromise that doesn't give them everything they want.
I don't want to see more offshore drilling, but if we can put an end to oil profiteering -- and to the exhaustion of our natural resources to enrich a few -- it would be a trade-off worth considering.
In recognition of the baffling popularity of the chant "Drill, baby, drill" at the Republican National Convention, Wired Science has put out a call for creatively remixed videos involving the chant.
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