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While much has been made about the debt ceiling compromise, a number of economic experts are not convinced that it will do much to fix America’s financial woes.
A Federal judge ruled that the Kansas statute that prevented groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Federal funding was unConstitutional.
If you took a pen and piece of paper and charted all the varying opinions about Henry Kissinger’s role as a mover and shaker of international events, you’d have a splotchy map that would include a continent labeled “Evil Genius,” an island tagged “War Criminal” and an archipelago marked as the “Isle of Foresight.” Talk about a controversial bureaucrat. Kissinger’s carefully plotted maneuverings of the United States’ dealings with other countries during his time in the 20th century as head of the State Department has inspired reverence, censure, admiration, disapproval… There is little agreement on whether his influence has helped the U.S. or hurt our international standing.
Representative Gabby Giffords made a miraculous recovery and retook her place among her colleagues in a remarkably short span, and Democratic mouthpiece Chris Matthews celebrated her return to the House floor by resurrecting the rhetoric of “conservatives = terrorists.”
Congress approved a last-minute deal to raise the U.S. debt limit and avoid a catastrophic, technical debt default. With the debt deal now in place, can we expect a recovery rally in the weeks ahead and hope that everything will be just fine again? What is needed to improve things in the long run?
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed a bill that will raise the debt ceiling.
A series of new North Dakota laws took effect on Aug. 1, including more permissible gun-rights legislation. The new law will allow most employees to bring a gun to work as long as it is kept in their vehicle.
What really worries me about our future is the unknown that might jump up and bite us. Things that are not only unpredictable but are counter to anything we might expect. Essayist and practitioner of mathematical finance Nassim Nicholas Taleb has a term for unpredictable events: “Black Swans.”
Two lawsuits were recently filed in Illinois that challenged State laws that prohibit carrying firearms outside the home, according to The Wall Street Journal.