For more than 200 years, nobody believed it was odd to suggest two men for president and vice president. Isn't it about time someone (in this case, your faithful columnist) raise the prospect of two women? I can think of one great reason why: They would be the best leaders.
What kind of society abandons its own young? What kind of society allows the generations in power to favor themselves over those who follow them, and then lets them claim they're doing it out of selflessness?
We are now part of a fast changing global economy that will require constant adjustments if we are to take full advantage of the talents of our people. It is not acceptable to passively acquiesce to what is starting to look like permanently high levels of unemployment.
Obama is the John Barrymore of American politics. "No-drama Obama" is really "Big-drama Obama." Ronald Reagan was an actor who governed like a president. Barack Obama is a president who governs like an actor.
The gathering storm of a recession threatens America with the danger of a lost decade of economic pain. President Obama and Congress can save the nation by reaching a new agreement to lower the deficit and create jobs by Labor Day.
Washington is an island drowning in its own self-interest, surrounded by a hurting and unhappy nation of deeply patriotic citizens who hunger for shared national purpose but find our politics to be sickening, insulting and corrupted.
The half of the budget now going to military pursuits could be better spent. If we are going to double exports in the next five years, as President Obama has pledged, we will need to divert some of the resources poured down the black hole of war to productive civilian industry.
Let's bring back the housing tax credit. Let's put a jobs program into budget talks. Let's promote buying American and rebuilding America. Let's not burden our children with bridges that collapse and cars that crash on roads that decay.
The White House has the ultimate PR weapon -- the president's bully pulpit. But Obama seems unwilling to use it when it comes to the jobs crisis. Why isn't he doing everything possible to make it impossible for Congress not to pass the extension?