In the last month Tunisia and then Egypt fell under the weight of political dissent and the wireless revolution. Just as revolt spread across Eastern Europe 20 years ago, political unrest is a contagion in greater Arabia and has now infected Bahrain and Libya. Neither is as politically significant as Egypt, yet both carry far more weight when it comes to the world’s most important resource — oil. Read this article to learn what the unrest means to oil prices…
In protest of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal, a total of 14 Democratic legislators have fled the state, many teachers have abandoned their classrooms and tens of thousands of Americans have convened at the State House, with some people even sleeping inside the building.
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.
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.
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.