And in hindsight, we're glad we haven't invested a lot of time in the thousands of emails from Sarah Palin's time as governor of Alaska (beyond a post that said the emails would be released and another on the day they were about the news media's rush to read them).
The Employment Act of 1946 committed the government to getting unemployed Americans back to work. It was amended in 1978 by the Humphrey-Hawkins Act which set a goal of 3 percent unemployment. Some believe this promise has yet to be fulfilled but isn't unattainable.
L. Randall Wray is an economics professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Paul Delaney, a former reporter and editor at the New York Times
When I heard the historic announcement from Times Square the other day, that America's top newspaper had named a woman as executive editor, my thoughts drifted back to the 1972-1981 decade at the paper, and the words of Dickens — almost cliche nowadays — seemed apt: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."