The most recent statistics suggest the number of Americans with passports is much higher than assumed. For the average American, traveling abroad is not nearly so feasible, economically or logically.
Americans haven't gotten over the civil rights era enough to vote for a black presidential candidate.
Martti Ahtisaari won for his work as an international negotiator, particularly his most recent work bringing a peace settlement between the Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement. Meanwhile, questions remain regarding the durability of the agreement made last week between the U.S. and North Korea.
My guy is a deeply religious Christian with one wife, one house and one car. He has been consistent throughout his public career in his commitment to social justice and his opposition to the wrong war. His opponent is, by his own account, a reformed playboy who dumped his faithful wife for a beer heiress.
Karen Tumulty wrote for Time.com that McCain volunteers were being encouraged to use negative campaign talking points: that Obama is somehow connected with Bin Laden, that Obama "won't salute the American flag" and that Obama was not born in America. These are not policy attacks, they are personal.
Although the Missourian Watchword live debate blog was clunky to use, it provided readers with real-time fact checks, comparing candidates' words with the truth. Now that we've held candidates accountable for the truth, we're launching a "stand-down for accuracy" to keep the Missourian accountable too.
Increasing forclosures and falling rent prices offer a silver lining for buyers in the midst of our economic crisis.
Hugo Chavez and Vladimir Putin each face slipping economies and waning support, and rely on nationalism as a distraction.
The catalyst for the economic crisis, the housing market crash, should have been easy to forecast.
Under the circumstances, I really don't care to hear any more debates. According to the financial experts, no one knows how long this crisis will last, so there are no answers to the important questions being asked. So, we will all just have to tough it out as best we can.
The U.S. economic crisis has brought even more attention to the presidential election.
Our automotive schizophrenia has been even more evident than usual the past couple of weeks.
After speaking with many people in the Spanish-speaking community, I have learned Radio Adelante is filling a gap by providing news from the perspective of the Latino community, as opposed to that of an outsider looking in. As far as we know, Radio Adelante is the only student-run Spanish-language radio news show in the Midwest.
Will voters recognize the difference between candidates being "politically correct" out of respect for the audience versus those who use "political correctness" to exaggerate or pander, leaving the voter wondering what the candidate's real stand is on an issue?
Understanding that "normal" does not exist, and never really existed in the first place, is very important to the caretakers of our future.
The government got us jump-started by dropping a trillion dollars to absorb free radicals from our financial system. It’s probably time for us to bypass the pomegranate juice. $4 for a vial of POM isn’t the most thrifty way to eliminate antioxidants. There are ways to save money by spending some, though.
I have never been favorably impressed with the content or the conduct of presidential debates, but I have watched some of every debate since the Nixon/Kennedy face-off in 1960. My indifference stems from several factors — artificial questions, lack of moderator control, dependence on soundbites and cliches as opposed to actual debate, but, most of all, because of their limited effect on the election's outcome.
People should not rely on or wait for the government to solve economic problems but should figure out ways to cope on their own. Politicians should stop blaming each other, and those who allowed deregulation should be replaced.
Countries across the world are reacting differently to the economic slowdown that has the US reeling.
With the current economic troubles, a lack of transparency is a major problem in the government and on Wall Street right now.