As the economy spirals deeper and deeper into an economic morass, Washington’s attention this week is focused on the $900 billion economic stimulus package that is making its way through the Congress.
It’s becoming unclear which will bring the McCain candidacy down faster or harder: the economy or Sarah Palin.
In the intense global competition among current and emerging superpowers, it is clear to almost all parties involved that the development of science and technology, and the cultivation of “human capital” through mass education and training in those and other disciplines, will determine how things play out.
Last Week’s Storm Worst Since Isabel in F.C. Last week’s violent storm that lashed through Northern Virginia, and resulted in a National Weather Service report of a tornado touching down in the City of Falls Church, was rated the worst to hit the area since the remnants of Hurricane Isabel […]
In the cover story of the April 2008 edition of National Geographic magazine, “Africa’s Ragged Edge: Journey Into the Sahel,” author Paul Salopek, photographer Pascal Maitre and the editors do a terrific job introducing readers to perhaps the most important region of the world that no one, almost, has heard […]
A new financial player has emerged on the international finance scene. Known as Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs), these state-controlled investment vehicles, fueled largely by record oil profits, are having a big impact on the U.S. economy and beyond. To help our nation respond to these new actors in international finance, […]
Paul Potts, Operatic Tenor Sensation, Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Monday, March 3, 2008, 8 p.m.
The hallmark achievement for the “New Direction” 110th Congress so far has been passage of the Energy Independence and Security Act, a historic bill that will make America more energy independent, responsive to the global warming crisis, while also continuing to grow our economy.
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
Other than the war in Iraq, the environment and global warming are the most problematic issues facing our country. Thanks in large part to Al Gore’s advocacy and the film An Inconvenient Truth catching the public’s attention, however, the green movement is finally back in vogue after a decade on […]