Whether you agree with the health bill’s terms or not, this Frontline piece gives a real-world view into what took place to allow a controversial piece of legislation to pass. The insider’s view of the closed-door maneuvers made is quite shocking.
If there was ever a time to crack down on the murky waters of offshore drilling regulations, it is now. The damage done to our nautical ecosystem is far too extensive to be ignored.
Let the numbers speak:
210,000 gallons bleeding into the Gulf every single one of those days.
Bleeding into the nautical ecosystem, the effects of which will, no doubt ripple up the food chain and affect the ones at the top: us.
Now what will you do about it?
The Homicide Report, a blog of the LA Times, is devoted to sifting through LAPD and coroner’s reports in the Los Angeles area and collecting the story behind the homicide cases, as other major media sources back away from reporting them.
The vast majority of homicides reported in the area are gun-related. Since the blog’s inception in 2007, more than 2,100 homicides have been reported to be caused by a gunshot. The list includes people of various ethnicities and all ages from 58-year old Jose Merino,of Maywood, to Angel Berrios, a 1-year old from Alhambra.
More than 2,100 lives cut short by a bullet since 2007 in a single metropolitan area, alone. Must we wait for 2,100 more before we do something about it?
Something for you to write to your elected officials about.
"Top military officials have continued to rely on a secret network of private spies who have produced hundreds of reports from deep inside Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to American officials and businessmen, despite concerns among some in the military about the legality of the operation.”
I’m all for the idea of improving U.S. international intelligence, but wouldn’t the idea of privatizing intelligence ops have the opposite effect?
"Eleven years later, and Congress has failed to close the gun show loophole that made the carnage possible."
Since when has our Congress legislated as if its on Ambien?
This must have been the 8th news piece I’ve spotted within the last 5 years on the decline of the US educational system compared to the education systems around the world.
How can our current high school students compete for jobs in a globalized setting where there are people who are better educated in math, science, and literature from the other side of the globe? How can we honestly tell our children to academically reach for the skies when the strict truth may be that a Finnish child is more readily prepared to do so than our children are? Readers, please ask your political representatives, “what are you all waiting for?”