A few words here for all my fellow Muppets, referring to Greg Smith, formerly of Goldman Sachs, who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times announcing he's out of there due to his company’s extreme moral bankruptcy. According to Smith, associates are encouraged to rip off their own billion-dollar clients and regularly disparage them as Muppets.
Will Durst here, with a few words on Barack Obama's third, and possibly last, State of the Union address. Although it's an election year, the administration went out of its way to reinforce that this was not a campaign speech, just a report on the progress being made. Apparently, the state of the union is pretty much exactly what we thought it was: good, getting better, but not quite great. Oh, it's definitely going to be great someday, because America has been great before and we will be great again soon. How soon? Well, that's the question. Tomorrow? Next month? 2014?
On today's Your Call, we’ll take a look at the increasingly popular GOP candidate, Ron Paul. Why is his message resonating with so many young people? What’s the draw for liberals? We’ll explore his ideology and ideas in depth. Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. What do you want to know about Ron Paul? And how does his candidacy change the game and the conversation for progressives, liberals, and conservatives alike? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.