Daily Archives: January 5, 2010

An Uneasy Feeling

New York Times
By BOB HERBERT
Published: January 4, 2010

I’m starting the new year with the sinking feeling that important opportunities are slipping from the nation’s grasp. Our collective consciousness tends to obsess indiscriminately over one or two issues — the would-be bomber on the flight into Detroit, the Tiger Woods saga — while enormous problems that should be engaged get short shrift.

Staggering numbers of Americans are still unemployed and nearly a quarter of all homeowners owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Forget the false hope of modestly improving monthly job numbers. The real story right now is the entrenched suffering (with no end in sight) that has been inflicted on scores of millions of working Americans by the Great Recession and the misguided economic policies that preceded it. Continue reading

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The Tea Party Teens

New York Times
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: January 4, 2010

The United States opens this decade in a sour mood. First, Americans are anxious about the future. Sixty-one percent of Americans believe the country is in decline, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey. Only 27 percent feel confident that their children’s generation will be better off than they are.

Second, Americans have lost faith in their institutions. During the great moments of social reform, at least 60 percent of Americans trusted government to do the right thing most of the time. Now, only a quarter have that kind of trust. Continue reading

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South chilled by Arctic winds, record snow in East

By Bob L.     The way I see it!
Winter Cloud Snow Flake Clip ArtIcicles Clip ArtAnd now some are wanting you to believe that this is part of GLOBAL WARMING that is causing this cold and all these records of weather that has not been seen in over a hundred years.
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AP
By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bitter cold and snow sweeping into the eastern U.S were leaving part of New England under record snowfall and hitting Southerners with subfreezing temperatures that farmers fear could destroy crops.

The deep freeze was expected to last for at least the rest of the week. The National Weather Service said the mercury could fall below zero in St. Louis later this week for the first time since 1999. Continue reading

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