Common sense is not so common these days, so it was encouraging to read Warren Buffett's Op-Ed in the New York Times; Buffett stated that the super rich are being "coddled" when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes.
Since my least favorite politicians are the ones who let facts get in the way of their ideology, it was fab to hear this quote from a "Democracy Now!" broadcast from former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, attacking a slew of extremists: "The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party--the anti-science party--we have a huge problem. We lose a lot of people that would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012. When we take a position that isn't willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man's contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and therefore, in a losing position."