The GOP has deliberately and strategically turned a collective blind eye to the threat of climate change and it's real global danger.
Oscar winner Morgan Freeman took on the tea party right last week, pointing directly to the corporate-based movement's racist intentions when attacking President Obama.
Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.
The GOP presidential candidates proffered a free-market fairy tale straight from their alternate universe.
President Obama is expected to outline a program for job creation through rebuilding the country's crumbling infrastructure.
It's worth asking how the proponents of deficit-reduction - be they congressional Republicans or "deficit hawks" within the Obama administration - think that lower deficits will lead to increased growth and job creation in an economy mired in a severe slump.