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How about a UFC style fight for charity between all the feuding drivers. Some want to settle it on the track, protected as they are by the car and safety gear. Others would prefer to duke it out after the drivers have exited the car. Some take the combined approach and therefore are unpredictable. It is a wonderful dynamic that makes motorsports what it is. Retaliation at 200 mph is risky business and usually involves more that the intended combatants.

(Suggest removal) 5/16/11 at 10:24 a.m.

The foundations of a democracy are the views and opinions of its citizens. Every era of politics has had its media moguls who used their access to the masses to shape public opinion. Hearst is one example many people point to. Walter Cronkite was well respected in his day. The only way to get the full story is to watch them all, read them all and try to sort the truth from the lies. Thanks to the internet and responsible journalists we have "factcheck.org" and other clearing houses to do the research for us. The true enemies are ignorance and apathy. Both of these can be defeated by each individual in an internal battle to decide if you care enough to do anything about "the direction of the country". Vote, be an activist, volunteer for a candidate, post you opinions, etc. If the Moderates meet in the middle we can crowd out the extremists. Unfortunately common sense is not that common these days and it is up to us to educate each other on a case-by-case basis.

(Suggest removal) 5/14/11 at 10:06 a.m.

You don't send in 100,000 troops (Iraq and Afghanistan) to hunt for terrorists. You send in Seal Team 6 or other special ops troops. Surgical strikes and intelligence gathering are the order of the day. Bush totally mishandled the response due to the influence of Cheney/Rumsfeld and the nation building ideas carried over from his fathers administration. It will takes us years to recover from the "wars" impact economically, politically and socially. What a disaster this man was as president.

(Suggest removal) 5/14/11 at 9:57 a.m.

A thirst for knowledge starts at home not at school. If we are to point fingers at the responsible parties in the decline of quality education how can you absolve the parents of blame. The number of self-educated people in our nations history points to the hunger to know as a driving force. When this is nurtured in the home, it can be a life long pursuit. I hear about the disruptive nature of our classrooms today and wonder what the students are being taught at home prior to entering the school environment. Class size, funding, ESL, No Child Left Behind and all the other distractions are excuses used to hide a larger fundamental flaw in our society. The breakdown of the parent/child relationship that fuels the desire for education is a sad reality.

(Suggest removal) 5/14/11 at 9:48 a.m.

The foundations of a democracy are the views and opinions of its citizens. Every era of politics has had its media moguls who used their access to the masses to shape public opinion. Hearst is one example many people point to. Walter Cronkite was well respected in his day. The only way to get the full story is to watch them all, read them all and try to sort the truth from the lies. Thanks to the internet and responsible journalists we have "factcheck.org" and other clearing houses to do the research for us. The true enemies are ignorance and apathy. Both of these can be defeated by each individual in an internal battle to decide if you care enough to do anything about "the direction of the country". Vote, be an activist, volunteer for a candidate, post you opinions, etc. Even the people who want to roll back the clock to the Bush era (or further back to Reagan) remember how good it was to begin with but what a disaster at the end. All the recent Republican administrations have ended in financial ruin and they tout their fiscal responsibility. Ignorance of the past leads to repeating the mistakes and as Bush said "fool me twice, won't get fooled again". Looks like the right is being "fooled again".

(Suggest removal) 5/14/11 at 9:30 a.m.

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