Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.
The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.
Economic recovery cannot mean re-enabling the gluttony of manic consumption without pumping up "production" and getting a more balanced portfolio between what we produce at home and ship in from others.