In the 1980s, I was an unrefined adolescent from blue-collar Butler, Pennsylvania. I knew nothing and cared nothing about politics. I had no idea if I was a conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, or much of anything else. But I knew one thing: Moammar Kaddafi was a bad dude.
I am amazed how often Republican climate skeptics such as Texas Governor Rick Perry are called “global-warming-deniers”.
When was the last time you had a discussion with your youngster about events taking place in the news: the oil wells that blow up in Libya, a gold mine strike in South Africa, the political turmoil in Somalia? Have you ever asked your child what he/she thinks about any of these events and how the events might have an effect on him or her?
America’s seniors have always contributed their wisdom, experience, and courage to move our community forward. Our seniors deserve the fulfilling, prosperous life they bestowed upon their children. While they may not always be highly partisan, it is becoming clear that they need to use this election to send Republicans this message: Hands Off Social Security & Medicare!
The spreading Occupy Wall Street movement, despite a vague worldview and agenda, properly senses that something is dreadfully wrong in America.
The assassination by drone of American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen raises questions that should disturb anyone who holds the rule of law as essential to protecting individual rights and limiting the arbitrary power of government.
Insisting that the “damage done by drugs is felt far beyond the millions of Americans with diagnosable substance abuse or dependence problems,” President Obama has declared October 2011 to be National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. However, while drug abuse and drug-related crimes have unquestionably taken a toll on American families and communities, the government’s own War on Drugs has left indelible scars on the population.
The combination of the debt-ceiling debate and the recent bankruptcy of a solar firm with a $535 million loan guarantee is certain to give energy subsidies a leading part in the Washington budget drama this fall.
How many were fed up with the constant bally-hoo and repetition of Gov. Chris Christie being pushed for President? Now we have the answer. It is NO.
The economics of class and sectional differences drive politics. The tax code is the scorecard of the winners and losers. While wages have stagnated since 1968 taxes have become oppressively higher.