Even before liftoff, the fight against global warming has become grounded in America. Whenever a potential breakthrough appears on the horizon, either the left or the right throws a challenge to stall the solution.
I'm absolutely convinced we're all pro-life, every last one of us -- who could possibly argue against life? How we're all not pro-choice, too, however, is the maddening question that will get so many of us to the voting booth next week.
Let me urge Tom Friedman to run for President. He's an extremely sensible man with plenty of common sense and the right instincts on economic and foreign policy. He'd give the President and Governor a run for their money.
The price we are all paying at the pump or for heating oil was too mundane to be touched upon by Dr. Chu. A bit like leaving the aerie of the ivy covered halls of academe and getting your hands dirty on an oil rig.
Tom Friedman's column today calls for re-thinking American capitalism by striking a series of "grand bargains," and as usual his analysis of what stands in the way of such grand bargains bears no relationship to the realities of American politics.
We can expect our leaders to innovate, to try new approaches and to learn from failure. We can support those that creatively consider how to bring in the people and the resources needed to solve local problems.
Buckle up, America. This revolution will be improvised. And, it's all coming to the forefront of our national consciousness soon, thanks at least in part to That Used to Be Us, a very important and timely book.
London's fires are cooling into ashes, and with any luck they won't be rekindled. But even though the British economy is still a tinderbox, nothing that's happened has dampened some people's enthusiasm for doing the same thing over here.