Marcella S. Kreiter
July 28, 2013
The frivolity of summer was slipping away: Fears were growing National Security Agency surveillance program was nipping away at civil liberties, unrest was roiling the black community following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and Republicans and Democrats were again sniping over the federal budget and debt ceiling.
July 21, 2013
Ever have the feeling someone's watching your every move?
July 07, 2013
Obamacare, the derisive name for President Obama's signature healthcare reform law, held promise for millions of Americans who have been unable to find affordable insurance coverage for various reasons, the most heartbreaking of which is that they're already sick.
June 30, 2013
Based on the rhetoric coming from some sectors, one would think immigration is a new concept in the United States, a position at odds with the centuries-old description of the country as a nation of immigrants.
June 23, 2013
CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Women in stretch pants who should know better, men with guts hanging over their belt buckles walking around shirtless -- we've all had that nasty thought: Look at that fat slob.
June 21, 2013
MOSCOW, June 21 (UPI) -- Election monitoring group Golos must register as a "foreign agent" even though it says it does not get any foreign funds, Russian officials said Friday.
June 16, 2013
The scenario is disturbingly familiar: a dictator, charges of atrocities, lack of cooperation with international investigators, a group seeking support from the international community to alleviate their suffering -- we've been here before, repeatedly.
June 09, 2013
Happy day may not yet be here but they're getting closer based on last week's unemployment statistics and recent real estate news.
May 26, 2013
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown appears to apply to U.S. President Barack Obama, a constitutional lawyer coming to grips with government policies that keep prisoners of war incarcerated without hope of release and executes U.S. nationals overseas without benefit of trial.
May 19, 2013
CHICAGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Choosing a restaurant used to be a simple decision: fancy or casual; Italian, Chinese or American; kids or no kids; friends or alone; pile into the car; go.
May 19, 2013
The biggest issue in the U.S. farm bill has little to do with agriculture and everything to do with partisan politics and the role of government in caring for the poor: food stamps.
May 05, 2013
CHICAGO, May 5 (UPI) -- I always seem to be on a diet -- some days more than others, admittedly. But I've always been stymied when it comes to how many calories I can consume without getting depressed at the next morning's weigh in.
May 05, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama says it's time to rethink the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, because its operation is a stain on the national psyche and diminishes that for which the United States stands.
April 21, 2013
The Federal Reserve may be saying encouraging things about the economy, the stock market may be setting records and employers say they're planning on hiring new college grads and summer workers, but millions of Americans have been out of work for at least six months and their prospects of finding new jobs don't seem to be getting any brighter.
April 07, 2013
Riddle me this: When is a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate not good news?