“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous,” George Washington once said. Unfortunately, too many of the people we elect lack this essential.
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a joint press conference to discuss the common issues of their respective administrations. In his opening statements, the President extolled upon the virtues of his close relationship with Merkel.
Facebook will soon roll out a new feature: facial-recognition software to identify users in photos. Facebook users currently have to manually “tag” photos, identifying friends by name through a point-and-click system. The new software will aid in the “tagging” process.
In a Tuesday speech on economic policy, 2012 Presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty took President Barack Obama to task. The former Minnesota Governor chose Obama’s hometown, Chicago, for his first speech as an official candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.
Much has been made about Sarah Palin’s comment that American hero Paul Revere “warned the British that they weren’t going to be taking away our arms,” with many in the media deriding the comment as inaccurate.
The Board of Directors at Goshen College, a private, pacifistic liberal arts college in Indiana, asked President James E. Brenneman to find an alternative to playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sporting events.
Don’t think of it as an Internet sales tax — just think of Senator Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) Main Street Fairness Act as an attempt to collect the back taxes he says you already owe. Durbin claims the Act is not a new tax.
The falling dollar and President Barack Obama’s foolish energy policies — restricting domestic oil drilling both on shore and off and using the tax code to drive his “green” agenda — have forced up the price of a gallon of gas. Higher gas prices are costing families a couple of hundred dollars more each month.
The Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Austan D. Goolsbee, will leave his post this summer. Goolsbee plans to return to his position as a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.