The fallout from the government shutdown debacle has been devastating to the Republican Party. Poll results show the party is viewed negatively by 70% of the American people. In addition, Congress has only a 5% approval rating, the lowest in history. While Democrats control the Senate and are also unpopular, the media has focused their blame for the shutdown on the Republican Party.
In an interview at a Habitat for Humanity event in Oakland, CA on Monday, former President Jimmy Carter lamented the current state of the nation’s economy.
Government shutdown: Trashy, disgusting, putrid and intolerable.
I could probably think of other words that describe what is going on in Washington DC and throughout the nation, but, these are the three that come to mind, for now.
The shutdown of the federal government is coming.
Only the makers of tanks and weaponry really like war. Oh, and of course the madmen who start them. Either it’s all about the big-bucks or the up-chucks. As Kendrew Lascelles said in his 1970 poem “The Box,” war’s like a “bouncy bumpy ball made up of flags and guns and all the tears and horror and the death that goes with war.”
How is it possible that Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has become the voice of peace and reason in the world?
Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is giving the “Liberty Medal” to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The medal is awarded annually by the National Constitution Center. Previous winners have included Thurgood Marshall, Kofi Annan, and Bono, which indicates the organization tilts hard left.
As if Louisiana higher education isn’t already going through significant changes, along comes the idea by Pres. Barack Obama to dole out federal dollars to schools on the basis of presumed accountability measures that would impact further the state’s higher education delivery. The problem is these changes don’t reform higher education so much as they empower bigger government, and miss the point of true, beneficial change.
Polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose military intervention in Syria. In congressional offices, calls have been running 100 to 1 against involvement in Syria. Nevertheless, leaders of both political parties are supporting the President’s plan to launch a limited military strike in Syria.
The world is waiting for the U.S. Congress and ultimately President Barack Obama to make a critical decision that could maintain this country’s place in history as the most fierce and feared "world cop". The question--should the United States intervene in the Syria civil war by bombing specific military installations and assets.