All Empires Crash Soon After They Reach Their Peak
Thomas Edison said, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” And because I love my country, I frequently criticize America’s shortcomings in the hopes of making her better.
But the truth is that the United States is not unusual … it is just like all other empires which have hit their peak and then quickly crashed.
We noted in 2008:
Political insider and veteran reporter Kevin Phillips [...]
By SARA MURRAY and CAROL E. LEE
CHICAGO—An improving job market is prompting Mitt Romney to scrap his emphasis on the unemployment rate and to focus on rising gas prices and government regulation as evidence that President Barack Obama has mismanaged the economy.
“With the economy looking like it’s getting a little better on the employment front, gasoline’s getting a lot worse,” Mr. Romney told a crowd at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Vernon Hills, [...]
Chicago (CNN) - With an increasingly insurmountable delegate lead over his Republican opponents and the wind at his back heading into Tuesday’s Illinois primary, Mitt Romney sought Monday to re-frame the presidential contest as a battle between himself and President Barack Obama over the future of the economy.
Speaking at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where Obama once served on the advisory board, Romney said the president has [...]
by Carl Herman
This is my paper for The Center of Process Studies’ conference, Money-Creation in a Finite World (free and open to the public, April 10-12, 2012; Claremont Colleges, CA):
Money and credit as public services for full-employment, optimal infrastructure, ending debt slavery:Epic proponents, related history of US government and corporate media, partnership for Occupy victory
It’s divided into these 11 parts for articles (links added with each new section):
Monetary and credit reform: full-employment, end of [...]
H. Scott Hoffmann (News & Record)
Photo Caption:“It made me feel like I’m somebody,” says former Marine Roland Eubanks, 86, about being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.
GREENSBORO — Roland Eubanks, Joseph Walker and the thousands of other African American Marines who trained at Montford Point in eastern North Carolina did double duty during World War II.
“We fought two wars,” Walker, who settled in Winston-Salem after the fighting, said in a 2004 oral [...]
No Beard Day
Before growing that beard in for winter, start with a clean slate. Or maybe you miss your chin and wonder what you look like without all that hair. If you’ve ever wanted to shave it all off, No Beard Day is the day to do it. The holiday is celebrated annually on Oct. 18 for no particular reason. Famous beardless actors who have a birthday today [...]