Nov 24, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
As the Iraqi parliament puts forward a new plan for the parliamentary election process, the United States watches with anxiety. The parliamentary elections largely dictate the United States' exit strategy.
Senator Sherrod Brown was quoted saying, "I don't want four Democratic senators dictating to the other 56 of us and to the rest of the country -- when the public option has this much support -- that [a public option is] not going to be in it." But where is all this support supposedly coming from?
Most of surveys show that the public is more against the public option than for it, and most of the Senators aren't even sold on the public option, they just wanted to have the debate on the bill. Senator Lieberman probably has the best view on the situation: "I don't want to fix the problems in our health-care system in a way that creates more of an economic crisis." Unfortunately, the Democrats seem to be deaf to all criticism.
Nov 12, 2009
The Mexican government is notoriously known for corruption. Cartels run several of the Mexican cities, especially as you get closer to the United States border. President Felipe Calderon and the Mexican government have constantly said that they want to root out corruption, and they have recently taken a significant step towards their goal.
In his annual state of the nation address, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev outlined several goals for the Russian government over the next year. Several of these plans were in direct contradiction to the policies of now Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, including reducing the Russian economy's dependence on government owned enterprises.
Nov 10, 2009
We should all take the time mourn for the losses that Fort Hood experienced last week and take a moment to reflect on what has led to the crisis. Our sympathies go out to those who lost loved ones and for all the wounded.
Nov 5, 2009
As this year's elections are drawing to a close several Republicans are talking about the rebound of the Republican party and, as GOP Chairman Michael S. Steele calls it, the Republican "renaissance." Just one question: how is a party that has been out of the White House for one year on the rebound?