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Perspective on War Costs: Is It Worth It?

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

Originally, the "war on terror" was projected to cost no more than $50 billion, and after being greeted as "liberators," the "cakewalk" would take no ...

Socialism in America? You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

America's wealth is, indeed, being redistributed -- from the "giving states" of New York, New Jersey, New England, most of the northeast and California -- to the "receiving states" consisting of all of the south and, ironically, Alaska.

Lady Liberty to the World: 'Eines Tages Alles' or 'Just Kidding'

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

American history is loaded with varying degrees of resistance to immigrants. It's, therefore, ironic that in America immigration could be stridently resisted by native-born citizens.

Fear and Grieving on the Protest Trail

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ford

The recent State of the American Dream Survey by Xavier University's Institute for Politics and the American Dream shows a predictable overall decline of faith that the American Dream can be achieved in our time.

How We See the Future

Michael Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Ford

For the first time in 100 years, a majority of Americans doubt that the US will create the future. Americans haven't lost confidence in themselves. It's their kids and grandkids they worry about.