One by one, potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates are slipping into comic irrelevancy. Jeb Bush must be smiling at their antics. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the rotund ruffian with a temperament like an insecure adolescent, has been doomed since his vicious flunkies concocted an infantile revenge scheme against an uncooperative Democratic mayor at the expense of George Washington B
By Darren Richardson on Aug 22, 2014
The Indian state of Kerala is embarking on a wrong-headed plan to prohibit alcohol. (Photo courtesy BBC.) It appears the specter of Al Capone, that murderous thug who made millions selling illegal alcohol during American Prohibition in the 1920s, will be resurrected in India. Someone very like Capone is waiting in the wings in the southern state of Kerala – where the government has devised a plan
By Barry Ellsworth on Aug 22, 2014
Western US experiencing severe drought since 2013 The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region that was overcome by drought from 1931-1939. It encompassed the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles and neighboring sections of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, with qualities such as little rainfall, light soil and high winds — a potentially destructive combination. Tall parried grass had prot
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 22, 2014
Is there a double standard, based on race, when it comes to women being outraged over a clear case of domestic violence? Do white women care that white men beat other white women? Does it happen so often that there is a sort of malaise when news comes of a new white on white domestic violence event? These sad questions and others are prompted by the reaction to comments made by ESPN's Stephen A. S
By Harold Michael Harvey, JD on Aug 22, 2014
Differing views on what should be done to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant emerged this week from two senior US defense establishment heavyweights. At a Pentagon news conference Thursday, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described ISIL, also known as ISIS, as having an “apocalyptic, end-of-days” vision. Dempsey further said the
By Robert Myles on Aug 22, 2014
Author's note: This concludes a three-part series. You may view Part One here; Part Two here. A remarkable aspect of recent studies showing that people express higher levels of "life satisfaction" as government intervention in the market economy increases is the finding that the effect of public policy on "life satisfaction" exceeds marriage or employment status. In an interview with The Washingto
By John-Thomas Didymus on Aug 22, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
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