The turmoil in long-term care insurance continues. In recent years, a number of insurers raised premiums substantially on existing policies or exited the market. A year ago, it appeared things would stabilize after the shakeout, but a new round of premium hikes and policy changes is taking place.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has been postponed from July 1 until Jan. 1, 2016. This is good news in many ways for both those with assets they wish to internationalize as well as for the dollar and the U.S. banking system itself, but in many ways the damage has already been done.
Government’s interjection into the ongoing debate about what constitutes “real” media took another turn this week, when advocates for a nonprofit seeking to assert its 1st Amendment protections appealed to overturn a lower court’s narrow interpretation of what constitutes journalism.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has solicited for the purchase of.40-caliber submachine guns with 30-round magazines and a number of other high-dollar bells and whistles and capable of firing two round bursts or as semi-auto.
The global warmists intend to fundamentally alter human society at the behest of a man who actually thinks he alone has a special insight into the inner workings of the universe. The People’s Temple worked the same way. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.
The Supreme Court’s recent decision on prayer at government meetings reminds me that Supreme Court “season” is upon us. And for the next two months or so, we can expect to see the court decide on a variety of cases that can have profound impacts on the lives of citizens and non-citizens alike.
It is now established orthodoxy that not only must the homosexual lifestyle be “accepted” by all without question, but it must be glorified by all as well. The sports and entertainment media jumped the shark with Michael Sam’s celebrated kiss televised for all to see after learning he was drafted by an NFL team.
I seriously doubt that Vanity Fair magazine gave the cover of its most recent edition to Monica Lewinsky in an effort — as some suggested — to damage the Presidential candidacy of soon-to-be-crowned 2016 Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton.
In several eastern Ukrainian towns over the past week, the military opened fire on its own citizens. Dozens may have been killed in the violence. Although the U.S. government generally condemns a country’s use of military force against its own population, especially if they are unarmed protesters, this time the U.S. Administration blamed the victims. […]
Identity theft isn’t making the headlines it did a few years ago. Yet it’s still a problem. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that annually about 9 million Americans have their identities stolen, and this costs consumers about $5 billion.