Today's talking point: brutal honesty from Illinois Democratic Congressman Phil Hare:
A frighteningly broad talking point for today's OT:
Health care. The auto industry. Real estate. Wall Street. As the Obama administration increases regulation and pumps up taxpayer aid in these sectors and beyond, critics say the president is expanding the federal government to unprecedented levels.
And "critics" has become quite a large swath of Americans. What are your thoughts, NBers?
Possible discussion point: with the administration potentially moving on to immigration reform, it's important to understand the constitutional issues involved. Columnist George Will argues that the 14th Amendment, which makes the children of illegal immigrants citizens, derives from flawed constitutional arguments.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Syria and Libya are pressuring Palestinians to give up on peace talks and "return" to violence!
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: CBO says federal debt held by the public will rise to 90 percent of GDP by 2020!
When shaming the opposition, use monetary incentives when all else fails. That's a lesson Andrew Breitbart has taken to heart.