The economy stagnates. Syria burns . Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him , even as a “29-year-old hacker” revealed his nation’s spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change .
In January, MSNBC.com posted a report of its investigation into a slavery network emanating from Eastern Europe. Every year, it said, about 200,000 women and girls are smuggled out of impoverished former Soviet countries and sent to the Middle East, Western Europe and the United States, where they’re held captive.
Now that Congress and the Obama administration are returning to Washington, we know they’ll be looking over a fiscal cliff. But the skies above that landscape look different since we met Superstorm Sandy the week before the election.
I know it’s early, but I have a sinking feeling the Republican Party is taking all the wrong lessons from last week’s election. Short term, that’s a boon for Democrats. Long term, it’s a problem for the country.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men,” it’s often said, meaning that few are genuinely indispensable. David H. Petraeus was one of the few, which is why his loss for the U.S. government, after his admission of adultery, is so tragic.
The sudden resignation of David Petraeus as CIA director over an affair makes me very sad and quite angry. There’s something wrong with a political system that destroys men of his talent over a very human mistake.
With the federal government running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion, voters must demand realistic solutions from the candidates. However we choose to do it, we need to balance spending and revenue.
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