The need for honest politicians serving the public's interests is at the core of the American system of democracy. Nevertheless, in the U.S., as in every country, politics and corruption too often go hand-in-hand.
As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.
A ski trip had never given me the come hither. Aside from being remarkably uncoordinated and plagued by back problems and, I reside in the bone chilling tundra of Chicago, trekking to snow felt idiotic when I could revel in sub-zero temps at home.
Why are we on the brink of disaster? If you don't know the answer to that, you're not watching Fox News. It's President Obama's fault! Or, as Greta Van Susteren innocently asks her guests each night, "Is this President Obama's fault?"
Some of the best discoveries I've made in life have been by straying off the course. So no matter how well I've scripted my dining routine on a trip, I always make time to wander into a place I never thought to look for in advance.
President Kennedy was not assassinated for being anti-Fed. I don't know how much more clearly that can be said. His death on November 22nd, 1963 was a sad tragedy, but it had nothing to do with any stupid and baseless Executive Order silver certificate conspiracy.
Over the course of 5 hours between October 24 and 25, I wrote down every commercial that aired on FOX News during shows hosted by Brett Baier, Gretchen Carlson, Shep Smith, Bill Hemmer and Greta Van Susteren because I wanted to know what was being advertised. Here's what I found.
Looking much like a mountain of concrete, the monster fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (named after Spain's King Philip IV) is in remarkably good shape. It covers a 130-foot-high hill towering over the city.
The plates reminded me of dinners in our old house, and looking around the living room, I could imagine my father (who had passed away 27 years ago this month) sitting on the sofa. Each clang of the grandfather clock reminded me of being a little girl.