The odds are now better than even that the U.S. economy is sliding or has already slid into a recession. The housing market downturn and sub prime mortgage crisis are the catalysts for a major economic downswing that looks to last well into 2009. The latest retail reports indicate a […]
What happens, socially and politically, when the U.S. sinks into protracted economic malaise as many are now predicting? The chickens are coming home to roost on “The Era of Greed,” a 27-year time span that may earn its own chapter in future history books, running roughly from the election of […]
NEW YORK — The financial crisis that began late last summer, then took a brief vacation in September and October, is back with a vengeance.
One year ago this week, the American people demanded a New Direction: that Congress make America safer and bring accountability and fiscal responsibility to the people’s government. One year later, the 110th Congress is building a record of progress of change for the American people.
A hot topic in state legislatures is universal health coverage. Tired of waiting for the Congress to take action, states are striking out on their own, most notably Massachusetts.
Increased Royalties May Leave Webcasters Broadcasting Only the Sounds of Silence, Though Congress May Still Intervene If you’re a bluegrass fan who tried to tune into the online stream BluegrassCountry.org on Tuesday, you wouldn’t have heard anything – anything except a message explaining why the stream is off the […]
Transportation Sham It was bad enough that the Republican leadership gave House and Senate members less than an hour to read the 105-page transportation bill. Unless virtually re-written by the Governor, it will require local governments to raise fees and taxes by almost $400 million in Northern Virginia with no […]
Legislative Albatross It has been 12 days since the 2007 General Assembly session adjourned after 46 days. In this “short session,” 1,551 bills and resolutions were approved.
WASHINGTON — President Bush has told his sensitive father, former President George H.W. Bush, not to pay any attention to the news, especially all those painful Bush-bashing reports.
Thursday, the new 110th Congress will be sworn in. Led by Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker in history, Democrats are poised to tackle a number of issues in the first 100 hours directly impacting the American people.