I have long been worried about the damage done by the Electoral College. It may have served us well in the past, but after the 2000 election debacle and other such elections, I believe it's time to dismantle this antique and consign it to a national museum!
The Internet blackout was an innovation for sure, but it still belongs in the category of advocacy politics that I'll called "Surround and Punish." What is missing is something the military calls "situational awareness."
As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.
There has been talk about appointing a new "Systemic Risk Regulator." This "Super Czar" would oversee all of the financial services industry. We had a "Super Czar" last year. His name was Henry Paulson.