I no longer harbor any quixotic notions, as I did two-and-a-half years ago, about the president stepping forward to articulate a bold vision for America's future: But somebody sure needs to... and soon.
I think our state of affairs is nonsense. We the People are standing around allowing Congress to run us onto the rocks. We are stupid. We should stop being stupid and solve the problem. We should fix the situation.
While other nations witness how divisive American politics currently is -- with Glenn Beck at the forefront of the over-the-top rhetoric -- it remains to be seen why Israel would allow itself to be a staging ground for his extreme brand of political theater.
The air quality improvements of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will be tremendous, with the number of counties in violation of federal standards expected to drop from 207 to just two as soon as 2014.
The Gingrich campaign self-immolated out of the gate. A glitter bomb, snarling confrontation with an Iowa voter and epic John Lithgow recitation later, Newt's campaign is already being written off as 2012's Mike Gravel. That is to say, the comic relief.
"We're looking for someone with the swagger of Arnold Schwarzenegger, the tact of Mel Gibson, the honesty of a Wall Street banker and the compassion for the poor you would expect from any Republican presidential candidate before the Iowa primary."
I wish the Scott Sisters the best in their regaining their freedom and hope they lead fruitful lives. And I pray that Governor Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.
Though a devoted statesman and a very intelligent man, Holbrooke seemed to be either outright ignored by top administration officials both at home and abroad or simply appeased by domestic officials while other plans were undertaken anyway.