The clearest threat above all is our deteriorating political system. Our daily partisan warfare and the associated checking out of large segments of the public who are increasingly distrustful of our leaders and institutions are distracting us from focusing attention on these critical issues while our growing debt makes them ever more challenging to fix.
Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, presents some timely reminders.
UPDATE: Link added now.
Another very fine Michael Goodwin column. With a couple of great lines:
Politicians are proof that God has a sense of humor and wants us to laugh.
Barack Obama said government is the name we give things we do together. Actually, government is the name we give things that aren’t done well.
Who did Mrs. Thatcher read? Supposedly, not Hayek. Supposedly, not Friedman. Answer:
Alfred Sherman—indispensable as an early advisor and speechwriter but eventually excluded from her inner circle—once told me that Thatcher never read Friedrich Hayek or Milton Friedman, as she had claimed, but only Frederic Bastiat.
If so, good news for most of us.
It's rare, but with a nearly 100% fatality rate you want to avoid it. Here's how.
Simply a beautiful story.
Good. 'Cause while I like me some Cheetos, I can't afford the calories and salt.
I've never been but it sounds interesting. 91 years is impressive.