"The Obama Plot for a Carbon Tax" (Robert Reich):
Call me old fashioned but I still think democracy is better than corporatist negotiation. And when we have a president as articulate and thoughtful as the one we now have — more capable than almost any occupant of the Oval Office in modern times to educate the public about real challenges and real solutions — he and his advisors do a disservice to the American people when they make the important deals in secret. MORE..."Americans Simply Don't Do Sacrifice Anymore" (Bob Cesca):
If you're angry about the oil spill, organize a car pool, eat less beef, live closer to work and ride a bike. These aren't complicated things to do, but they do require a little effort. Maybe moving closer to work is a pain in neck, but, then again, so is 75,000,000 gallons of oil mixed with a dispersant forming a massive cocktail of poison in the Gulf of Mexico.Howie P.S.: Some comic relief from Conan O'Brien and Robert Reich, video (04:36).
I think it's time to inconvenience ourselves for a change. MORE...