Standardizing time zones may be one of the better government interventions! Futzing forward and backward (“saving”) every six months doesn’t make much sense. The time has long since passed to do away with this anachronism and let time stand still.
Is Gadhafi a bad guy? Yes. For 42 years the world has dealt with this bad guy – and many others like him in the region and around the world. The question that gets too little attention isn’t how to intervene but rather why should the U.S. (or the world for that matter) take sides?
History – and even current events – are rife with examples where help is desperately needed in some region of the world and it isn't/wasn't provided by the U.S. and her allies. It is hard to say no – especially in the face of hardship, need and compelling television coverage. Sometimes it's just hte right thing to do.
Certainly as a business person I recognize that the steady flow of oil is vital for the economy. 3% of the oil that the U.S. uses comes from Libya. Not that there ever is, but 3% is really not a significant amount of oil to justify the moral hazard of intervention – let alone the financial impact.