Privacy on the Web is a constant issue for public discussion. Congress is always considering more regulations on the use of information about people's habits, interests, or preferences on the Internet.
The Gulf Coast oil spill offers an opportunity to reflect on the basic principles of tort law, which makes clear that in this case full economic damages are appropriate but punitive damages should not be pursued.
While there may not be many viable options to stop oil from spilling into the Gulf, there are obvious actions that can be taken to improve cleanup efforts, but the Obama administration is resisting these remedies.
While the Obama admistration's response to the Gulf spill has been plagued by federal failures, Obama has been given a free ride from the media, a stark contrast to its treatment of George W. Bush in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.