On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point Levee in southeast Missouri. The goal was to relieve rising flood waters in parts of southern Illinois. The breach has already lowered water levels in some parts.
The death of Osama bin Laden has raised a number of significant questions. In the near decade since 9/11, the U.S. re-wrote laws to aid in the investigation, interrogation and prosecution of suspected terrorists.
Deciding whether or not a country is advancing often comes down to a numbers game. Gross domestic product, or GDP, is the typical measure by which we track a nation’s economic progress or failure. But many argue that measure falls short of the mark.