Here are five signs the worst is over and we’re more likely slogging through a gradual recovery than entering the Great Recession, Part II. St. Pete Times.
When Dorothy and her friends enter the Land of Oz, The Wizard of Oz goes from black and white to color. Going to work in the ruins of the World Trade Center was the exact opposite, John Rigolini says. For more than a month, he left the colors of Manhattan behind for a gray hell.
Political Charleston, S.C. Post and Courier reporter Robert Behre recently interviewed Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and visited both her hometown of Bamberg and current home of Lexington. A similar report on Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen ran earlier and can be found at postandcourier.com
PRINCE WILLIAM, Va. — The overstepping of federal authorities into states’ rights has not just occurred under the current administration, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says. Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Those responsible for planning and executing the attacks on 9/11 present a danger to our nation, and it is inexcusable that they have not been brought to trial. I understand the wheels of justice move slowly, but when it comes to trying those responsible for 9/11, the wheels have ground to a halt. From The State in Columbia, S.C.
ATHENS, Ga. — When Mike Thurmond weighed the decision of whether to run for the U.S. Senate, he went to the Wisdom Tree. The gnarled oak on his family’s farm has been around for more than 100 years. It was a source of strength and refuge for a young Thurmond growing up a sharecropper’s son in the segregated South. Gwinnett Daily Post.
About 100 years ago, during the depths of the “progressive” era, the United States began an experiment: to take the right to elect U.S. senators away from state legislators and give that right to “the people.” The experiment, embodied in the 17th Amendment, has been a miserable failure. No serious analyst would say that the U.S. Senate is more responsive, more effective, more respectful of the American people, or more honest than it was 100 years ago. — This opinion piece, published in the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., was written by Ed Lynch , a professor of political science at Hollins University.