The roads must roll

Where to take a bumper crop provides more than a little anxiety for farmers.


Highway robbery on the high seas

New legislation would take food out of the mouths of hungry people to line the pockets of foreign ship owners.


Clint Eastwood and Chrysler upset the ‘Hope America Fails’ Republicans

It was a Super Bowl ad that told a super-truth about the revival of the American auto industry because of the successful policies of President Obama. No doubt Ron Paul can dig up some Austrian economists to disagree, Mitt Romney can say he would have preferred his approach of massive layoffs and a wave of bankruptcy filings throughout the auto sectors, and Newt Gingrich can claim it was about black people on food stamps.

In my last column, “A tale of two Romneys,” I suggested that George Romney, a great governor and auto-industry CEO, would have supported President Obama's successful policy and deplored the vulture-capitalist alternative offered by his son, Mitt.


TSA lack of respect

"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." — Lord Acton, 1887

Have you traveled by air recently? Have you been one of the many lucky enough to be groped by the Transportation Security Administration? Every week there is a report of some TSA agent at some airport in what I still like to believe is our great nation clearly overstepping boundaries, and every subsequent report is worse than the last.

There is one story that has gotten a lot of publicity recently, and rightly so. Apparently a 95-year-old leukemia patient on her way to an assisted-living facility required further screening because there was something "wet" in her diaper. Something wet? In a diaper!? Heavens, no!