The first presidential debate of 2012 was an exercise in ridiculousness that produced no insight, no plan, no inspiration, no leadership, and no truth.
The paper industry's titans have teamed up with practitioners of the legislative black arts to turn their sludge into a slick tax loophole.
A slow descent wouldn't be disastrous.
Without serious accountability, the rallying cry for more "job creation" is likely to amount to nothing more than empty rhetoric.
The Bush tax cuts siphon off money that could fund education and other crucial programs.
It's time to close the tax loopholes that subsidize runaway executive compensation.
Schools and libraries are being squeezed but not CEO pay or corporate tax loopholes.
Some will fare better than others.