The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, Democrats were ready with an explanation that slid right into an existing groove of American thinking: The financial crisis was caused by Republicans going easy on their big banker friends.
By now, everyone knows that there's a revolving door between Democratic politics and the "objective" news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On Sept. 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his "invaluable voice for the network" after his five years inside the Obama administration.
After being selected by Florida State University’s (FSU) board of trustees to be its next president, Florida Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, resigned as Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign chairman on Wednesday.
NASA and other space enthusiasts probably were all over India's satellite Mangalyaan on Wednesday when it successfully orbited Mars -- making India the fourth nation to get there, but the first to do it on the first try.
Just this past Labor Day weekend, I was sitting in my home and enjoying the holiday when I received a voicemail from a toll-free phone number. Upon listening to the recording, the caller introduced himself as a collector from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Last week, the voters of Scotland, in a heavy turnout and from age 16 up, decided not to disunite what has been arguably one of the most successful and beneficial nations over the last 307 years, the necessarily clunkily named United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.