February is Black History Month Black History Month is here, and it’s time to study up. A good way to trace some of the important events in black history is to look at Supreme Court decisions that directly affected African-Americans. Not all of these decisions were victories, but they all were important in black history.
Site had been criticized for being “out of date” Is America’s economic engine running without knocks and pings yet? I would suggest that we are far from being out of the woods yet, despite pockets of stability. However, those who are ready to exclaim “mission accomplished” will most likely credit the Obama administration economic stimulus
On Cinco de Mayo 2010, the border between the United States and Mexico is a critical issue in the raging political debate on immigration reform. On the border, the U.S. Border Patrol has doubled in size since 2004. Hundreds of miles of a high-tech U.S. border fence project, costing billions of dollars, doesn’t work as
The results of the Tennessee flooding of the Cumberland River, especially the Opryland Hotel flooding, have closed the area that is virtually the heart of Nashville. The Opryland Hotel is part of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, a large resort complex including retail stores and several atria, all next door to the Grand
Some Texas Republicans suggesting that the 14th amendment to the U.S. constitution be repealed are calling children born in the U.S. by illegal immigrants “terror babies.” The 14th amendment grants U.S. citizenship to all persons born on American soil. Texas congressman Louie Gohmert and state representative Debbie Riddle said that pregnant illegal immigrants come to
One of the “most accomplished Americans” in history Those were the words of President Barack Obama from his eulogy for Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in what the Associated Press (at http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gs1RXaMtEaB8vsTCm-ol_zVcTexgD9AAKC8G0) calls “an enduring political dynasty.” Democratic Senator Kennedy died due to complications caused by brain cancer. He was 77
What’s an Internment Specialist, daddy? “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Thomas Jefferson Did you know that the United States Army National Guard has been advertising job openings for “Internment Specialists?” Who would we be rounding up for internment, anyway? The United States hasn’t
The Bank Bailout Mortgage loans, home equity loans, short term loans and automobile loans are all on the rise now that the economy is on the upswing. The Bank Bailout of 2008 was created to help lenders regain their footing as solid business entities. In years leading up to the recession, lenders were lending so
WJLA Breast Exam Video – the Super Bowl all over again A few days ago, a Washington DC television station, WJLA, aired a series about women’s health, particularly calling into question and to the audience’s attention the need for more women to be aware of how to properly conduct a breast examination on their own.?
Should Courts or Executive Branch Agencies Have Final Say? The recession has forced America to face some of its most deep-seated systematic financial troubles. One thing that has become clear is that unscrupulous mortgage lenders and credit card agencies have dined for far too long upon consumers who largely didn’t understand that they could hold