Could the effort at bipartisanship over the last two years have been a bigger disaster? The Democrats allowed the Republicans to make their case for two straight years while Democrats laid down their arms.
When the economy takes off and when it slows down matches the fluctuation of our tax rates. Except the correlation is the opposite of conventional wisdom: the economy crashes after tax cuts and takes off after tax increases.
Instead of demanding the death penalty, let's take a deep breath and figure out what the real solution is to a whistleblower that reveals important information that the public has a right to know but violates clear military rules to do so.
For the first time this week, Republicans got that funny feeling that you get when you exercise a muscle that you didn't even know you had. That funny feeling the Republicans experienced was . . . a pang of conscience.
John McCain said during the campaign that he would stop wasteful spending in government by naming names and making people famous. Well, that's a pretty good idea. Let's do it for the bankers to get out money back.
Life can only be understood backward, but it has to be lived forward. That's the only explanation I can offer for the strange turn of events that led to me becoming an AIG executive, then a progressive writer/blogger.