Next week, former Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter will become Colorado’s 41st Governor. Although Ritter pledged to reform higher education, it remains to be seen if he will provide the assurance sought by a journalism student in Ritter’s University of Denver debate with Congressman Bob Beauprez. Writing in National Review Online, Greg A. Pollowitz reports she asked, “What is the government going to do to make sure I can get a job?” Regrettably, the candidates gave lengthy answers instead of responding simply, “Change your major.”
A random, wistful comment by one of the nation’s most successful movie comedians helps illuminate the least noted of all the Ten Commandments – and should suggest some worthy New Year’s resolutions for the rest of us.
It's a little early to be dismissing anybody as a possible 2006 Democratic presidential nominee, but at the risk of looking silly a year from now, I want to go on record as saying that, having brooded about it a while, I think Barack Obama is a flash in the pan.
Quotes addressing topics currently in the news . . .
President Bush may be tempted to believe that cutting a Social Security deal with a Democratic Congress -- even if it requires a tax increase -- would improve his current standing as well as his long-term legacy. If so, he is wrong on both counts.
The Wright vignette illustrates the fierce, unbending will of al-Qaida's most committed cadres. And demonstrates why they remain a threat.
I can't imagine the first time that phrase was uttered by someone, and I can't help but think that it may have been as far back as Biblical times. Perhaps two young men were talking about running and one said he was faster than the other and the other one mentioned the now famous quote "Do you want to bet?" Look at what's happened since then!
Many so-called financial experts, who want to sell investment products, see charities as irresistible suckers. Charities have cash and don't possess investment moxie.
For most of us, Christmas is a time of great joy, a warm and wonderful family celebration of the birth of our Savior. As we ponder the scene at the manger, however, I doubt many of us think about the impact that starry night had on those who were there.
If Alan Mulally, Ford's CEO, is looking for fresh words to inspirit his troubled company -- words to replace "The Way Forward," which rang hollow as Ford slid further backward -- he might try: "Lay off the cheeseburgers, America -- you're killing yourself, which is your business, but you're also killing Ford, which is my business."
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