Pressure builds for presidential campaign

This year's presidential campaign season is reaching a fever pitch as President Obama and Mitt Romney continue to ramp up their attack strategies. Obama continues to criticize Romney as a crooked capitalist and a friend of the wealthy, using his influence with Bain Capital and big business to make millions at the expense of the middle class. Romney, for his part, has responded by criticizing just about everything there is to the Obama administration, from taxes and jobs to foreign policy, border security, education and social issues.
 


Fairness irrelevant to Penn State penalties

Last month the NCAA announced unprecedented sanctions against Penn State and the Nittany Lions, including a $60 million fine and a 4-year postseason ban in response to the child sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.  
 


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?
 


Issue in the shadows

The last few weeks, gay rights have stolen the stage as the key social issue facing this country.  While the Supreme Court has heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition Eight, conservative states have attacked a separate social issue.  With changing views on gay rights, conservatives have begun looking elsewhere to advance their political agenda.  Since the election, Republicans have tried to find a conservative solution to a changing demographic.  Many have suggested a more moderate stance on social issues could be the answer, but red states continue to stick to their socially conservative core.
 


Americans have a right to know

Over 30 years ago, President Nixon changed the way the people of the United States view the government. It became apparent that the word of a government official isn't always trustworthy. In the 1970s, this was a disgrace and the people didn't stand for it.  The media exposed the Watergate Scandal and those involved were ashamed. Nixon was impeached, and ultimately resigned from office.
In the 1990s, President Clinton faced allegations of a sex scandal in the White House. Accused of an affair with a White House intern, he told the country a lie that forever stained his career. Although a bill of impeachment was brought before Congress, it never passed, and Clinton remained in office until the end of his term.
Despite the obvious immorality of the lie he told, Clinton's reputation remained in good shape with many Americans. They stood behind the idea that his sexual relationships were none of the public's business.
 


No, I won’t be “eatin’ mor chickn”

Bellevue's new Chick-fil-A is currently under construction, just a mile or so from where I live (as the crow flies). There's been much excitement building ever since the news broke several months ago. People really like their chicken, and apparently there's real demand for fried chicken sandwiches served six days a week.
 


International student orders take out, best pizza in his life

In the U.S., people like to get their food by take out from restaurants.
The best restaurant I have eaten in is Domino's restaurant.
The restaurant has many kinds of food on the menu, for example, wings, pizza, pasta, and cheese bread. Yesterday, I had a delicious pizza from Domino's restaurant.
The pizza was the best one I ever had in my life.
 


Omaha takes cycling from recreation to transportation

Omaha has a growing cycling community and the city is well on its way to making its streets safer for cyclists. Omaha has the potential to be a bike-friendly city.