A researcher at the University of Missouri (MU) found that the stress of complying with Federal welfare program requirements can put a strain on families, inadvertently having a negative effect on the families’ children. Associate Professor Colleen Heflin at MU’s Truman School of Public Affairs studied the cognitive scores of children whose families receive assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). She found that 3-year-old children whose families were on TANF had much lower cognitive scores than children not on the program.
The mainstream media’s love-to-hate relationship with Sarah Palin rages on, as they dissect the recently released emails from her time as Alaska’s Governor. The sheer number of emails, more than 24,000, was supposed to offer an unheard-of glimpse into the intricacies of her time as Governor.
A year and a half ago, President Barack Obama had no kind words for Wall Street. However, as he enters his re-election campaign, the President begins by courting the very people he called “fat cats.”
Many in the mainstream media were eagerly anticipating the release of Sarah Palin’s emails, hoping to find some scrap of embarrassing information on the former Governor of Alaska. However, the 24,199 emails largely showed Palin as a pragmatic leader focused on her State.
Claims for unemployment benefits in the United States continue to rise, perhaps indicating that the government has not done enough to lift the country out of the recession.
In a recent column on the Forbes website, contributor Larry Bell wrote about the danger posed to the 2nd Amendment by a treaty proposed by the United Nations.
Research shows that human breast milk has many health benefits, including immune-boosting and antibacterial qualities. In theory, mass-producing human breast milk sounds like a good thing. A group of Chinese scientists wants to test that theory.
The Barack Obama Administration’s Acting Solicitor General was recently in court to defend the healthcare overhaul law. The main question at the heart of the debate was whether the mandate that everyone in the United States purchase health insurance is permissible by the Constitution.
Sycophants unite — it turns out that sucking up to the boss can be healthy. A study recently published in the Journal of Management Studies is likely to be re-tweeted by bosses everywhere, as researchers found that ingratiating yourself to your employers (also known as “sucking up”) can have benefits for both your career and your mental health.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the newly appointed chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, spent the first four weeks in office committing gaffe after political gaffe. Thus far, Democrats are standing by her. The consensus seems to be that Wasserman Schultz has simply had a rocky start. Republicans are less forgiving, though, enjoying many a laugh at the chairwoman’s expense.