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.
Republicans are committed to the belief that the only way out of the economic crisis is through austerity for the people. Clearly many Democrats as well buy into this profits-before-people policy.
Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!
As President Barack Obama is sworn in, we should take this moment to consider how our country must achieve a common vision for America.
Making smartphones abroad that could be made here is not so smart.
If we are to believe the leaks on the deal being cut for the fiscal cliff, it appears that Obama's agenda was narrow-restore fiscal sanity by upping the tax rates on very high earners.
In the early aftermath of World War II, the Truman administration was hell bent on reversing U.S. foreign policy from wartime cooperation to unrestrained hostility.
The media is absorbed now with trying to decide how close President Obama and House Republicans are to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.
Machinists at Caterpillar voted to accept the company's contract offer, which included the same give backs as the one they rejected some four months ago.