The following editorial first appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Not all that long ago in the American experience, a million was a big number. Then it was a billion. Today the word "trillion" is thrown around casually.
By the time you read this, I will be aboard a ship somewhere beyond the Aleutians, on my way to Asia. I'll be seeking a first-hand look at the countries that have lately powered the world to unprecedented growth in income and wealth.
Now comes the hard part. President-elect Barack Obama, having won a historic mandate for change, must make it happen.
President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials.
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