Nations were built on access to salt and wars waged for it. Sound familiar? We still buy and enjoy salt, even for industrial purposes, but we don't build foreign policy around it. And that's where we need to get with oil.
Federal unemployment benefits that once cut off at 26 weeks have now been extended up to 99 weeks in some states. This will give the long-term unemployed a longer lifeline to pull them through these rough economic times.
Not all of the Gulf of Mexico is destined to become a dead zone. Life will move forward. However, what is different here is that this catastrophic environmental disaster marks a watershed in human history.
As someone with no experience in public affairs prior to being talked into running for governor by her business mentor, Mitt Romney, Meg Whitman is totally dependent on a coterie of lobbyists and consultants.
We've literally poked a hole in our earth's skin, punctured its innards, and are now helplessly watching as its vital fluids gush into the planet's ocean mantle, threatening to despoil the very water that is the source and substance of all life.