On May 1st, 2011, crowds in Washington, D.C., New York, and other major American cities gathered spontaneously to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden. In the aftermath of the death of quite possibly the most hated man in the world (that is, from the American point of view), Americans were eager to express their elation. Newspapers printed headlines [...]
The American people and the millions currently in the United States vying for citizenship stand to gain from comprehensive immigration reform.
The decision of a group like BCD to adopt another color as the symbol of their movement - which implicitly entails a decision not to wear green - should raise some questions about our accepted notions of environmentalism.
China, with its aspiring renewable energy projects, “green cities”, and reforestation efforts, has shown a willingness to combat climate change while not sacrificing economic growth.
The Assault Weapons Ban proposed by Senator Feinstein, like her previous ban, will fail to stop either common criminals or spree shooters. It is a bill borne out of serious ignorance and misconceptions about firearms and the nature of crime.
Philadelphia’s current crisis has more to do with the misguided priorities of state and local officials than anything inherently impractical about funding decent public schools with well-paid teachers.
While the United States cannot reasonably expect to have 7.4% GDP growth or 3.2% unemployment, it can reasonably expect to gain some of the same benefits, on a national scale, that North Dakota does locally.
Should President Obama resolve nothing, when the next President is inaugurated in 2017 he or she will face the entitlement issue through the lens of his or her potential reelection campaign in 2020.
The problem here is one of party politics more than policy, and with both sides stringently set on their respective dogmas, its hard to say whether a decision will be reached with enough time to avoid the economic storm at its worst.