City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.
The chances are good that a true economic recovery is underway in the United States, according to David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times. And whether it’s President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney who wins the election, he’ll be able to take credit for that improvement.
One big caveat to the economic recovery though, Leonhardt says, is the impending “fiscal cliff” – $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect on Jan. 1, unless Congress does something.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.