As he was announcing his second increase in troops for Afghanistan in December 2009, President Obama promised that by July 2011 those troops would begin coming home. As relayed by Bob Woodward’s book, Obama’s Wars, we know the president was skeptical about the United States’ war effort in Afghanistan.
“Back to the Future” introduced a generation of moviegoers to the art of travelling to the past to change the future. In New Jersey, our environmental protection programs are facing just such a temporal paradox – an unprecedented attempt to roll back to “the bad old days” regardless of the dire consequences for the future.
The National Assessment of Education Progress, often referred to as the gold standard of standardized tests, indicated that American students at all levels are alarmingly ignorant of the most basic facts of our own history.
Hurricane season begins this month, and in Haiti’s displacement camps, people have begun to look fearfully toward the skies. For solutions, they must look to Haitian women.
Right now, I’m in a quandary as to what I want to write about. First of all, I must admit I actually had to check the spelling of the word “quandary.” I’m an avid reader and do know the meaning of the word, but for the life of me I just drew a blank. It isn’t often that it happens, but there you have it.
With millions of people hitting the road this summer, two things will be on their minds – getting to their destination safely and the high price of gas.
I’m an accountant. My college degrees and CPA license are the intellectual properties that enable me to earn a living. Now suppose that I formed a corporation to deliver my services, then took my diplomas and license off my wall and placed them in a safe deposit box in a Luxembourg bank.
If there was any doubt about the broken state of our prison system, the news this week should put it to rest.
President Obama demonstrates his utter contempt for the American people — and the law — when he says the War Powers Resolution does not apply to his intervention in Libya because, as the White House put it, “U.S. operations do not involve sustained fighting or active exchanges of fire with hostile forces, nor do they involve U.S. ground troops.”
I’d like to send what we have in Vermont to Texas. Rain – lots of it. So much that here in Montpelier, streets, basements and businesses have been awash.