Over the last two weeks, Western nations have announced a layered sanctions plan to deal with Putin's aggression in the Ukraine. The layering, Western leaders advised, will be commensurate with Putin's future moves.
The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school that Father Scott finally got his driver's license.
I voted for Bill Clinton in 1992. Then I watched him force Navy Seals into Sensitivity Training and send them from Iraq to Bosnia on a bunch of pocket wars that made no damned sense at all. I watched a brave man’s body dragged through the street in Somalia.
The H1B visa program that allows US employers to import foreign skilled workers on a temporary basis has long been the center of considerable controversy. Its stated purpose is to provide workers with specific skills that can't be recruited from the American workforce.
The culture wars, issues dealing with women's rights, LGBT rights and race have dominated US politics for the past 40 years. The social movements of the 60s brought about major shifts in the traditionally dominant culture.