Thursday September 18, 2014
March 26th, 2014
In the struggle to break cycles of poverty, experts have been searching for decades for ways to lower America's astronomical birthrate among teenagers.
We've tried virginity pledges, condoms and sex education. And, finally, we have a winner, a tool that has been remarkably effective in cutting teenage births.
Vera Scroggins of Susquehanna County, Pa., will be in court March 24.
This time, she will have lawyers and hundreds of thousands of supporters throughout the country. Representing Scroggins to vacate an injunction limiting her travel will be lawyers from the ACLU and Public Citizen, and a private attorney.
Republicans are feeling so heady about running against Obamacare that they're thrilled that Scott Brown is all but certain to run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire. Yes, you heard right, the former one-term senator from Massachusetts who lost to newcomer Elizabeth Warren in 2012 announced at a Republican gathering Friday that he has formed an exploratory committee to run against the New Hampshire Democratic incumbent, Jeanne Shaheen.
From Great to Greed: Such a short distance in the dictionary but seemingly a big plunge for this nation! Once known for its greatness with opportunity for all greed, as in money, appears to becoming the most correct description.
Intelligence officers live by a time-honored credo: When in doubt, admit nothing, deny everything, make counter-accusations.
It was in that spirit that Vladimir Putin, the quondam KGB man who rules Russia, addressed his nation and the world Tuesday on the annexation of Crimea.
There don't seem to be any major economic crises underway right this moment, and policymakers in many places are patting themselves on the back. In Europe, for example, they're crowing about Spain's recovery: The country seems set to grow at least twice as fast this year as previously forecast.
Thanks to some strange alignment of the planets, there were two competing, yet remarkably similar, news stories this week. Both involved the disappearance of things that should never get lost: an entire passenger plane and an entire country. But, at this point, both Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and Crimea are still missing -- and may never be found again.
Vladimir Putin's grab of Crimea has exposed the paradoxes in American attitudes toward foreign policy.
Congress has been unusually united in condemning the Russian leader's aggression and calling for his isolation. His belligerent offensive has been denounced by such liberals as Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and by many conservatives, including Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Beats me how new apps like "Secret" and "Whisper" are going to make big money. Presumably, that is the objective of their Silicon Valley creators.
These apps combine social networking with anonymity. "Secret," for example, lets people post anonymous messages to those on their contact list who've also signed on with "Secret."