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Seven states are set to raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1, which could give President Barack Obama the momentum he needs to increase the Federal minimum.
*How to keep your new year’s resolution. Forget willpower, the experts say. It doesn’t work. (How many of us have learned that lesson how many times?) Instead, try punishments and rewards. Give yourself an extra treat when you achieve a goal for a certain length of time. And a punishment, such as missing a favorite TV show, when you have one of those inevitable lapses. Plan all of this in advance. And most important of all, keep trying until you make that new behavior a habit.
As we reported yesterday, President Barack Obama is the 2010 “Most Admired Man In America,” according to a Gallup poll. He was followed, in order, by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former African President Nelson Mandela and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Interesting choices all, and they demonstrate one of two things. Either there is a dearth of people to admire, or the masses are clueless about who these people really are.
Here we are on the final day of 2010. It’s a time of reflection, as we look back on the past 12 months and look ahead to the next 12. Read on for more about the important events of 2010 and what’s in store for 2011…
Lawmakers in several states have plans to propose immigration laws that are similar to Arizona’s stringent policies.
President Barack Obama has praised NFL team owner Jeffrey Lurie for employing Michael Vick, who served an 18-month prison sentence for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring before returning to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The United States now has hundreds of military bases and tens of thousands of troops stationed around the globe. U.S. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that U.S. diplomats pressure foreign governments to do the bidding of U.S. corporatocracy, and threaten retaliation if they don’t comply.
This is a far cry from the type of foreign policy our Founders envisioned.
In a 1775 letter to Patrick Henry, George Washington expressed his views of American foreign policy.
While it is indeed a fool’s errand to encapsulate what many might describe as an annus horribilis, there were some bright spots on the calendar we’re all about to place in the circular file in the kitchen — and not just the cute puppy on the June page. Read on see how a year in review looks from Outside the Asylum…
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton are the most admired people in America, according to year-ending Gallup polls.