Pearl Harbor Plus 74 Years

Today’s remembrance feels a bit different since I realize that my birth is further away from today than the attack on Pearl Harbor was from my birth. In truth, it changes nothing, but the realization somehow makes it seem not so far away and long ago. For years the black-and-white films of the era made it seem of another time, but that difference no longer seems as stark to me. Then again, I could just be getting older and more maudlin. George Washington brings us the following well aged wisdom: Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention,….

Socially Insecure? Yes, We Are.

Does one pay the piper anymore? It seems as though someone’s been forgetting to: Social Security paid out nearly $71 billion more to retirees and other beneficiaries than it collected in tax revenue in 2013. This is the fourth straight year the retirement and disability programs are running cash-flow deficits, as highlighted in today’s trustee report. Deficits are only growing worse. The trustees project $80 billion in deficits in 2014, which will more than double before the end of the decade. At $110 billion in average annual deficits throughout the next decade, the combined programs are facing more than a….

Superheroes Please Apply

Bill Whittle speaks to just how wrong the idea that “it takes a village” really is. Anybody got a shovel?