Imagine the perfect society. You know, the type where everyone is happy, everyone has a job, there is no crime, and the government watches every move you make. Sound a little bit “Orwellian?” Good, because it is. Sound far-fetched? Well […]
The honeymoon for President Obama has come to an end. After Obama’s summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard and Camp David, the President faces some daunting tasks as the year comes to a close. The ideological notions of hope and change […]
The White House has stirred up a lot of controversy in the recent days with plans to air a speech from President Obama to all school children. The speech is scheduled for Tuesday of this coming week when most schools […]
You can’t turn on the news or read the headlines without seeing information about the H1N1 virus, aka, “swine flu.” Swine flu isn’t anything new; H1N1 was first attributed to a major flu pandemic in 1918. However, it is debated […]
This week marked the end of an era in American politics. The passing of Edward “Ted” Kennedy wasn’t a surprise; he had been diagnosed with brain cancer in May of 2008 and has been largely absent from the Senate floor […]
Censorship is an issue that is rarely considered in Western culture. We can turn on any variety of news sources and hear or see the news presented from liberal, conservative, independent or almost any other perspective. In many foreign countries […]
The $787 billion dollar stimulus bill that was signed into law on February 17 promised to include help for the hardest hit areas of the economic crisis, according to President Obama. While the effects of the stimulus bill are still […]
Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor has received preliminary approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee to be confirmed despite the intense scrutiny during her Senate confirmation hearings last week. While her confirmation seems all but inevitable when the floor vote […]
When he was 12, his parents separated. He moved to Oakland, CA, with his father until the age of 18. Then he moved to Chicago to be near his mother. He was briefly married, then ended that marriage and married another woman. […]
Why you need one to succeed in turbulent times. Yesterday a friend emailed me to say that after years trying to make it as a freelance writer she’s admitted defeat and is now trying to find a paying job. I […]
Chances are that if you have an IRA or 401K account, the statements have not been very appealing in recent months. I started investing consistently while the Dow rode the waves above 14,000. Two months ago, my portfolio was down […]
The documentary Beer Wars: Brewed In America is an insider’s look at the brewing industry. Directed by Anat Baron, and featuring interviews with some of the biggest names in the business, Beer Wars takes viewers on a journey from the […]
With Swine flu on the rise and evolving daily, parents across the United States and beyond are not only looking after their own health but also after the health of their children. I’ll help sort the good information from the […]
When you are embedded in a group of soldiers, you learn a lot about the American identity. This is particularly true if the soldiers are going to war. During their preparation for a tour in Iraq, I listen to these […]
We Are In the Midst of a Terrible, Horrendous, Life-Threatening Economic Crisis!!!!
Actually, we aren’t.