It would be possible to cut the Federal Aviation Administration budget in a far less disruptive way than the sequestration plan outlined by the agency's administrator. Was it about grandstanding and budget hype?
Ray LaHood is the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), which is ranked ninth out of 19 large agencies in the just-released 2012 "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" rankings.
Where, pray tell, does rocket-scientist DeMint think this money is spent? On Newt Gingrich's moon colony? Let me help him out. We just need him to concentrate for a moment, because this is a tough one, even for a rocket-scientist.
Here we are at the cusp of a vast change in our energy destiny and veering in the right direction. Yet we still remain without a true national commitment to wean ourselves from gasoline to natural gas as our foremost transportation fuel.