Since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have delivered al Qaeda just about all it sought when it launched its murderous attack. We have bankrupted much of our economy, inspired worldwide hatred by recklessly using our military and greatly curtailed freedom in the name of ‘security’ without actually making ourselves any safer.
Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery they were promised has not materialized. There’s growing talk about a “new normal”—a new way of life to take us through a long period of failed recoveries.
Federal officials recently unveiled a key component of the health reform package — a website called HealthCare.gov.
The United States of America, also known as the “Land of the Free” and the “Home of the Brave”, is also home to many churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples representing almost every religion existing in the modern world.
Mother Nature can be a capricious mistress. In recent years, we’ve seen an unexplained devastation of bat and bee populations. We’ve also witnessed the successful return of the eastern bluebird after years of decline due to competition from non-native birds.
Lady Gaga knows how to fill seats, sell albums and incite a frenzied devotion among her followers, whom she affectionately refers to as “Little Monsters.” The emphasis is on the “little.”
A lot of reports tell about the “Race to the Top” and the $400 million lost to NJ, but said little about the details to their readers and listeners.
Republicans think an extension of the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year, makes for good politics.
With unemployment around 10 percent and economists predicting that at some lost jobs will never return, Americans ought to increase Social Security benefits, lower the age of retirement and cut taxes on the first $20,000 of income.
The high price of college textbooks is getting a lot of press. Legislators are considering bills to bring down costs, such as requiring professors to use the least expensive “educationally sound” option.