The death of Osama bin Laden is an opportunity to reflect upon the deterioration of the US. We've entered into an endless state of war and our economy teeters on the brink of collapse. And, as a people, we've developed a distinctive derangement.
Our focus has to be on preserving and strengthening our society's safety net. I won't accept any "reform" that, as Obama has put it, fundamentally alters the way we view our commitment to our seniors, to our country, and to each other.
It is increasingly clear that the Republicans will demand mandatory cuts in Social Security and Medicare as a price for increasing the debt ceiling later this spring. They just won't say it in those terms.