After decades during which bed bugs were a rare event, they now make headlines infesting places from the Jersey City Goldman Sacks building to a Victoria’s Secret shop on New York’s Upper East Side, along with dormitories, apartments and homes throughout the nation.
On July 22nd, the U.S. Congress failed, yet again, to pass legislation to cut our carbon emissions. Meanwhile, on July 28th scientists around the planet agreed – yet again – that “global warming is undeniable,” and declared the first decade of the 21st century the warmest on record.
The federal government just announced that the nation’s unemployment rate is still hovering around 10 percent. Voters have seized on this news by demanding that their leaders find a way to drive that number down.
Jersey girls have a mixed reputation. According to Bruce Springsteen, “nothing matters in this whole wide world, when you’re in love with a Jersey girl.” But thanks to the antics of the “Real Housewives” and the “Jersey Shore” cast members, the world’s reality TV fans may be wondering what the Boss was thinking.
Barack Obama came into the office of the presidency proclaiming hope and change and a personal adherence to the teachings of Jesus Christ, who preached a message of peace, love and nonviolence. Yet any hope that Obama’s professed religious beliefs might lead him to put an end to the endless wars was short-lived.
This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000.
The hallmark of capitalism has been competition and quality.
Businesses have thrived by providing the best service at the lowest price. Companies that can’t show value are quickly driven from the marketplace.
On December 3, 2009, the cable giant Comcast announced plans to buy NBC/Universal from General Electric in a $28 billion merger.
Judging by recent polls, a majority of Americans are experiencing political amnesia. This memory loss could drive the nation into the massive mistake of returning Republicans to power in Congress despite their record of abuses during the Bush years.
Finally! An election without negative advertising and mudslinging! National Farmers Market Week is August 1-7, and it includes a contest to choose America’s best farm markets. You can vote for your favorite local market through the end of August.