If you are President Obama, you know you are not having a good week when some of your most crucial and trusted allies let you know through the media that your “legacy” legislative achievement is really getting under their skin.
Must America always fail to learn from experience???
As we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, it is worthwhile to note the state of Black America. Sadly, we still have immense poverty, blight, broken families, crime, failing schools and crumbling infrastructure in the inner cities of this country.
It is really amazing what our federal government will tolerate from their employees. At the IRS, Lois Lerner is currently enjoying a paid leave of absence from her position as Director of Exempt Organizations. Of course, Lerner is under fire for her mishandling of Tea Party organizations and her notorious decision to take the 5th amendment instead of testifying truthfully before Congress.
In the same week that the Louisiana Republican Party and others released an internal poll claiming Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal has skyrocketed to 50 percent favorable after falling to the mid-thirties this spring, and the same week that a conservative organization released its poll showing Jindal at 35 percent, another poll shoe drops.
During the month of August, Congress takes its annual vacation, and this year is no different. Not much has changed in a do nothing political climate that has become the norm for Washington and its politics. Important issues remain unresolved.
There are many surprises that that Americans will encounter as they deep-drill into the Affordable Exchange Act (Obamacare) which insurance exchanges go on the market (online) October 1, 2013 and which policies go into effect January 1, 2014.
In Roman history, few emperors are as reviled as Nero, who famously fiddled while the beautiful city of Rome burned.
If Hurricane Katrina and Rita of 2005 were the trigger and if Hurricane Issaac was the gun, the National Flood insurance surge is about to kill and the patient five feet under as it attempts to recover from the BP oil spill.
A new jobs report was released today and it shows a very weak economy. Only 162,000 new jobs were added last month, less than predictions and much less than the average monthly gain of 202,000 jobs from the first half of 2013.