The first U.S. $20 gold piece was authorized by Congress 159 years ago this week. Exactly one year later, on March 12, 1850, the first of the famous “double eagles” was struck by the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. It contained .9676 ounce of gold, which was then valued at $20.67 an ounce.
March 15 is the infamous “Ides of March.” As you’ll remember from reading “Julius Caesar” in high school, Caesar ignored the soothsayer’s warnings to stay in bed that day. He was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate by a gang of 60 conspirators, led by Marcus Brutus (“Et tu, Brute?”) and Caius Cassius.
As the debate continues on legalizing and taxing marijuana in the climate of growing budget deficits, a Vanderbilt University Law School professor has said that although the proposal sounds simple, there are too many legal hurdles for it to work.
Joe Racalto, the chief of staff for former Representative Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), informed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office of his boss’s inappropriate behavior toward several unmarried male staffers in October of 2009, an unnamed source told The Washington Post last week.
After the recent round of primary elections in Texas some commentators have suggested that victories of fiscal conservatives are an indication of the growing strength of the Tea Party movement. However, others have cautioned that the claims may be overblown.
You heard the news and you bought the product. The promise of a liquid soap that can kill bacteria—99 percent of bacteria—was too good to pass up. Billions of consumer dollars later, and now experts say the claim is false. Read this article to learn the story on anti-bacterial cleaners…
Convulsions in infants and small children occur when plasma calcium (ionic form, calcium lactate) is decreased by 50 percent. Evidence is irritability and twitching, leading to convulsions and a trip […]
Seaweed extract may one day have the potential to treat the immune system cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a new report has suggested.
Representative Eric Massa (D-NY) announced last week that he will resign from his post amid an Ethics Committee inquiry into inappropriate remarks that he made to a male staffer during a wedding reception at the end of December.
In the face of immense pressure to resign his post, embattled New York Governor David Paterson has told reporters that he has no plans to quit, as he doesn’t think that he has "been accused of anything."
Former top George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove’s defense of his boss’ presidency has been facing criticism not only from Democrats, but also from Rove’s own party members.
Aside from an occasional public service announcement there is almost no mention of swine flu—or H1N1—in the media today. No more Kathleen Sebelius telling you to cough into your bent arm, no more government hucksters urging you get vaccinated. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the first outbreaks let’s look at what we’ve learned…
Local Tea Party movement leaders travelled to the nation’s capital last week to kick off the Take the Town Halls to Washington project at a press conference on Capitol Hill on March 9.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said last week that President Obama’s actions during his first State of the Union address were "very troubling," noting that the atmosphere surrounding the annual event has "degenerated to a political pep rally," according to media reports.
Results of a newly released study suggest that the antioxidant pycnogenol, a plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is capable of counteracting kidney damage caused by high blood pressure, decreasing urinary problems and improving blood flow to the kidneys.
As newborn babies, we are full of alkaline reserves and our metabolism moves smoothly and cleanly. When we die, we rapidly turn to acid waste. Alkalinity is health, longevity, and […]
Results of a recent study have suggested that non-traditional therapies are capable of significantly relieving pain among a range of hospitalized patients.
The percentage of American workers who said they have minimal retirement savings grew for the third consecutive year, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s (EBRI) annual Retirement Confidence Survey released on Tuesday.
*Solving the problems with the Post Office. I see that once again, someone has suggested that the Post Office solve its chronic budget deficits by closing shop on Saturdays. I’ve […]
Last week, Senator Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) objected to a unanimous consent request that unemployment benefits be extended another six more months at a cost of $10 billion. Read this article to learn why Geopolitical Editor Chip Wood thinks the heat Bunning took for his stand was unjustified and that Bunning is actually a taxpayer’s hero…
Tuesday was the first day that same-sex couples were allowed to marry in Washington, D.C., and opponents of the new law are already vowing to fight to overturn it.
Two former voter registration employees of the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) were among five Wisconsin residents charged March 8 with fraud relating to the 2008 presidential election.
In a potential reversal, advisors to President Obama are close to recommending that self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other co-conspirators be prosecuted in a military tribunal rather than in a civilian court in New York City, The Washington Post reported on Friday.