Tag Archives: Washington DC

Where Our Money is Going

Wealthiest

FoxBusiness published some information today based on recent figures from the Census Bureau. Stunning information abounds in the first few slides. The top three cities in the United States for per capita income are in the Washington D.C. area. The top three! The wealthiest group of people in our country do not reside in Hollywood, […]

Constipated Politics

By Carol Spears

Watching the rotisserie of new candidates be feasted upon by the media is endlessly frustrating. The over analysis of comments, the search for errors in ideas, the constant anticipation of miscues, these are all irrelevant to the issue at hand. We are trying to select a President, not identify who is the most perfect. On […]

Entitlements

Poverty

When we hear the term entitlement, many of us automatically think of welfare and government checks. We have an image of people living in delapidated housing, drinking too much and buying cupcakes with their unearned money. This may be representative of a small percentage of those receiving government help, but we are fools if we […]

We Must Find the Balance

Capital Building

More and more we are a country run by extremists. We flop from Democratic to Republican leaders every few elections and the two parties are becoming more extreme every year. Part of this is driven by the media, requiring something to be┬átitillating before they will report it. The sensationalism drives us to a place where […]

What have we done to ourselves?

Making Value

All of my adult life I have watched the steady progression of manufacturing jobs moving out of the country. Two of the most damaging moves have been NAFTA and free trade with China. American workers were simply sold out, they argued a bit but eventually forgot about it. Politicians this last generation stopped thinking about […]

Changes Ahead For No Child Left Behind

Dr. Steve Brotherton

“After years of frustration with the federal No Child Left Behind law, local educators are optimistic that recently proposed changes could lead to a more accurate assessment of student achievement and district quality. President Barack Obama announced the changes during a Sept. 23 speech at the White House. The changes would allow states to apply […]