Tonight’s discussion was free-ranging. The SOTU address seemed mostly banal. Also, Utah revamped their state pension plan in just one year, potentially saving 50%. Can this be a model for other states? It shows that change can happen, and quickly too.
Egypt is erupting. Will the protests succeed in toppling the government? What would that mean for the rest of the Middle East? While the protests are anti-government, the underlying cause may be rising food prices and water shortages.
These protests have spread their message via SMS and Twitter. These are powerful tools. But here in the States, we need to decide what the message is, and make sure it resonates across political boundaries, not just left or right.