As she looks ahead to four more years in the White House,
the First Lady's agenda would likely have the same mix
of the traditional and the somewhat unexpected.
With a 74 percent favorability rating,
she is far more popular than her husband.
It is also cheap to administer,
as there is no complex process of measuring each person's INCOME
and ASSETS in order to calculate their tax bill.
The great English reformer William Cobbett once said,
"I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach."
Dr Weiss's late colleague at Scripps, Dave Keeling,
had repeatedly to fight bureaucracy and budget cuts
to keep making the accurate measurements
of the atmosphere's composition that constituted his life's work.
A U.S. postage stamp that commemorates the upcoming
2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,British Columbia,
shows an airborne snowboarder against a snow-capped mountain backdrop.
"Around the year we call 2012," he writes,
"a large chapter in human history will be coming to an end.
All the values and assumptions of the previous World Age
will expire, and a new phase of human growth will commence."
What kind of car is your favorite?
Any Ford good-streamline car.