A specter is stalking America - the specter of socialism.
The once-neglected S-word made a big comeback during the presidential campaign of 2008, and has now become a staple of American political discourse. While the right denounces Obama as a socialist, the cover of Newsweek magazine proclaims, "We are all socialists now." Is he? Are we? Depends on how you define "socialism," of course.
Bill Clinton would also like to add that it depends on what your definition of "is" is. Seriously though, if it looks like a poop, smells like a poop, and is stuck to the bottom of your shoe, who cares if it is a Soviet style poop, a Euro-poop, or some as-of-yet-unclassified poop?