There's a lot going on today. I'm not even sure where to begin. And I certainly don't know what's next. So I thought I'd try to cover as much ground as possible before it starts snowing again.

You see that first lady Michelle Obama "rolled" out her childhood obesity campaign yesterday? It's a 70-step program aimed at cutting childhood obesity to 5 percent by 2030. Hey, I'm all for fighting back against childhood obesity, but does it really need to be so complicated? How about just having the little tykes take 70 extra steps?

By the way, it looks like my home state of Missouri is just the latest to strike back at Washington over health care reform. The legislature there decided to take a different tack and put it before voters in the form of a ballot initiative. Voters there will have their say over the issue of health insurance mandates, but it will probably amount to little more than a symbolic gesture since the courts have held for years that federal law trumps state ones. But it's certainly an interesting political experiment, especially given Missouri's own history when it comes to states' rights issues.

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