Illinois is teetering on bankruptcy and other states are not far behind, largely due to unfunded pension liabilities; but there are solutions.
There are two ways to look at historic disasters. The one sees them as plots of evil persons, the other as acts of folly.
There was a time when organized labour was widely and regularly accused of greed and social irresponsibility when campaigning for more equitable wages. Today we see fortunes bestowed on the managers of capital without anything like the same measure of censure.
On Monday 10th July, a ruling was handed down by London's High Court, which should, in a sane world, exclude the UK government ever again judging other nations' leaders' human rights records or passing judgement on their possession or use of weapons.
A year ago the UK voted to leave the EU after a stupid, unnecessary referendum. Not only that, but it has emerged that the Brexit campaign was funded by some secretive and dodgy deals.
The whole thing could have been a huge practical joke, if it had not been real. All of Israel was taken in. Left, right and center. All the newspapers and TV networks, without exception.
The law is indeed trickier than a snake, and can slip under obstacles and slither away into the undergrowth. It leaves in its wake tattered truth and battered justice
Perhaps, at last, justice may have a chance, one which might set a precedent and also deter any politician or leader from embarking on the "supreme international crime", ever again. Here's fervently hoping.
What do you do if you're the victim of injustice against major institutions, walled up behind teams of legal eagles whose expertise focuses first and foremost on closing ranks and damage limitations?
Western media and Democratic Party politicians have made a major campaign accusing Russia of "meddling" in the U.S. election. The following are major problems with the "anti-Russia" theme, starting with the lack of clear evidence.