Now that the GOP presidential race is starting in earnest here is some advice for Iowans, and anyone else in other states, who might want to volunteer for do-it-yourself journalism as part of the Huffington Post's Off the Bus 2012 project.
Specifically with ultrasound equipment, because it is less expensive, vendors emphasize to potential buyers that, "You're not going to do any damage to the patient; you're not going to be using... radiation."
It's suddenly 1999 again, when we all thought that accurately calling a candidate "unqualified" would make him a laughing stock. But the joke was on us: the cheap shots generated controversy, which helped land him in the White House.
McCain has mastered the strategy of distraction and disengagement. His campaign has declared that personality is more important than the issues. But I'm not fooled. Here are some basic policy questions I want answered.