Todays Uptake

Starting Today's Uptake for Sept 19, 2022 on a HAPPY note. Some say money can't buy you love. Others say you can't buy happiness. So just what makes most people happy? Dr. Waldinger, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University, has run the longest scientific study on happiness ever conducted.

The Happiness Study


For those that remember the Keith Olbermann show on MSNBC from March 2003 to January 2011, he's back on iHeart Radio with a very similar show. Olbermann's show never minced words and goes straight to the gut.

3 Steps To Stop Trump Today


In this article from The New York Times, David Leonhardt tackles threats to democracy -- and how this one is different.

‘A Crisis Coming’: The Twin Threats to American Democracy

The United States has experienced deep political turmoil several times before over the past century. The Great Depression caused Americans to doubt the country’s economic system. World War II and the Cold War presented threats from global totalitarian movements. The 1960s and ’70s were marred by assassinations, riots, a losing war and a disgraced president.

These earlier periods were each more alarming in some ways than anything that has happened in the United States recently. Yet during each of those previous times of tumult, the basic dynamics of American democracy held firm. Candidates who won the most votes were able to take power and attempt to address the country’s problems.

The current period is different. As a result, the United States today finds itself in a situation with little historical precedent. American democracy is facing two distinct threats, which together represent the most serious challenge to the country’s governing ideals in decades.

Continue reading at The New York Times


For those wishing a better understanding of the economy and causes of the current inflationary period this is one of the better takes.

Chris Hayes speaks with author Matthew Klein about inflation, supply chain changes and economic recovery efforts.

Unpacking what's going on with the economy with Matthew Klein

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jenningsRobert Jennings is co-publisher of with his wife Marie T Russell. He attended the University of Florida, Southern Technical Institute, and the University of Central Florida with studies in real estate, urban development, finance, architectural engineering, and elementary education. He was a member of the US Marine Corps and The US Army having commanded a field artillery battery in Germany. He worked in real estate finance, construction and development for 25 years before starting in 1996.

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