Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.
While Obama's jobs speech is being framed as a turning point for his tenure as president, there is another job I would respectively suggest he concentrate on: protecting the lives of America's children.
Killing the air rule was bad politics. I guess his consultants hope that Obama can neutralize his opposition by moving in their direction. The only problem is that instead of looking moderate, the president looks unprincipled.
I reached out to Schakowsky with questions about disinformation on regulation, GOP rhetoric on energy, Gov. Perry's vilification of the EPA, and her commitment to the environment. It was just what the doctor ordered.
We hear analysis of the political influence of the so-called religious right; we hear religious principles applied to arguments for or against proposed laws, regulations, and even appointments of individuals.
There's not a lot more important to parents than loving their children and making sure they have clean air to breathe. Which is why this week's virtual deluge of clean air information is so important -- and scary.