New data from the United States Commerce Department reveals that the economy grew at a slower rate than experts had originally predicted for the fourth quarter of 2010.
President Barack Obama’s administration has announced that it will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which is a Federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman.
With a government shutdown looming if Congress and the President can’t agree on a budget by March 4, a majority of Americans are hoping that the two political parties can meet in the middle.
Today, I’m continuing a two-part series on the Top 10 lies and half-truths about urban survival. The point isn’t to convince people living in rural areas to move into the city. It’s to get people, no matter where they live, to put a plan in place to increase their chances of surviving short-, medium- and long-term disasters right where they are.
Scenes like those playing out in Madison, Wis., with tens of thousands protesting efforts to reduce State budget deficits, may well soon come to your State capital. States are broke and their budgets are imperiled. Years of living beyond their means, of spending like there’s no tomorrow, of borrowing to fund profligacy and of providing obscene benefits to government workers have caught up with State finances.
Can you tell me about secure retirement avenues as far as pulling money out and buying gold. Won’t there be heavy tax penalties? Will it be worth it to pull it out now and pay the taxes or leave it and hope that things don’t crash before they are of age? Should we be buying gold and silver now while waiting on the 401K?
A study that was recently published in the journal Anticancer Research suggests that current recommendations for vitamin D intake — about 600 international units (IU), according to the National Institutes of Health — are inadequate to prevent cancer.
Watch the Great Eight, Ben Crystal’s irreverent and fearless take on the top news stories of the week. This week Simulated Space Travel, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gaddafi The Evil Villain and more!
The people of Egypt forced their president to resign. They were angry because Hosni Mubarak couldn’t get the economy to grow, ignored or punished those who opposed him, defied court rulings that said his edicts were unconstitutional, exploited class differences, and tried to curb or control communications, including the Internet.
I’ve heard a lot of rumors about President Barack Obama’s “secret objectives.” Most of them I dismiss as utter bunk. But if one of them is bankrupting the country that has been so good to him, he has a chance to be the first President in our history to do it. Read this article to learn about Obama’s budget…
The advocacy group Human Rights Watch has released a report that criticizes the United States for its weak or nonexistent laws on paid leave for new parents.
There are few things about which history is unanimous. Land wars in Asia, for example… always a bad idea. Paper money falls into this category. Paper money always fails and wipes out the people who depend on it.
The growing political chaos in Libya has caused oil prices to spike and has raised concerns about further inflation in the United States.
A sweeping immigration reform bill in Arizona has passed a critical procedural vote and will move to the Senate floor. According to media reports, an Arizona Senate committee approved a sweeping bill on Feb. 22 that would deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Researchers from the University of Calgary have recently published a paper in the British Medical Journal which supports previous advice that drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation may be good for heart health.
Last weekend, I posted a link on Facebook to a report in The Washington Post about the Wisconsin Democrats’ cowardly — and enormously unproductive — bail jump to a bar in Illinois. The attendant discussion started in the usual manner: Fun and friendly digs at Democrats, followed by comical and calm-headed retorts to Republicans. And then all hell broke loose. Read this article to learn the significance of American political discourse…
Rahm Emanuel has been elected to succeed longtime Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, accruing enough votes on Feb. 22 to avoid a run-off election in April.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States. During the depths of the Great Depression, Roosevelt’s New Deal, inaccurately credited with rescuing the nation’s economy, threw open the United States Treasury in an outpouring of feel-good, make-work programs which would have put even John Maynard Keynes (not to mention FDR’s pal Papa Joe Stalin) to shame.
Reports out of Wisconsin indicate that physicians are defrauding the State — and therefore the taxpayers — by issuing fake medical excuses to teachers to give them cover for their “sickout” protests over the governor’s proposals to combat the State’s budget shortfall.
During her husband’s first term as President, First Lady Michelle Obama has advocated for healthier diets and more active lifestyles among Americans. However, some critics have argued that the President’s spouse is not heeding her own advice.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law that will outlaw smoking in the city’s parks, beaches, boardwalks and other public locations.