Pay No Attention to the Debt: If government-owned-and-operated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's net liabilities of about $6.3 trillion were added to the national debt, it would total about $18.7 trillion today. That's a whopping 129 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product, which currently stands at $14.463 trillion.
NYT Lumps Tea Party Activists with Fringe Elements: There's a good report on the Tea Party movement struggling to break through some of the snide, superfluous commentary that works its way into reports about beleaguered American taxpayers who have found expression.
Art Imitating Life or Vice Versa?: When a company devotes millions of dollars to the production and airing of a Super Bowl ad, they are at the mercy of several factors – one of those being an exciting game if you happen to have a spot airing in the fourth quarter.
The Virtue of a Nation: We elect, or hope to elect, the best and brightest among us. The best businessmen, the most diplomatic statesmen, the most knowledgeable of Constitutional scholars. These people are the public face of America. Between Congress' nasty remarks about their own constituents, Mr. Obama's remarks during his State of the Union address and the recent remarks of Mr. Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff, regarding moderate democrats, the public face of America is now a portrait of uncouth and thoughtless behavior.
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