Fifty years ago this year in a speech to Congress, President John F. Kennedy proposed ".a national mental health program to assist in the inauguration of a wholly new emphasis and approach to care for the mentally ill.
President Barack Obama had a dinner date Wednesday night (March 6) with a dozen of his worst enemies, thus proving that the governmental stalemate in Washington, D.C., is driving him to unusual acts of political creativity - or desperation.
Shortly after the Republican gains in 2010, a tea party-backed senator was telling me his legislative goals, starting with a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget that would limit spending to 18 percent of gross domestic product.
The Dow hits 5,000 for the first time. Tom Hanks wins the Oscar for "Forrest Gump." Pete Sampras wins his third straight Wimbledon title. And Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton clash over when to balance the budget.
General belt-tightening, followed by more belt-tightening with sequestration, is forcing the nation's multibillion-dollar nuclear weapons complex to realize that the free-spending days of the Cold War are over.