The swirl of opinion that came in after the ruling of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court tells its own story, which is that the judicial arm has achieved a moral standing not even dreamed of by Cotton Mather, or mere popes and rabbinical councils.
Everyone approaching middle age had better start building a Health Saving Account as quickly as possible, because Congress just promised seniors another few trillion in future benefits without having the slightest idea how to make good on those promises.
Pausing at some of the trees in the forest...
You've seen the videos and heard the awful tales: High school football players beating or sexually assaulting younger teammates. Cheerleaders pelting new recruits with garbage and feces. Vulnerable students across the country humiliated by their heartless peers.
The passage of the Republican Party's Medicare/Prescription drug bill -- and its support by the AARP -- is by far the most convincing evidence to date that the political center of gravity in Washington is shifting definitively to the GOP for the first time since the pre-FDR era.
From the sublime to the ridiculous, we have one Margaret Marshall, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, ordering the state legislature to enact, in 180 days, a law giving homosexuals the right to marry.
I don't want socialist-lite in my capitalist presidents, and I don't want a "compassionate conservative" (if that means robbing people with a smile instead of a frown).