We must meet this need, both for altruistic reasons as well as for reasons of economic self-preservation.
The nation had moved on, but there I was, up in the Alaska dark, tortured by my choice to reveal something that happened decades ago. What did it change?
Congress gave Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson $700 billion -- more than the United States has spent on the war in Iraq to date -- to address the crisis in our economy. Then they gave him the unilateral power to decide how that huge amount of money should be spent.