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Every recent poll agrees, American optimism is dying.
When asked if “life for our children’s generation will be better than it has been for us. 76 percent said they do not have such confidence. Only 21 percent did. That was the worst ever recorded in the poll; in 2001, 49 percent were confident and 43 percent not.
And it’s not confined to one group either. The rich are as down as the poor, women are as down as men, blacks are as down as whites. Young people are only slightly less depressed than the old.
The gloom goes beyond wealth, gender, race, region, age and ideology. This fractious nation is united by one thing: lost faith in the United States. The Wall Street Journal says, the torrent of bad news the media is feeding us 24/7 producing a widespread sense that the world is falling apart.
Police are still investigating a home invasion over the weekend in Williamsport.The unamned couple was sleeping on downstairs couches when two men broke in carrying guns and demanding cash and other items from the two. They were tied up and the men got away with money and cellphones. Williamsport police are not saying whether or not they believe the robbery was random or not. No one arrests have been made.
There appears to be no end in sight to a teacher strike in Columbia County.
Teachers in the Millville Area School District held a rally last night.
The teachers joined concerned parents and students at a school board meeting that took over the entire high school library. WBRE says, The school board president told the crowd that extra curricular activities will continue during the strike. Some parents are furious that the teachers can strike until October 1st, calling on both sides to come together and reach an agreement in the best interest of the students.