As I was explaining this blog concept to a friend at lunch today, it hit me that I have not done any news summer-ies in a very long time. Shame on me! So, here you go news hungry college students!
The election is getting close.
The debate last week coupled with various other campaign events have caused the gap between Romney and Obama supporters to further shrink. Romney has been visiting and campaigning in various swing states over the past couple of days and a CNN/ORC International poll released today revealed that the President only has a four-point lead on his opponent in the crucial battle state of Ohio. Mark Shields, a famous and witty PBS reporter, spoke at a Medill lecture today that I attended, and he pointed out that Romney’s main challenge in the upcoming weeks is make undecided voters separate their personal like of the President from their opinion on his policies. Will he succeed? The upcoming debates will tell.
“Light at the end of the tunnel” for Greece.
Is there a silver lining in Greece’s future? Angela Merkel seems to think so. The German Chancellor visited the country for the first time since the beginning of its financial meltdown in 2009 and addressed a crowd alongside Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. While Merkel and Germany represent a positive step in Greece’s current economic problems, she faces some resistance and resent from Greek citizens as they credit the country’s tough cutbacks to her influence. Greece’s government is about to vote on approximately €13.5 billion worth of new austerity measures, so Merkel’s six-hour visit comes at a very appropriate time.
The newest national holiday: Election Day.
Many grassroots initiatives are trying to get Election Day to become a national holiday. The national movement broadly defined as #takebacktuesday is sweeping the nation, and with good reason! Here is GOOD’s interesting write-up and call to action on the issue. (Sidenote: start reading GOOD. It’s pretty good.)
Cabbies are the modern day Good Samaritans.
It seems like I am not the only person in the world who has had a kind cab driver. Las Vegas taxi driver Adam Woldemariam found $221,510 in cash in a laptop case left by a client. Instead of taking the money, he did the honorable thing and turned it into his cab company’s security office. The cash’s owner won all of his money earlier in the week at the Wynn Casino, and upon reclaiming his prize gave a $2,000 tip to Woldemariam. Miracles do happen!
Well kids, that sums it up! I AM BACK AND BLOGGING, SO KEEP STAYING TUNED IN AND SPREAD THE WORD!