Moving forward, the first quarter of the 2011 fiscal year will be a true test of how far the states have come in repairing their bruised economies. For some, it's not a question of hitting rock bottom, but how to climb out of the fiscal hole once they do.
Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.
Just hours before the Olympics officially kicked-off, the Pacific Coast Collaborative gathered in Vancouver. If action is going to be taken on the environment, it's going to have to start at the local level.