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While British Petroleum and federal regulators are certainly at fault for their reckless behavior, every American who uses oil -- which is to say every American -- is incriminated in this ecological holocaust.

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After Japan's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Franklin Roosevelt delivered a national address making eight references to the "sacrifice" that would be needed in the impending war and three mentions of the "self-denial" we would have to endure.

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Someone is going to bear the massive cost of damage to the Gulf Coast economy, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is out to make sure it isn't the oil firms whose rig caused the catastrophe in the first place.

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If progressive groups were anything but shills for the Democrats, they would be protesting President Obama's Supreme Court nominee and demanding the firing of his interior secretary.

Blowback: Why They Try to Bomb Us

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Imagine an alternate universe in which a foreign military power begins flying remote-controlled warplanes over your town, using onboard missiles to kill hundreds of your innocent neighbors, and then jokes about it.Imagine a foreign military power begins flying remote-controlled warplanes over your town, using onboard missiles to kill hundreds of your innocent neighbors, and then jokes about it.

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"I Want My Country Back" -- this ubiquitous tea party mantra belongs next to Nike's "Just Do It" on Ad Age's list of the most transcendent idioms.

Clinton's Contrition

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Whereas former presidents typically devote their retirements to history-revising legacy preservation, Bill Clinton is laudably doing the opposite -- and the nation will, hopefully, benefit.

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