• The Response

    So the Republicans throw up the youngest governor in the country, Louisiana's own? Savvy, if a little transparent. (I mean, is there any more Obama-esque Republican in the ranks?) Um, Gov. Bobby Jindal, we know Obama's story. (But, a

  • One last thought.

    One last thought: Why does transparency only get thrown at the insurance industry? When will we hold the providers to that same standard? Let's open the books of general practitioners, surgeons and emergency rooms.

  • Success with e-mail marketing

    85 percent of people surveyed say they like receiving e-mail from companies they've registered with; even if they don't always read it, it's good to know it will be there when they're ready for it. 70 percent agree if they're in the proces

  • A couple of thoughts

    A couple of thoughts before the Republican response: The early count is 34 standing ovations from both parties, four from mostly Democrats and one from Republicans (that last one in response to the president's remarks about charter schools).

  • Epilogue

    Well, that was quick. If tonight's speech is any indication, not only am I done, but the push for health care reform isn't nearly the priority of this administration that we all anticipated.

  • Change we can pay for

    President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time last night to lay out what he's done over the last 30 days or so and what he will do later this week. He also touched on some longer term goals. The agenda,

  • In the end.

    Well, the president has wrapped up his first joint address to Congress. He took a lot of flack for his somber tone of the past few weeks. (And, honestly, who isn't now?) But his tone of hope that carried him through an eternal campaign season

  • Comparisons

    I'm sorry, but comparing Katrina to today's economic meltdown is extreme. But I think we can all agree that the federal government's response to both has been lacking. At least we got to specifics, but I'd like less

  • Obama on ... Reform

    I guess we shouldn't be surprised we got to SCHIP first.