Some readers, like me, "blessed" with, let's just call it a "tendency towards compulsion," went off to the races with this one. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say our minds went off to the races.
In advance of the upcoming baseball season, the right-wing blogosphere has gone viral with a parody of Ernest Thayer's immortal "Casey at the Bat," with Barack Obama replacing the Mudville slugger striking out.
The Goldman Sachs fraud case, the BP oil blowout and the stock market going berserk each demonstrate why the private profit motive cannot be relied upon without some steering or harnessing mechanism by government.
Some Madoffs decided to change their name rather than put up with the constant questions and accusations that have become a regular feature of having it. I was not going to let Bernard steal my name along with everything else he stole.
It is simply wrong to believe that national security issues pit Democrats against Republicans, conservatives against progressives, or even, as one recent blog described it, some conservatives against other conservatives.