The U.S. economy often reacts a lot like a colicky baby that requires constant adjustments to exactly what and how much of something is going in one end so that the right thing comes out on the other without a lot of trouble.
Recently I crossed the threshold from fact-based reality into a bastion of Obama-loving denial. In other words, I went to one of the local public elementary schools.
HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
I'm going to bankrupt this country by any means necessary, and if you try to stop me or slow me down, I'll shut the government down and blame it on you.
Thuggish, "community organizing" politics showed up in Wisconsin after Commander-in-Chief President Obama, deployed his Organizing for America (OFA) troops to inject protestors into the Wisconsin budget debate Obama describes as an "assault on unions."
The turmoil and shocking thuggery we are now witnessing in Madison, Wis. is at a level seldom seen in America in this era.
"If we do this - change the date of the Washington holiday celebration - 10 years from now our school children will not know what Feb. 22 means. They will not know or care when George Washington was born. They will know that in the middle of February they will have a three-day weekend for some reason. This will come."
On Feb. 11, CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan was in Tahrir Square covering the celebration after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced that he would step down.
Chances are you're serving up some home-grown dinner on your kitchen table tonight.
We sure could use some more romance right about now - particularly among our younger people.
One of the major concerns coming from conservatives following the mid-term elections was whether or not the new, Republican-led Congress would stick to their espoused principles once in power.
A recurrent cry among Republicans during their successful campaign to take control of the House of Representatives was for greater transparency in the workings of Congress. Frequently citing the closed-door process by which elements of the healthcare legislation were approved, newly elected members pledged to make their deliberations more open to public scrutiny.
Was yesterday a holiday or something? Many of my friends - even those in relationships - took some time out Monday to gripe about Valentine's Day.
On a beautifully calm winter day near the Sea of Galilee, Gov. Mike Huckabee shared with a group of Americans his concern for the future of Israel.
Labor Day is just around the corner.
The Rev. Al Sharpton is getting the right kind of grief.
Not since Superman has a fella made such a big impression when he took of his eyeglasses. Turns out, the sexy new specs were a disguise all along. This is the Rick Perry we thought we were getting in 2012 before he crashed and burned onstage. But he's back, baby, and if he can keep it up it just might be change Republicans can believe in.
Happy Friday, everybody, and God Bless America.
Did you ever have a week in which you had an impossible amount of work to complete, yet somehow got it done?
Happy Thursday, everybody, and God Bless America.
America's attention recently turned away from the violence in Iraq and Gaza toward the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown. While all the facts surrounding the shooing have yet to come to light, the shock of seeing police using tear gas (a substance banned in warfare), and other military-style weapons against American citizens including journalists exercising their First Amendment rights, has started a much-needed debate on police militarization.
Shortly after he angrily denounced the obscene beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by a member of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a smiling President Barack Obama was photographed playing golf. And so it started -- just like clockwork.
While the dominant Republican slogan on health care remains "repeal and replace," there is little agreement on what "replace" means. But if we wait until Obamacare can be repealed before developing a consensus on positive health care changes, major parts of Obamacare will be even more entrenched and its seductive goal of universal coverage may push us instead toward fully government-controlled single-payer system.
Knew he shouldn't. Couldn't help himself. I'm talking about the beaming leer in Rick Perry's mug shot. Or to be more precise, his smug shot. In the photo released by the Austin Police Department, the Texas Governor grins like a Cheshire Cat who just cleaned out the canary department of a PetSmart and is presetting his Lexus' GPS for another store.
Once again Israel is being forced to defend itself from the terrorists who run Gaza.
The initial outburst of rage, simmering for years in a brick and pavement community draped in poverty was genuine, and for many today is still genuine. It didn't and will never matter to many in Ferguson what Michael Brown did or did not do. What remains is a white man of authority gunned him down in the street and "the man" left his corpse in the open to rot for hours as men, women and children ogled, stared and raged from a distance.
So it turns out, thanks to a leak from the St. Louis County medical examiner's office, that the unarmed teen who was shot by a cop six times in Ferguson, Mo., including twice in the head, had marijuana in his bloodstream. And, naturally, the character assassins are essentially saying, "Ya see? He was a druggie, a violent thug."
The Saturday before last, Michael Brown swiped several cigars from a convenience store counter, passing much of his spoils to friend Dorian Johnson.
Just as World War I didn't prove to be "the war to end all wars," the 20th century didn't turn out to be when the nearly unimaginable brutality and indescribable evil represented by German dictator Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime was definitively laid to rest.