American Pharoah Emerges the Winner of the 141st Kentucky Derby

This past Saturday was an exhilarating time for equine enthusiasts around the United States and even, for some, international aficionados. Perhaps the shortest actual sporting event in the wild world of sports, the highly groomed and trained horses race the Kentucky Derby for only a mere two minutes. Excited and devoted fans flock to Louisville, […]


A (Good? Bad?) Deal with Iran… Can Anyone Agree?

Last Thursday, March 30, a momentous tentative agreement was forged between two nations with a long drawn-out history of mistrust and animosity. The United States and Iran, after almost two years of negotiations and debate sat together over a period of eight days in Lausanne, Switzerland, to hash out a possible plan for moving forward […]


Drones Coming to the Sky Near You

When you imagine the future, what does it look like? Do drones hover over football games to telecast the action direct to your wireless devices, deliver Dominoes to your door at half-time, and monitor the post-game traffic from the sky above the stadium? If your vision of the future features drones, then the future is […]

Isis fighters, pictured on a militant website verified by AP.

ISIL: A Mounting Crisis in the Middle East

It is not possible to read the news lately without encountering an article about ISIL. They are stories of death, war, and humanitarian disaster halfway around the world, yet they directly involve the United States. On September 10, President Obama spoke to the nation about the importance of confronting ISIL. Last week, Congress approved training […]


Gaza / Israel – The World Watches as the Conflict Flares… Again

A series of very unfortunate events… four young boys of both Jewish/Israel and Arab/Palestinian origin brutally murdered… sparking simmering tempers on both sides of a very thin and tempestuous figurative and literal line between Israel and Gaza. While the region has enjoyed a relatively quiet period since 2012, tensions escalated again last week leading up […]


And They’re Off!

Saturday was an exciting day for horse racing enthusiasts. Horses took to the track to run the Belmont Stakes, the final race of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Each spring, three-year-old horses race in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Sitting high atop their shoulders, urging them on, their jockey’s […]


The Wait for a VA Doctor

Monday is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor American servicemen and women, to remember servicemen and women who have lost their lives, and to appreciate the sacrifices of both those who serve and their families. This year, the message of Memorial Day shares headlines with an ironic partner: officials working at several Veteran’s […]


Recalled: Toyota’s Expensive Mistakes

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $1.2 billion (that is not a typo—it’s billion with a b) fine against carmaker Toyota. The Department of Justice imposed the fine after investigating how Toyota handled the 2009 recall of 8.1 million cars. Watch an excerpt of the news conference where Attorney General Holder announces the decision […]


The Cost of a Traffic Jam

Americans, especially those who live and work in cities, are used to traffic jams. A traffic stand-still during rush hour is part of the commute. So when is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? When the traffic jam is at the center of a political scandal that threatens the political life of a governor, […]


Ringing in the New Year

What do these lyrics remind you of? “Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?” Do the lyrics bring images of balls dropping at midnight on New Year’s Eve and people celebrating the start of a new year? Auld Lang Syne was a Scottish […]

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