Americans’ actual household incomes have fallen more than twice as far during the post-recession “recovery” of the past four years than they fell during the recession itself. An American household is now, on average, bringing in about $2,400 per year less today than when the economic recovery started.
Last week, the Supreme Court announced its calendar of cases for the first two months of its next annual term beginning on the first Monday of October. Usually, the Court hears about 80 cases in a given year. Of the 45 the Justices have already selected for the coming year, there are a handful of standouts.
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The Honorable Jamilah Nasheed, Missouri’s State Senator representing District 5, was among the far-left lawmakers and pundits outraged in the extreme by last week’s silly little dustup involving a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair and a cartoonish mask of President Barack Obama. So she wrote a column about it, bemoaning the fact that […]
Writing a recent column for The Guardian, journalism professor and prominent Democrat Jeff Jarvis took President Barack Obama to task for betraying those who voted for him with unConstitutional policies. Jarvis’s column begins: What are you thinking, Mr President? Is this really the legacy you want for yourself: the chief executive who trampled rights, destroyed […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is inching closer to regulating the burgeoning electronic cigarette industry, with the latest indication coming in the form of talks with E-cig companies about potentially banning outright the online sale of the devices, even as their popularity continues to climb. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the […]
Since the revelations of confirmed National Security Agency spying in June, three different “investigations” have been announced. One by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), another by the Director of National Intelligence, Gen. James Clapper, and the third by the Senate Intelligence Committee, formally called the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The leader of a motorist advocacy group in Maryland is suing two municipalities for failing to provide information about how they authorized a speed limit change on a local road, and then hired a private company to operate a speed camera and collect ticket revenue from drivers.
House Democrats are demanding that the government’s ability to spy on American citizens be immediately throttled in the wake of ongoing reports of the National Security Agency’s unConstitutional collection of thousands of electronic communications between innocent Americans. They believe the executive branch is guilty of vast abuses of the surveillance power granted in the name of fighting terror.