Over the past few years, Afghanistan went from “The Good War” to “The Forgotten War.” Now it is once again in the spotlight. Afghans wonder uneasily what awaits them. Meanwhile, an agreement is ratified that will allow 10,000 US troops will stay in the country after the end of the US combat mission.
No statistical contortion can hide the growing divide between the 1 percent and everyone else. In modern times, things have never been better for America’s wealthiest. They sit comfortably atop a staggeringly unequal nation. However we define income, the richest Americans are getting much more than their fair share.
About a dozen buildings in Ferguson, Mo., burned overnight and police fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said the rioting was “much worse” than disturbances which erupted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9.