Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) endorsed Ninth District Congressional Candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde today, citing her commitment to helping society’s most vulnerable.
“Joan believes in finding solutions to our nation’s problems, because she is results-oriented,” Ryan
said. “She has worked within her community to help those who are struggling – to positively impact
people’s lives. Her willingness to bridge differences and bring people together has made... Read the full story »
I’ve been ranting about the need for genuine community policing here and elsewhere as a major stride toward restoring trust between police and minority communities–which is one of the important steps we can take toward solving and even preventing crime in those neighborhoods. How can police expect the cooperation of local communities when they are feared as much or almost as much as the gangs?
An article in the August 18 New York Review of Books by UN Ambassador Samantha Power titled... Read the full story »
You know the economy is getting better when the pessimists’ theories on economic doom have been so wrong for so long they have to start recycling the old ones.
Right after the crisis a wave of mortgage “re-sets” was supposed to cause a double dip recession. The idea was that many of the mortgages taken out in the housing boom, particularly interest-only mortgages, had to re-set at higher interest rates or require principal payments, which would eat up workers’ meager earnings,... Read the full story »