Today's "journalists," like Matt Bai of the New York Times, see no difference between themselves and those they serve. Indeed, when they hear the term "political elites" -- they now see themselves in the mirror.
Why don't we learn from OPEC's success? We have a commodity easily as critical to the world's economy as oil. We have corn, we have wheat, we have soybeans -- all grain crops critical to the world's food supply.
Unfortunately, the President, his advisers, and many Democratic leaders and strategists are captives of the same Beltway mindset that tells us Iraq is a resounding success and Obama's problem is the liberal blogosphere.
In protecting their sacred cows Democrats and Republicans have both aggressively added to our national debt, piling up budget deficits when either party is in office. We need to take a second look at the sacred cows grazing our commons.
I'm not here to offer a policy analysis that punditizes on how the Beltway Brethren can sort stuff out. I've got another idea that's equally important to real healthcare reform in this country. And it starts with you.
While many elderly people and their doctors would like to fix aspects of Medicare, there is no uproar to get rid of it -- it largely works. So why aren't we looking to this pretty good system as a model?
The FBI -- which protects civil rights at the same time it ensures national security -- is being systematically taken apart by politicians whose power and position are threatened by FBI investigations.