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Entries by Howard Steven Friedman from 08/2011

Credit Rating Downgrade -- Politicians Play While America Loses

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

This credit rating shift will certainly prompt a series of finger pointing exercises -- from those who manufactured the debt ceiling crisis to those who allowed the crisis to occur in the first place. In the end, it is America that loses in these games.

4 Wealthy Countries That Performed Executions In 2010

| Posted 08.12.2011 | World

Of the 26 countries that are categorized as free, only the U.S. and Japan had performed executions in 2010. This can be contrasted with the nearly 25% of countries classified as authoritarian that performed executions in 2010.

Is Obama Today's Carter? Searching for a Democratic Challenger

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

So far no one is discussing the possibility of a Democrat challenging the president for the 2012 nomination. Is Obama today's Carter, a president considered by most to be weak yet still nominated simply because of his incumbent status?

Lessons From the Little League World Series

| Posted 08.24.2011 | Sports

"The kids are learning that life's not fair, which is a very valuable lesson. They are also learning that it is important to be the person making up the rules. Don't forget that in 1975 we didn't let any other towns play."

Images of Hurricane Irene (New York City)

| Posted 08.29.2011 | New York