Paul Ryan is almost as bold a choice as Sarah Palin for the Republican vice presidential pick. With Palin, the question was whether she read books. With Ryan, the question is which (he's a fan of über capitalist author Ayn Rand). Ryan's political philosophy merits debate.
As Shark Week appears on the Discovery Channel for the 25th year, I have to wonder whether in another 25 years, it will air on The History Channel instead. After more than 400 million years on planet Earth, sharks are being decimated by overfishing and the lucrative trade in shark fins.
Most Americans get only two weeks of paid vacation. A quarter don't get any at all. Obama, Romney could get votes and boost workforce.
Sandy Weill, who was instrumental in Wall Street banks becoming "too big to fail," has come out in favor of breaking up the big banks. Will one of the presidential candidates take up Weill's proposal?