If a Wall Street bank begins to fail, threatening the safety of the financial system, it will be put to death. End of story. Republicans -- the ones who bailed out Wall Street -- just don't want to believe it.
More than ever, we need Congress to take end-of-life care seriously. We still need legislation that will encourage physicians to take the time to talk to patients about the choices that are available to them.
The Tea Party protesters were no longer focusing on issues (such as health care), but rather turning their attention to the election of conservative candidates. The message was clear: they must work to defeat Democrats in November.
What's most politically disturbing about the gulf spill is the cowardice of the right in failing to take any responsibility for its positions. Let us not forget the primary plank of the 2008 GOP platform: "Drill baby, drill!"