The combination of fractious politics and a dismal economic outlook blunts the enthusiasm of even the most cheerfully patriotic soul.
But Obama inherits from George W. Bush a nation that remains pessimistic about the current state of affairs.
Only 20 percent of adults say they are satisfied with the direction of the country...
From the time of the nation' founding, immigration has been crucial to the United States' growth and also a periodic source of conflict.
While supply-side catechism insists that lower taxes are a growth tonic, the theory also argues that if you want less of something, tax it more ...
... only half a percent of all wars fought between 1816 and 1946 ended without a victor, according to the Correlates of War, an academic project that codes war outcomes.
There were high-profile resignations after the information on donors became public, including those of the Los Angeles Film Festival's director and the artistic director of the California Musical Theater.
But following in Jeralyn's footsteps , I will discuss what I believe are realistic electoral maps for the likely nominee, Barack Obama and for Hillary Clinton.内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-234991-1.html