Advancing America’s Public Transportation System: High-Speed Rail in the USA

When it was first announced that the US was going to work on high-speed rail in the US over the next 6 years, I was very excited! Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), I am very familiar with the value of public transportation. I often rode a bus to and from school. As I […]

Should We Have Seen This Coming?

While history is made everyday, in the 2010 United States midterm elections, there was at least a bit of foreshadowing. During these elections, the net gain/loss of house seats was the highest it has been since 1938 – when FDR was President. Much of the ink printed around the midterm elections was focused on the […]

Are We Missing Something?

In following up on what I was talking about yesterday, Rachel Maddow had a small bit on her show tonight talking about all of the different parts of the Middle East that are experiencing seemingly revolutionary events. I think it’s quite amazing just how many different countries are going through similar unrest. I can’t imagine […]

Same News, Different Perspective

The 2011 trade deadline for the National Hockey League (NHL) is nearing and with that, the propensity to move players from team-to-team has increased. Late last week, there was a particular trade that sent one player, Mike Fisher, from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators in exchange for a couple of draft picks. While […]

Keith Olbermann joins ‘Independent’ News at Current TV

Earlier today, Keith Olbermann made his choice to join CurrentTV. Just about every news agency in the world has an opinion on this story and without a doubt, they are going to spin it every which way. The ‘facts’ of this story are that Olbermann has decided to join Current TV. He has also been […]

Egypt – Taking a Closer Look

Yesterday I wrote about how some of the things happening in Egypt are not necessarily new occurrences. These things that we’re seeing happen have happened before (some say in Tunisia). I argued that what is happening in Egypt is something that has been playing out in history in different ways for quite some time. Today, I’d […]

News Today — Gone Tomorrow

With the recent developments in Egypt, it has made me stop and think about what’s going on in the world today. I’m not well steeped in history nor am I particularly interested in knowing who did what to whom and when. However, I do find it interesting to reflect back on some of the more […]

Where on the Internet is Jeremiah Stanghini?

[Author’s Note: This post was updated on April 6th, 2011, to add/remove sites that I frequent on the Internet.] [Author’s Note #2: This post was updated again on June 14th, 2011, to reflect that I am now on Twitter.] I am by no means Carmen Sandiego, but I thought it’d be helpful to do a post about the […]