The teabaggers are such a self-parodying lot that all one really needs to do is let their own words do the talking. This is lowbrow comedy passing as politics, and we ought to consider laughing it all the way out the door.
While the Republicans don't seemed bothered by the fact that they are causing a second recession by refusing to send aid to states, Obama can pay for a second stimulus by eliminating the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
Unlike those socialists lining up to mainline milk from the nanny state, there are many of us who favor fiscally sound solutions. My plan would hand over all aspects of academic life to private companies.
There is no strategy to assure that we will continue to have good jobs in a world class American economy fully competitive with the economies of China, India, Germany, or any other country. This is the main issue facing our country today.
Discouraging news from Washington today. It seems like the enemies of the benign free marketplace are set to triumph over the protectors of the right of every American to get hosed by an unregulated banking industry.
The odds are that this spill won't actually be that big of a historical moment. I'm not a cynic, but there's something extraordinarily resilient about Americans' collective indifference to holding people and organizations accountable.
With high production comes high risk. High risk ventures such as gulf drilling in the U.S. are licensed by the government. It's time the government sets some minimum requirements to avoid catastrophes.