Articles by Brad Michael Negulescu

And thats a wrap on Fall Semester – thank God.

You would think that after a much needed two week hiatus from The Carroll News, someone with my superior intellect would come back with another ingenious column. However, I am completely swamped with school work so I will take this opportunity simply to vent about pretty much anything I want. Let’s begin with Christmas shall we? If I can even still call it that.

Does America have a healthcare crisis?

The short answer – no. Could our healthcare system use some serious tweaking? The answer is absolutely. But how do we make American healthcare better?

Turkey threatens invasion of Northern Iraq

The Kurdistan Workers Party, more commonly known as the PKK, killed 12 and injured 16 Turkish troops in terrorist attacks near the mountainous Iraqi boarder last Sunday.

Woman detained at Phoenix airport dies in custody

Forty-five-year-old wife and mother Carol Ann Gothaum died in a holding room of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after being arrested on charges of disturbing the peace.

Senate Democrats target Rush Limbaugh

Radio personality and strong conservative Rush Limbaugh has become the target of House Democrats for introducing a new resolution urging the House to condemn Limbaugh’s implication that members of the military who question the war in Iraq are “phony soldiers.” The push by Democrats comes after House and Senate Republicans directed some members of the…

Shouldn’t Congress have something better to do with its time?

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is no newcomer to controversy. However, the one he is involved in right now is fabricated. It is an attempt to assassinate his character by twisting and contorting his words to make him something he is not.

Its OK to be a conservative on a college campus

Let’s have a little fun and get controversial shall we -- I want to talk conservatism, and how it is OK to be a proud conservative on a college campus.

Racism plagues town in La.

Tensions have been erupting over the past few weeks over a high school fight in Jena, Louisiana that made its way into court, the conflict over which many argue has put racial turmoil again into the limelight in the United States.

Mahmoud comes to America

Making his third trip to the United States in as many years, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touched down in the country amid a wash of controversy.

Former anchor Dan Rather sues CBS for $70 million in damages

Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather filed a $70 million lawsuit against his former employer, CBS.

‘Don’t tase me, bro’

What was expected to be a routine question and answer session after a John Kerry speech, resulted in the tasering and arrest of one University of Florida student.

Hillary Clinton gives back $850,000 in tainted campaign contributions

New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is immersed in a financial scandal. Sen. Clinton will return $850,000 in campaign contributions raised by a major fund-raiser who has come under federal investigation on multiple fronts, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Petraeus Speaks

The senior American commander in Iraq, General David H. Petraeus, gave his Congressional testimony on September 10 and 11 amongst partisan uproars. He gave an assessment of the security in Iraq and gave his own recommendations that he recently laid out for his chain of command.

Japanese prime minister resigns

Shingo Abe had a difficult and short tenure as Japanese prime minister. Scandal, government mismanagement, and humiliating electoral defeats finally led to Abe’s resignation on Sept. 12, just under a year after taking office.

Hopkins Airport to Expand

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will undergo a significant expansion from Continental Airlines. The plans are accompanied by the anticipation of escalating profits, increased transit capacity, and a slew of new jobs that will bolster the Cleveland economy.

America Deserves Better

We were once united as a nation at war, however now, divisive politics have made this country more polarized than I have ever seen it.

O.J. Simpson Arrested for Armed Robbery

O.J. Simpson was arrested on Sunday and faces multiple charges in an alleged armed robbery of collectors involving the former football great and Hall of Famer’s sports memorabilia.

Iraq bombers detonate car with two children inside

Iraq insurgents detonated a car bomb with two children still sitting in the back seat last week. The children were used as decoys to get the car through a military checkpoint in Baghdad.

Central 9/11 leader confesses to attacks

Former Al-Qaeda big-wig Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to planning the September 11 attacks. Aside from the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also claimed responsibility for the planning, financing and training of others for terrorist attacks ranging from the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes.

Obama’s in for 2008 race

Illinois Senator Barack Obama officially announced his candidacy for president on Saturday. Obama went to his home state to make the announcement, according to The Associated Press.

Bush to send more aid abroad

President Bush is planning to ask Congress for $14.6 Billion in aid to go to Afghanistan. The primary goal of this money would be to help beef up the Afghan security forces before the annual spring uprising of the Taliban.

Severe weather rips through Florida

Last Friday, numerous tornadoes touched down just north of Orlando, killing dozens of unsuspecting residents in a matter of minutes.