Every year around this time, public attention focuses on enormous evergreen trees – the kind that are festooned in twinkling lights at Rockefeller Center, the White House lawn and other public places.
As a Certified Public Accountant and business owner, I know the impact of taxes up close and personal. And the claim that ending Bush-era tax cuts on income over a quarter of a million dollars will hurt the economy, reduce employment and burden small businesses is patently false. Let’s take a look at the evidence.
As George W. Bush hawks his memoir, Decision Points, he seems especially driven to justify his decision to invade and occupy Iraq. He emphasizes how sickened he was at learning that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, though not too sick to kid about it at the White House correspondents’ dinner.
Here in one of the most densely developed states in America, we still have lots of space for solar panels and other renewable energy facilities. Parking lots, rooftops and reclaimed industrial sites, or “brownfields,” are often ideal locations, since they are close to energy consumers and don’t harm natural resources.
The U.S. government and its corporate allies are looking out for you–literally–with surveillance tools intended to identify you, track your whereabouts, monitor your activities and allow or restrict your access to people, places or things deemed suitable by the government.
The much heralded and hotly contested mid-term elections are done. The ballot questions have been decided and the candidates are either grateful because they pulled out a win or gloomy because they didn’t. Either way, it’s time to move on.
If your company’s diversity recruiting strategy fails to include military veterans, you are missing out on working with some of our country’s most outstanding men and women.
I recently sat down with Emil Styka of Boardman, Ohio. A friend of Emil’s, Jo Ann Bryan, had emailed in response to an article I wrote on a remarkable World War II campaign at the Aleutian Islands, off the Alaskan coast. The article was published nationwide, including in the Youngstown Vindicator, where it caught Emil’s attention.
No patriotic American has to be reminded that Nov. 11th is Veterans Day. It’s unfortunate, however, that far too many people who are blessed to live in this country don’t know, or simply don’t care, about honoring veterans.
Water and energy form two vital pillars that hold up our economy and our lives. Unfortunately, they are inextricably intertwined: Destabilize one and you could threaten the other.