Obama's bid for Chi-town Olympic glory did nothing to aid America's cause. Is this a massive political failure or much ado about hardly anything? The economy, touted as recovering, continues to be a jobless recovery; unemployment's at 9.8%. Arianna says Larry Summers and Obama's economic advisors are the problem, not the solution. Bob says that somewhere between Ron Paul's call for transparency and Michael Moore's critique of capitalism is placing crying out to save the soul of democracy. Tony calls that place a Bermuda Triangle! Do we or don't we go into Afghanistan; is Obama in a box thanks to campaign promises? And SEX! Polanski, Ensign, Letterman – is there a double standard for the elite?
Banner image: Members and supporters of the Rio Olympic bid celebrate in Copenhagen, after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in Rio as the 2016 Summer Olympic city. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images