Perhaps this is one of those times when people need to be reminded of what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." Bigotry is wrong, whether it's directed against African-Americans, gays, Jews or Mormons.
Coming from the right-wing worshipers of the free market, their latest analogy seems odd. Borrowing is a voluntary, "arms-length" agreement between two autonomous beings, which is exactly what the free market is all about.
If senior White House adviser David Axelrod's comments this weekend are any indication, the Obama administration is woefully misreading the foreclosure fraud crisis currently gripping the U.S. economy.
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.
For years, I prosecuted war profiteers in Iraq. I saw exactly what Gen. Butler meant when he said, "war is a racket." I'm not going to change my mind about these wars any time soon. But we have to change other people's minds.
For the past half century, the military-industrial complex has perpetuated one war after another, at enormous cost in both blood and money. In its lust for oil, it has broken country after country, and now the sea floor.