The Obama administration is implementing tighter security measures at foreign airports that have direct flights to the U.S. out of concern that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Assistant Secretary of State Jim Drake ruled Wednesday there is enough evidence and uncontested allegations against Attorney General Tom Horne to merit a full-blown investigation into whether he has been using state resources and employees to campaign for reelection.
Chandler resident John Anderson has always had an appreciation for the Old West. It stems from his relation to a Los Angeles policeman named James Woodard, who happened to be friends with famous Western lawman Wyatt Earp.
More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
New labor statistics show that Arizona ranks next to last in its recovery of jobs lost in the Great Recession as it still struggles to dig out of the hole from the collapse of the construction industry.
In the beginning there was dirt — and roads that were mere afterthoughts of other East Valley cities. For the most part, they didn’t lead to much of anywhere, as they dustily meandered west toward South Mountain.
Recently, I finished reading a book entitled “Mark Twain on the Damned Human Race” (edited by Janet Smith). It is a compilation of articles penned when Twain was employed by various newspapers and weekly publications. One article of interest concerned Congress, which Twain described as “a splendid all around competency in theft. It starts with farthings, and works its industries all the way up to shiploads.”
"My computer is so slow it no longer runs programs, it walks them.” Funny? Sure, but if your computer is slower than molasses, it can be incredibly frustrating trying to get anything done. Many people believe that after a certain number of years, the computer just slows down and there is nothing you can do but replace it. In some cases, replacing an old, out-of-date computer with a newer, more powerful model makes economic sense, but many computers can be cleaned and have their useful life extended for much less than a new computer costs.
We celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday this month, unless we count from the year of the Constitution’s adoption. If so, then it’s a young 227 years old. Too young for a nation to die? Not according to history. We learn civilizations generally collapse within 200 years, so we can wonder if the USA is overdue to “tap out.”
Michele Wenhold waved goodbye to her son in 2004, watched him ride his bike off to school like every other day and about an hour later, she got a call that her perfectly healthy son had suddenly stopped breathing.
We know all about past financial histories of failed governments. Every government with a fiat currency, like America’s, has failed. The maximum lifespan of fiat currencies has been 43 years. In America, we became a fiat currency in 1971, when Nixon took us off the gold standard. We are now in our 43rd year.
This year’s Red, White and Boom event in Ahwatukee Foothills will feature more games and activities for kids, food and drinks for the whole family, live entertainment all night long and sky divers that will kick off the 30-minute fireworks show.