A survey of 24 nations taken by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds high levels of interest in the U.S. presidential election and broad optimism that American foreign policy "will change for the better" after the inauguration of a new president next year.
In all but three nations, those polled express more faith in Obama than in McCain to "do the right thing regarding world affairs." They were essentially tied in the USA. In Pakistan and Jordan, neither inspires much confidence.
I've talked with a friend at work about a McCain-Powell ticket since 2000. Could it actually happen? How attractive would it really be?
While the City Paper is busy being Eric Crafton's tool on the issue of starting a petition to put an English Only referendum on the ballot (and the Tennessean coverage is just weak), the Nashville Scene's P.J. Tobia is actually blogging the controversy with a critical eye and actually keeping tabs on the opposition.
"Come on. They’re going to try to make me into a scary guy. They’re even trying to make Michelle into a scary person. Right? And so that drumbeat – we’re not sure if he’s patriotic or not, we’re not sure if he is too black. I don’t know, before I wasn’t black enough. Now he might be too black. We don’t know whether he’s going to socialize – well, who knows what.”
"I am appalled at the idea that the Tennessee Valley Authority is going back to nuclear power after the experience we had with it," Freeman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "Frankly, of all the places on Earth where nuclear power failed, it was here in the valley."
Tennesseans are reacting to the economic slowdown and rising gas prices by shifting the allocation of their financial resources to things that don't generate as much tax dollars for the state. While that sounds like bad news for state government, it's actually good news in that it will force the government to be more efficient and less expensive, two things that in the long run will benefit both the government and the taxpayers who fund it.
A year ago today, Gustavus "Gus" Puryear IV was nominated for a federal judgeship in Nashville and appeared headed to an easy confirmation.Now Puryear's confirmation seems unlikely. In addition to questions raised about his qualifications and actions as general counsel for Corrections Corporation of America, Puryear's fate is now caught in intense election-year battles between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate over lifetime judicial appointments.
You cannot have a serious debate with the Wall Street mentality, because the sky is falling, and if you dare question market inequities, then you get labeled as a xenophobic, Lou Dobbs clone. It's all hysteria and adhominems and unquestioned dogma.