Will Rogers never met a man he didn't like, but did that include cowboys? American Indians? Or commies? Seventy years after his death, scholars are still debating the humorist's political beliefs.
In the world of ideas, President Obama has come to symbolize the triumph of Good Enough. Obama, along with his PR flacks and Congressional allies, loves to paraphrase Voltaire: "Let not the perfect be the enemy of the good." Better to move forward incrementally than not at all.
With Sam Waterston and Fred Thompson, the political realm has already snagged two of Law & Order's biggest names -- but that leaves plenty of other characters in the franchise who might jump into the fray. Here's how they'd run, from no way to hey hey!