I think a column on President Barack Obama's firsts is a great idea.
Obama was the first president to bring us back from the brink of the greatest recession since the Great Depression.
Obama was the first to double alternative energy, which created new businesses that cannot be outsourced and makes the U.S. more secure by lessening foreign oil dependence.
Obama was the first to institute policies against climate change by increasing auto efficiency standards and decreasing coal-fired plants, both major producers of carbon dioxide and other such gases that hang in the troposphere, the lowest layer of our atmosphere, producing the greenhouse effect.
Obama was the first to acknowledge what scientists warned decades ago - that the 34 percent increase in those heat-trapping gases since the Industrial Age would bring extreme weather events due to more condensation in the air from water body evaporation.
Obama was the first to help the U.S. join the ranks of the rest of the industrialized world caring for its citizens with universal heath care.
Obama was the first to sign a bill like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, since women make only 77 percent to the male dollar.
Obama is the first president to have to fight for the middle class against corporate-backed super PACs, which have been massively outspending progressives in order to get a Republican president into office to support lax tax and environmental regulations in addition to continuing super-sized tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy.