It just may be remembered as a classic case of persistence, of a modern “Tortoise Versus the Hare” story.
Veto Day As I write this, the General Assembly is scheduled finish its work for the year tomorrow. Having completed its principal legislative work on February 28-45 days after convening-the Assembly returns 45 days later to consider the Governor’s vetoes and amendments.
This is National Volunteer Week (Apr. 27 – May 3), an annual celebration established by presidential executive order in 1974 that recognizes volunteers and the contributions they make to our communities. This year’s theme: “Volunteer to Change the World.”
For many Americans, Tuesday brought a flurry of action as people rushed to file their tax returns on time. This year Congress also got into the act, passing legislation to strengthen taxpayer protections and make the tax system work better for consumers.
WASHINGTON — With a year to go in the White House, President Bush has said he will sprint to the finish line.
Since the end of World War II, the private gasoline-powered automobile has become the center of life in America. Our suburbs, commerce, recreation, religion, indeed nearly every imaginable aspect of our lifestyles has been centered around the mobility the ubiquitous, affordable private car has brought us. The lure of the […]
According to a report in Mobile Magazine, the average cost of maintaining a municipal wireless network is estimated at $150,000 per square mile over five years, based on a survey by Jupiter Research of 83 municipalities who have, or are in the process of installing them. While this may seem […]
Some elections are defined by the gap between the rich and the poor. Others are defined by the gap between the left and the right. But this election will be shaped by the gap within individual voters themselves — the gap between their private optimism and their public gloom.
A few weeks ago, I interviewed Deborah Pryce, the Republican congresswoman, in her Washington office. There was a doll propped up against a windowsill, and I wanted to ask her if it had belonged to her daughter, who died of cancer at age 9 in 1999. But that question seemed […]
It was reported in the media last week that security contractors in Iraq recently shot and killed nearly a dozen innocent Iraqis in an incident occurring in downtown Baghdad. The private security firm handling protection for a U.S. Embassy convoy — Blackwater USA — has come under fire for their […]