President Obama will be there, former President George W. Bush will be there, as will former New York City (NYC) Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But the 90,000 police officers, firefighters and civilian volunteers, who fought to save the lives of the innocent victims, have been denied access to the site on this historic day.
Imagine that instead of racing to raise that "D" in Calculus by the end of the quarter, you're trying to get a country out of billions of dollars of debt, attempting to solve conflicts in the Middle East, facing constant criticism and, on top of that, trying to raise a family.
Up to this point, no president has openly declared himself to be Muslim, Jewish, Mormon or Buddhist. But in the 2012 presidential race, two candidates have openly declared themselves as Mormons and have the potential to break the religious cycle.
The U.S. Supreme Court is very good at its job. And as unfortunate as it may be, this means that Americans will occasionally be disappointed, if not outraged, by certain rulings. The most recent example of such a situation occurred this past Wednesday, when the court ruled that the First Amendment protected the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) members' right to lead anti-gay protests at military funerals.
The abrupt end of Ben Ali's 23-year rule is being called the first Middle East revolution since 1979. Although the end result of these events is unclear, its implications are nonetheless fascinating and crucial to watch.
The race is over and Congress has had an extreme makeover. Now that they have considerably more power, the GOP says they will not compromise on the issues - but until they do, the country will be in a vicious stalemate which will benefit no one.
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