Charles Krauthammer is arguably journalism's most intelligent commentator.
This incisive couple of lines from his latest Washington Post column is a proof-text:
"We don’t credit the Swiss postal service with the Special Theory of Relativity because it transmitted Einstein’s manuscript to the Annalen der Physik. Everyone drives the roads, goes to school, uses the mails. So did Steve Jobs. Yet only he created the Mac and the iPad."
Please read his whole analysis of the president's latest gaffe:
Did the state make you great?