Gas may be getting expensive, but talk is still cheap. So politicians are responding to the latest spike in petroleum prices as they always do: with a barrage of partisan accusations that has much more to do with exploiting the issue than addressing it.
Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum has his share of problems stemming from his sincerely held but extreme views on a number of issues and his penchant for inflammatory rhetoric that makes even commonplace observations sound loony.
WASHINGTON - If Mitt Romney loses the Tuesday primary in Michigan, panic will set in among Republican politicians and big contributors; talk of a brokered convention or a late-entering candidate will reach a crescendo.
You're in America. Speak English.
That's what my parents say. And it's exactly what they did when they came to this country from Czechoslovakia more than four decades ago, knowing nothing more than the lyrics to the Beach Boys' "Sloop John B.
A weak labor market, like the one we've experienced since the 2008 financial crisis, imposes enormous stress on people. Given the added anxiety created by a weak economy, you might think life expectancy would decline.