There is a unique opportunity before us with today's technologies to make the entry points and pathways to knowledge, learning and opportunity accessible to many more young people. It's a question of will.
I know it's hard for many people to believe, but instead of just trimming the rate of increase in the federal budget, the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts set to hit on March 1 would actually result in less spending by Uncle Sam.
Janet Sims-Wood, 67, is like millions of other seniors still working in order to make ends meet. For the part-time librarian, the recession put a huge dent in her savings, so she expects she'll have to work as long as her health allows.