Archive for: August 19, 2012

August 19, 2012

The U.S. Economy Could Recover Faster If Government Policies Changed

Recent monthly employment reports have confirmed that this is the slowest U.S. recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. Four years after the recession began, unemployment is still above 8 percent, more than three percentage points higher than it …

Obama’s Three Great Foot in Mouth Proclamations

In the 18th century the idea of stepping in something that was wholly undesirable became the catchphrase, “to put one’s foot in it.” Today it is the mark of a tactless statement made by just about anyone, but when done …

Are We “All In”?

Clint Hurdle, the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, likes to use the phrase “all in” to describe his dedication to the team. He moved his family from Colorado and settled in Pittsburgh, he’s active in the community, and he’s got …

Brazil fighting its own border war, says security expert

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,Immigration - 19 Aug 2012

Last week, Brazil began reinforcing its southern borders with about 9,000 more military troops as the fifth part of its war on criminal gangs, according to a U.S. security official who monitors South American organized crime.

The security source …