What a herky-jerky mess our federal government is. What a bumbling klutz. It canít manage health care. It canít master infrastructure. It canít fund itself for more than tiny increments of time. It can barely stay open. It shut down briefly on Friday for the second time in three weeks. Maybe it should just stay closed for good.

Let corporations pick up the slack! In fact theyíre doing that already, with an innovation and can-do ambition sorely absent in Washington.