With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.
With recent North Korean nuclear advances, the U.S. has joined the United Nations in enforcing stricter sanctions on the totalitarian state. However, greater economic action must be taken by the U.S. to address the serious humanitarian crises that affect North Korea and the rest of the world.
Newspaper sales have taken a one-two punch in recent years, first from the Internet and then from the widespread availability of tablets and other mobile technology. Local newspapers have been hit especially hard, as many don't have the resources to develop quality web sites and mobile apps. Many are wondering if this could be the death of local news as we know it, and I'm here to tell you it is.
President Obama's announcement to stop deporting certain illegal immigrants has unleashed an intense debate across the country. A Bloomberg poll found that Americans favor his policy change two to one. Although my opinions on President Obama tend to be moderate, the president's willingness to make ethical progress on immigration has elicited my support.
The end is near.
Perhaps some might remember when Nebraska finally ended its use of the electric chair for the death penalty in 2008, but the movement to abolish the death penalty in the state has been a far quieter force.