We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.
Besides some failed emblem of American exceptionalism shining brightly abroad, it seems reasonable to conclude that national security and its according intelligence tools were and remain the principle role for such a massive presence abroad.
There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.
The following questions were taken from the list of 100 civics questions. Admittedly, these are some of the harder ones. Could you pass?
So what are the causes for optimism with regard to future earnings power? Well, the most notable are probably the recent sharp decreases in interest rates and gas prices.
Encouraging companies to hire veterans and supporting veteran entrepreneurship should be a no-brainer. Our veterans leave the armed forces equipped with leadership and specialized skills and a sense of duty that can't be taught in a classroom.
The agency has been at the forefront of critical advances in the field. Improvements can be made, but the agency's record should not be unfairly and inaccurately disparaged.
Reform of our immigration system has been on the docket forever. Campaigning to get to the White House, candidate Barack Obama not only promised but guaranteed immigration reform in his first year in office. That guarantee has not been delivered on because of the President's need to rescue an economy on the abyss.
I'm using the word "reconciliation" in a very specific rules-of-the-Senate fashion. Because McConnell just revealed to Politico how he intends to govern, should his party take control of the Senate in November -- and it appears that the previously-arcane "budget reconciliation" maneuver will figure heavily in his playbook.
It seems somehow un-American to offer citizens the possibility of cash prizes in return for voting. And some observers have argued that uninformed voters will cast their ballots simply for the chance to win some money. My response is "So what?"
As summer turns to fall, plenty of consumers are shopping around for deals on airline tickets. The bad news is it's getting harder to figure out the bottom-line cost. And a bill making its way through Congress would make things much worse.
Bill Maher of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher wants to "outright meddle" in politics. I, personally, hope he comes to Colorado to do his meddling.
In 1997, facing a crisis where 1 in 7 children had no health insurance coverage in the United States, a Republican-led Congress worked with President ...
In the wake of Congress' failure to advance meaningful immigration reform, it has become crystal clear that Congress will not act in any way that matters. One thing that can be fixed now with a swipe of the pen is the regulation impacting DREAMers, preventing them from accessing health care.
No wonder Americans feel powerless. No surprise we're sick of politics, and many of us aren't even voting. But if we give up on politics, we're done for. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Democrats surprised pundits by opening up a seven point lead in over Republicans in the generic ballot in a Fox News poll, 46 percent to 39 percent. That's because Democrats like their member of Congress more that Republicans like their own member in the Congress.