Does media coverage focus too much on gunmen responsible?

Jack the Ripper: a legend wrapped in grizzly true events, which led to the deaths of at least five women.
No guns were involved, just senseless brutality in which even the police were taunted with letters and bits of body parts.
 The papers gave him massive coverage, and any paper in England not covering him at the time would have been considered behind.
 


Another year of change

The end is near.


The president’s spending spree

Disagreement is an understatement.  How else do I characterize my thoughts on a second Obama term than deeply, deeply troubled?
 


U.S. education different than China

The education systems of China and the United States of America are completely different.


Omaha made the right choice

Last Tuesday, while the rest of the nation was watching the president's State of the Union address, the city of Omaha headed to the voting booths to decide whether Mayor Jim Suttle should stay in office.  The final tally was very close - a margin of just two percent decided he should keep his job. There's a lesson there: if you don't think your vote counts, think again.


Life in Omaha everything and nothing exchange student imagined it would be

Studying in the U.S. seemed like on impossible dream to me. I thought I never would visit it. It was in my imagination to come. The dream that I wanted is now real. Arriving here, I met people and that was a good thing for me. The most attractive thing to me is the culture, such as how people deal with you, what behavior Americans don't like, and what popular foods are. I have seen in America all these things.


Apocalypse Snow

We all saw it coming.  Icy road conditions, subzero temperatures and dangerous wind chills were predicted for the start of the week. By Monday, it was clear that travel the next day would be difficult at best. By 9 p.m., every primary and secondary school and some colleges in the Omaha area had canceled school for Tuesday, and many daycares shut down in anticipation of dangerous road conditions.


The end of empires

In 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, the world celebrated the birth of a new order. For nearly 70 years, the Soviet Union dominated half of Europe and spread the ideology of totalitarian communism throughout the world. Its empire extended across the world, influencing governments through its military and diplomatic power in Africa, Asia and Central America.