Suddenly, the economic consensus seems to be that the implosion of the housing market will indeed push the U.S. economy into a recession, and that it’s quite possible that we’re already in one.
SALEM, N.H. — Both Barack Obama and John McCain attract independents. Both have a candor that appeals to voters and media-types alike. Both ask their audiences to serve a cause greater than self-interest. Both offer a politics that is grand and inspiring.
WASHINGTON — The man crowned by Tommy Franks as “the dumbest ((expletive)) guy on the planet” just made the dumbest ((expletive)) speech on the planet.
WASHINGTON — We are still in the dark as to what evidence the U.S. turned up that has now convinced American officials that Iran was on the level when it denied nuclear ambitions.
Few Remedies For Crazy Quilt Of Restrictions Once again, the Falls Church City Council began sinking in a quicksand of competing residential homeowner interests Monday night, and had to call off a vote on its latest stab at a comprehensive on-street parking restriction policy.
Washington — Dick Cheney’s craziness used to influence foreign policy.
Last week, President Bush vetoed the popular, bipartisan, state-federal Children’s Health Insurance Program known as SCHIP; legislation that would provide 10 million low income children – 211,000 in the Commonwealth – access to government financed, private health insurance. The President’s reasoning? He claims the bill is too expensive.
WASHINGTON — Thank goodness for whistle blowers, those public servants who think Americans should know the harm that is being inflicted in our name.
August 30 – September 5, 2007
Each year the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) holds it annual policy-making meeting in July or August. As I write this, we have just heard two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David McCullough, speak on the importance of teaching and learning history.