It appears that a large percentage of American adults had not been paying attention when the Constitution was taught to them in school. Or perhaps they just never received a civics lesson.
Category: Domestic Issues
On this day 20 years ago, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. After exchanging gunfire with responding police officers, the pair subsequently committed suicide. In addition […]
On this day in 1995, a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures 680 others; among the dead were 19 children from the building’s day care center. It remains the deadliest home-grown terror attack in US history, and was the most lethal […]
Notwithstanding the tragedy’s role in the labor movement and increased worker-safety progress through unionization, regulation and research, more than half the remaining East and West Coast garment factories in the US violate wage and hour laws; north of 90 percent have workplace health and safety problems serious enough to lead to severe injuries or death.
This is a tale of traveling woe, for sure. It’s also much more than that. My fiancé was flying out from Boston, connecting in Newark, then home to me in Indiana. She arrived extra early to accommodate the potential backup getting through TSA due to the government shutdown. She was also traveling with our new […]
But all is not a bed of roses in the land of the Dems. With less than two months to go before the next Congress is sworn in, we still don’t know who the new Speaker of the House will be. That’s because there’s a growing insurgency among some of the freshman class and a few incumbents to oust Nancy Pelosi from her leadership perch. -Peter Fagen