Replaying the video of President Bush’s 2007 warning against a premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is all the rage. Millions of Americans have “gone to the tape.”
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WICHITA FALLS — I love obscure (and generally useless) information, especially when it debunks popular misconceptions.
Nationalism is resurgent, says Gideon Rachman in a recent column for the Financial Times. This is surprising, he argues. Not long ago we were contemplating a new age of globalization: “In a borderless world of bits and bytes the traditional concerns of nations — territory, identity and sovereignty — looked as anachronistic as swords and shields.”
On the whole, I’m upbeat about our economy’s current prospects. Growth has kicked into higher gear since the start of 2014, as job creation has picked up, particularly for middle- and higher-paying positions.
As the fall season approaches, so does the time for holidays, merrymaking and celebrations.
When the Census released the latest data on inequality, most mainstream media outlets shrugged it off.
On his Fox News show last week, Bill O’Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans on Sunday marched in New York City, asking the country’s leaders to take bold action on climate change. President Barack Obama, California Gov. Jerry Brown, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and other notables this week addressed the United Nations about the climate challenges facing the world. But skeptics abound — notably within the Republican Party.
A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture.
As we start the final stretch before the midterm elections, many analysts are convinced that Obamacare isn’t the hot political issue it once was. While the flood of negative publicity about the law has subsided of late, a majority of people still oppose it, according to a Real Clear Politics average of polls taken from Sept. 2-15. And I’ve always believed the voters’ negative impressions of the law were “baked” into their assessments of Democratic incumbents.