A “Perfect storm” refers to the simultaneous occurrence of events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the result of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature. — Wikipedia
Remarkably, there are simply no indicators suggesting a rosy coming period for the U.S. economy. None, not one. On the other hand, there are plenty of arrows, and thumbs, pointing downward. No one has said how the gaping hole caused by the sub-prime mortgage crisis and related predatory lending policies […]
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
14th Annual “Art for Life” Art Auction and Exhibit to Benefit the Whitman-Walker Clinic, Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. OAS Building, Washington D.C.
The grassroots movement to end the genocide in Darfur did not begin in Congress or the White House. It grew from the concerns of unelected American citizens, many of them high school or college age, who could no longer hear about the atrocities in Sudan and not act.
With every passing month, evidence peak world oil production has either passed or is getting very close becomes stronger. Last week, the world peak oil conference in Ireland, heard that the best available data now suggests there may only be about 250 billion barrels of oil left to find rather […]
Last spring, when U.S. gasoline stockpiles were falling like a brick, there was much concern about shortages during the summer driving season. The average price for gasoline in the U.S. rose to $3.22 per gallon and in some parts of the country over $4. Our aged refineries were huffing and […]
On the surface, very little happened during the past week. Hurricane Dean did little damage to oil production and the next major hurricane of the year has yet to form. Oil prices gyrated in the low seventies in response to changing credit crunch news. For a while, Wall Street decided […]
Mental illness among our nation’s veterans is a serious problem. Stemming from the strain of violent hostilities in Iraq, the prevalence of veterans with a service-connected disability has grown alarmingly high. As of 2006, 454,598 veterans had a service-connected disability due to a mental illness, and 20 percent of soldiers […]
It was a dark week for the Commonwealth. On Monday, one of the state’s premier centers for higher learning, Virginia Tech, was struck a magnitude of gun violence which has never been seen before on U.S. soil.