A column about history, culture, policy, and things in between.
On June 19th I wrote about the false notion of "obscence profits" in a blog entitled The Latest Rant About Oil. This posting can be considered part two of that article.
We can talk about water and public policy all we want. But no policy will be effective until we as citizens - individual by individual and family by family, begin to develop and exercise a RESPECT for this vital and limited resource.
Over the course of the last twenty years the two governing parties in Washington DC have morphed into a gelatinous political goo. This goo has subsequently congealed into a dough so homogenous as to render the once proud and distinctive parties all but indistinguishable from one another. Both are so addicted to the drug of incumbency, and both are so devoted to the god of big government that it is difficult to discern any measurable differences. I am convinced the only cure for this is term limits, but that is the subject of another column.
But one of those few remaining criteria is the matter of judicial appointments, and with millions of kids in America returning to school amidst the heat of a Presidential race, we see a case that reveals the importance of this issue.