Political pundits seem to agree that the past couple of weeks haven't been kind to the Obama administration.
High unemployment, the paycheck-to-paycheck population of the area, and the increasing incidence of spousal abuse, teen pregnancy and drug use still dominate daily life.
There are two broad measurements of happiness: first, the ups and downs of daily emotions, and second, an individual's overall evaluation of life.
For all intents and purposes, Glass is a technological extension of the human body - or so Google would have us believe.
In the village where we stayed, we heard stories of a "fishing commune" nearby. That description demanded that we investigate.
But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.
On May 8 and 9, 1945, the world celebrated the end of the Second World War. Since then, Victory in Europe Day has been celebrated by scores of countries.
"A true metal master, he gave energy and excitement to millions, and will continue to."