New York City is one of the safest big cities in the world but that statement does little good for the Oquendo family this week. On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 the Oquendo family found out that their son who had been missing since October was dead.
Not so long ago, CNN conducted a poll asking American consumers whether or not they felt oil companies were overcharging them for gasoline. The correct answer is obviously yes, but you might be surprised to learn that 2% of the people surveyed felt that they weren’t paying too much for gasoline.
With the talks already ongoing to try and avert a government shutdown in the face of another debt ceiling crisis, I have decided to look at the broader question of whether it is genuinely possible to have an actual dialogue, on any subject, given the current political atmosphere.
We have all been seeing for years now the arguments put forward by some that President Barack Obama was ineligible to run for President because he was not a "natural born citizen" as his father was from Kenya.
A few years ago I was asked to give a short talk on the subject of Roe v. Wade. As I have always been interested in the Supreme Court and the individuals who have served on it, I readily agreed. Knowing how controversial that particular decision was, I decided to try a little experiment.
One of these days, and soon, we are going to have to retire Daniel Patrick Moynihan's famous quip about everyone being entitled to their own opinion, because the truth is most people think they are entitled to their own facts as well.