As our nation experiences an economic meltdown, those who brought it on are guaranteeing that it will get worse without massive government intervention. Yet they refuse to take the proper action that will solve the problem in the long run. Just the opposite, in fact.
As fate and fortune would have it, I arrived in Miami from Chile in time for one of the periodic fundraising drives for public television. Some things, it would appear, do not change. These events still feature cotton-candy personages gushing lovey-dovey messages about the glories and sanctities of public television, all the while hawking videos on the historic riches of Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice. Such videos are without doubt among the glories and sanctities of public television.
Anyone who tuned into one of the GOP candidate debates earlier this year would have experienced seeing the establishment candidates (McCain, Romney, Giuliani, and Huckabee) jabbing at each other over patently inconsequential matters.
The August 21 premiere of I.O.U.S.A. in select theaters across the country included not only the film itself but a live broadcast of a panel discussion arranged by the I.O.U.S.A. sponsors. Translating the marketing euphemisms used in the discussion, Americans should brace for two proposed solutions to our debt crisis: higher payroll taxes (disguised as "automatic savings") and rationed healthcare (part of a national budget).
“I think history will be very kind to Gorbachev.” That’s the opinion of 84-year-old ex-president George H.W. Bush concerning former Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev, as expressed recently to reporters at the Bushes’ luxurious Kennebunkport manor.