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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Almost out of nowhere, the once-ailing U.S. dollar has come storming back. That's good news on several fronts.
A stronger dollar will quell simmering domestic inflation, which last month reached a worrisome 5.6 percent over July a year ago, a 17-year high.Read More
U.S. athletes, journalists, public officials and tourists attending the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing are at risk of Chinese hackers -- most likely with Chinese government approval -- infiltrating their laptops, Black Berrys and other electronic devices, security experts are warning.Read More
In 34 years, a generation from now, America truly will be a melting pot. The Census Bureau estimates that minorities, currently one third of the U.S. population, will constitute just over half of the population by 2042.Read More