On Sept. 30, the federal government will end its fiscal year with a deficit — the excess of spending over revenues — of a near-record $407 billion. The all time record was $413 billion in 2004.
Rick Perlstein’s new book "Nixonland" does a masterful job of describing the extent to which shamelessness gives a skillful politician a major advantage over ordinary humans.
I’m attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I’m having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune. And there on page 2 is a feature, dateline Cairo, reporting that seven years after the attacks of Sept.
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like it. It is where the heart is.
It is home. Today, homes — our homes and those of our presidential candidates — are all over the news. The stories range from heart-wrenching crisis to comic ridicule. The coverage about our homes and theirs reveals much about the concerns of our government, our news media and us.
Whether it was the constant on-air feuding between the anchors or the Republican Party’s protests that it was getting a raw deal, MSNBC moved closer to the journalistic center over the weekend with news that Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann would no longer be anchoring Election Night programming.
MSNBC is replacing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as co-anchors of political night coverage with David Gregory, and will use the two newsmen as commentators.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are, at least for the time being, curious entities called Government Sponsored Enterprises, federally chartered mortgage giants run as private for-profit businesses. And for a long time its executives and shareholders did very well out of them.
Oh, how I remember all those wonderful children I was going to have.
The perfect children who wouldn’t talk back to me, ever have a bad attitude, fight with their siblings, the ones who wouldn’t disobey.
Perhaps money can’t buy love, but it can certainly purchase power. So as oil prices have been rising, the major oil-producing nations have been gaining clout.
You’re watching the Olympics and finding yourself bedazzled by the feats of utterly dedicated, amazing athletes when a commercial intervenes, likewise promising a bedazzling feat, this one by a major U.S. corporation. It’s the sort of thing that just could alter American lives for the better.