Congress launches US into war

Two ships passed in the night in the past week. More than 400,000 people marched in New York to dramatize the ecological disaster already upon us in advance of the UN climate summit, and millions more marched across the globe. A couple of hundred miles away, Congress voted to authorize… Continued

Scotland votes on independence

For 300 years, Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Now there is a strong movement within Scotland that calls for independence. This movement believes that Scotland has given more within the union than it receives and it is better off… Continued

NFL should not punish Rice, the courts should

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is under fire for allegedly covering up or inadequately responding to acts of domestic violence committed by the League’s hired hands. The uproar began with his two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for allegedly assaulting his then fiancee, which was deemed… Continued

Rise of US dollar could prove viable

The U.S. dollar has appreciated by about 6 percent against major currencies, such as the euro and the yen, in the last two months. This comes on the heels of being beaten and pronounced undervalued by markets participants for the last six years. In fact, there are signs that the… Continued