New Rule: Don't engage in the outrageous, unethical practice of inviting your friends and donors to use the bowling alley at the White House. Instead give them no-bid contracts like we did for Halliburton.
The Child Nutrition Act, which expires Sept. 30, determines what more than 30 million children eat at school five days a week, 180 days a year, making school meals a critical entry point for improving children's health.
Shouldn't we also be living in a country that can come together right now and bail out schoolchildren who, unlike Wall Street, are too small to be allowed to fail before they have been allowed to succeed?
Calmer voices have called the assault on Obama's speech "silly." That is terribly wrong: the attacks are not silly, they are dangerous. The attacks further split the party of opposition from a position of reason.
Within the immense pool of 60 million who voted Republican thrives a disturbing core of religious fundamentalists, ultra conservatives, and all-purpose extremists who hates everyone and everything different from them.
Obama is the President already. Even if you disagree with what he says, it matters. Instead of refusing to allow your children to be up to date on current affairs, it's possible to tell them why you disagree with the President.