When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. And when you’re piloting a lethal drone, everyone looks like a dangerous militant. That is, according to a former employee of the U.S. drone program. In a commentary published in Sunday’s The Guardian, former U.S. Air Force imagery analyst Heather Linebaugh offers a firs-hand account […]
Fast-food workers across the county have recently held a number of high profile protests to agitate for higher wages. These protests have been accompanied by efforts to increase the wages mandated by state and local minimum wage laws, as well as a renewed push in some States and localities to pass “living wage” laws. President […]
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to spend at least $50 million in an effort to embolden the campaigns of establishment Republicans running in primaries against more conservative GOP candidates leading up to the 2014 elections.
California residents are lining up to beat a new ban on unregistered shotguns and rifles, as a law that creates a State registry for long guns is set to go into effect at the start of the new year. The law, passed in 2011, basically treats all long guns sold after Jan. 1, 2014 as handguns.
A law signed by President George W. Bush is set to enter its final phase in a long-term plan by Congress to phase the simple incandescent light bulb out of existence. Starting in 2014, you won’t be able to legally get your hands on household 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent bulbs.
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In a case the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is calling the biggest instance of research fraud in more than 20 years, an Iowa State University researcher has admitted to lying about a breakthrough AIDS vaccine that, he falsely claimed, could utilize rabbit blood’s disease-fighting properties to cure human patients. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han was able […]
It is widely known that the FBI allows its informants to commit crimes as the agency uses the individuals for investigative purposes. But it might happen more often than most people think. According to a report, the FBI allowed at least 5,939 instances of law violations during 2012 and informants were allowed to break the […]
Mele Kalikimaka! For the sixth straight year, the first family hopped aboard Air Force One and got the heck out of Washington. White Christmas? “Bah humbug,” they say. They much prefer to have fun in the sun in Hawaii. Meanwhile, back on the mainland, we’re left to deal with the “gifts” the President has given us. Joy!