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During America’s economic downturn, the financial challenges give us the opportunity to reform the criminal justice system and do some much-needed rehabilitation. And the logical option for initiating this reform? Education.
The CBC provides a prime template for increasing the number of African Americans, and those supporting the interests of minority communities, in state legislatures.
The latest bizarre love affair between some Republicans and Tea Party conservatives is with the idea of a wholesale government shutdown, something we haven’t seen or heard since 1995.
Most polls and pre-November political observers agree that Republicans are geared to make significant gains during the upcoming Congressional midterms.
What throws egg on the face of this particular departure is the timing and environment. With unemployment stuck at 9.5% - not even mentioning that additional 10% that’s either underemployed or totally off the rolls – White House officials are placed in a niggling dilemma of stretched truths and magnificent spin, working that balancing act between keeping it real … but, not keeping it too real for fear of making markets and Main Street nervous. Hence, it’s not your everyday I’m-just-burned-out-ready-to-go resignation cooking on the political grill like everyone else in D.C. There’s too much happening, too much distressing data dropped a bit too conveniently for seasoned observers to casually assume a coincidence.