The Obama administration has taken a modest, though useful, step toward curbing the torrent of assault rifles flowing from U.S. gun shops into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Hopefully, it reflects a new willingness by the president to take on the gun lobby.
Dick Cheney believes that we have enough coal to last 700 years. Stephen Hawking believes that we have enough tolerance of other cultures to last 200 years. That's 500 years of the future that we don't even need.