There is much to criticize in the President's budget plan, not the least of which is its freewheeling, trillion dollar deficits.
There are some politicians who simply refuse to acknowledge their time has passed, and it's best, for them and everyone else, if they move on. One of those who can't take the hint is Hillary Clinton.
A Bloomberg article notes that the world of oil producers was recently turned upside down with the arrival in the United Arab Emirates of an American tanker filled with oil.
In these posts, we sometimes use the term "political class" to describe the men and women who are elected to, or are otherwise a permanent part of, our government. Some choose to use the term "ruling class," which is a phrase that conjures images of an elite that rules by right.
Today is an unusual anniversary: the Berlin Wall has been gone from the landscape for exactly the same amount of time (28 years) that it divided east and west Berlin. For those who are too young to recall when the West and the Soviet bloc stared at one another through razor wire and gun emplacements, the whole episode seems surreal.