Every presidential candidate pledges energy independence and fewer emissions. But this country imports more than 200 billion gallons of oil a year. How will we replace that with nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass, which together make up only a fraction of our energy portfolio?
In the movie The Magic Christian, you might remember how people dove into a cesspool after the dirty dollars that were thrown there. People were willing to cover themselves in excrement just for the sake of the almighty dollar. Now that the dollar is not so almighty anymore, perhaps there's a better way to be a Magic Christian.
The attempted assassination of Gabrielle Giffords brought about another finger storm of thunderpoints in the media, each one blaming the other for the rhetoric that seems to be turning our nation into a tinderbox.
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton battle for votes, the Democratic nomination could be decided at the national convention, so local delegates -- and the caucuses where they're elected -- were buzzing. On Saturday, Massachusetts' 10 congressional districts held an election for each candidate.