Why would we educate children at public expense from kindergarten through high school and then deny them the ability to pursue higher education? I offer for your consideration a few suggestions for legislation.
What was the most important spiritual lesson of the decade? Vote on that lesson you regard as the most significant, knowing there are perhaps many lessons we might have learned from any of the significant news events of the last decade.
As the wealthy bankers are propped up and subsidized by the government, everyday working people who have little as it is are robbed daily -- by their employers. Now is a better time than most to discuss the crisis of wage theft in the United States.
The vast American middle and working class can't and won't buy enough to get people back to work. They're still under a huge debt load. The only viable source for domestic demand is government. But it's not doing its part.
North Carolina is stepping up to put its money where its mouth is. It's not counseling clients to spend and build themselves, nor is it lobbying for financial assistance from the state or federal legislatures.
The next time someone tells you about how the middle class needs to tighten its belt to close the budget deficit, remind them of the CEO who just spent $4,000 for a blouse on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.
America is not so great. Any discussion of "what went wrong" must be prefaced with that statement. Harsh words, perhaps, but I do not utter them in haste. And we need to say it over and over again until we change it.