Archive for February, 2011
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.