2009

FBI Director James Comey talked about the danger of law enforcement officials using their power irresponsibly nearly a decade ago in a speech to the Vera Institute of Justice.
You remember "Up," the 2009 Pixar charmer about an elderly widower who sails away in a house that can fly thanks to thousands
Four years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding hearings on another major climate initiative. And this time, people testifying in support of the pollution limits have significantly out-numbered detractors. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to be making as big of a splash in the media.
Courtesy of What's Trending, YouTube's famous Keyboard Cat pays a chill, musical tribute to Marty the cat -- the inspiration
The numbers, part of a package analyzing 2009 tax returns that the IRS has just made available, reflect a grim picture of
Everyone here is impatient to know the outcome of the much-discussed, controversial Afghan elections, but two months have passed and still no one has a clue about the real situation.
Depending on the radio program, we're either about to become a communist or fascist nation (okay, sometimes both), all because of the suspiciously foreign-looking guy in the White House.
For the full 8.5 MB report, go to: Part of the 2009 growth is attributable to stimulus funding that began to flow to trail
The economy stunk. Corporations slashed jobs. And some firms, once juggernauts of American industry, simply ceased to exist
2009 was certainly not a year of triumphs for mankind nor human kindliness. The world economic crisis is neither diagnostically nor therapeutically on the way to a solution.
As 2009 draws to a close, the AP takes a look back at the major world news stories of the year. From the war in Afghanistan
12. Doing it, January 5th, 2009 by Ariel Levy: For those of us raised more-recently than the seventies, this is a fun little
Didn't the bankers and industrialists just ruin the global economy? What gives them the right to ruin the public schools?
The miraculous resurrection of Governor Jon Corzine in the crucial month of October has had a lot of people thinking the Democrat is running away with the thing. Not so.
Because there's no place for number bigotry in a free society and because I couldn't figure out which movie to drop -- to paraphrase Nigel from Spinal Tap -- this list goes to 11.
As this year comes to an end I find myself subconsciously and consciously taking inventory of myself. Just the other night it all began to come to the surface while sitting in a woman's circle.
Here are the five scandals, from Scott McInnis' damning voice mail to Gale Norton's questionable oil industry work, we thought deserved to be remembered as we enter a new year.
2009 come and gone May 2010 be more ripe for song. A difficult year for our nation and world Around us recession, war, strife
There is something very human, and certainly very American, about wanting to start anew. Hope still lives, idealism will not be crushed, the dream of a better America will not die.
After 2010, the Obama presidency, if history is any guide, will change substantially. It will become reactive, initiate few, if any, major pieces of legislation, and focus more on foreign policy.