It is now mostly a horrendous national memory, but there was a time when the United States had not only practices, but also laws, that supported slavery (before 1865) and de jure (by law) as well as de facto
Pulse of the Heartland
Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its bulletin on employment status and educational attainment.
“O tempora o mores.” This was the opening sentence in Cicero’s commentary on the condition of the Roman Empire about the time that Julius Caesar was assassinated. Literally, it means, “Oh, the times!
Well, here we are, two days after Christmas and fattened by turkey or ham or both. Tomorrow we’ll start that diet that we’ve been talking about. And, we still have 363 shopping days before next Christmas.
Twenty young children shot to death. Six adults killed. Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn.
It was just a tiny entry on the Yahoo! news page on Tuesday, barely 10 lines long. For the first time in history, China filed more applications for patents (526,412) than did the U.S. (503,582).
Assuming that we’re still around after Dec. 21, the date when the Mayan calendar runs out, we’ll be only eleven days away from falling over the fiscal cliff. This means that, starting on Jan.