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In the winter of 1813, the war with the British was not going well for the Americans. An alliance of British troops and Indians, led by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, had soundly defeated poorly led and inadequately trained Americans at every turn. British warships patrolled Lake Erie and harassed American interests in Pennsylvania and the Ohio Territory.
To turn the tide of the war, President James Madison appointed William Henry Harrison as Commander-in-Chief of the Northwest Army and Oliver Hazard Perry to deal with the British naval presence on Lake Erie.
An audit on the Justice Department unveiled more than $121 million in wasteful spending on conferences in 2008 and 2009, including $4,200 muffin purchases and $8.24 cups of coffee. Recently implemented rules require the Department to investigate incidences of wasteful spending at taxpayer expense.
The NAACP has evolved from righteously indignant to professionally indignant. And an indignant black community gives parasites like NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous a paycheck to rally indignation over the long-overdue execution of dangerous creatures like cop-killer Troy Anthony Davis.
In a move that might reverse the years of expanding when and how people are able to vote, State Legislatures that are under Republican control are looking to tighten the rules for the electoral process. The Republican leaders in those States say they are looking to change the voting rules in order to prevent fraud.
The Federal Reserve has reached back to the 1960’s trying to implement a policy that will lower interest rates to spark economic growth. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday to embark on what’s informally called “Operation Twist,” taking the unusual step of shifting $400 billion into longer-term bonds.
According to an Office of Inspector General audit, the American taxpayer has been supporting the lavish lifestyles of several key agencies within the government.
Tuesday marked an official end to the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, opening a new era in which gays are allowed to openly serve in the military.
How bad has it gotten for the White House’s resident Marxist? Even his hometown paper is suggesting he give up any thoughts of running for re-election.
Autumn is nearly here, and I am reminded of stock market crashes and one near plane crash. The September equinox marks the anniversary of when my Uncle Richard and I fell from the sky in his Cessna 172. I haven’t had such a close call since, yet I have a lot of anxiety these days — not about flying, but about the stock market.
Frequent video game players, or "gamers," may have been satisfied to hear about past studies which suggested that regularly sitting down to engage in marathon sessions in front of an Xbox or Playstation can enhance an individual's mental capacity.