DAVID WEBBER: Talk of America's decline continues

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST

In an age of hype and hoax it is nearly impossible to credibly assess the talk of America’s alleged decline that abounds in the media and academia. Facts are overwhelming and seldom able to provide the certainty we need to adopt more substantial political and social change or to comfort us in knowing things are all OK.