I blamed Joe Lieberman, but that's just me.
In the end, some empires are defeated militarily, while others just sort of whimper away in decay.
Chances are that your city's tap water, which is inspected several times daily, is at least as pure (and often more so) than the pricey stuff.
The American prison population quadrupled in just the last 25 years.
The cost of maintaining each soldier in this faraway land is roughly a million dollars a year.
Football uses its combatants like Kleenex, then discards them with hardly a thought.