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There are 316 million people – men, women and children – living in the United States. Of that number, approximately 245 million are eligible to work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By the bureau’s most recent count, there are 155,559,000 people working at some kind of job – and, as new numbers […]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney really, really doesn’t want to talk about the various problems with the newly launched Obamacare insurance exchange website. The spokesman spent the bulk of a press briefing Tuesday dodging reporter questions, pleading ignorance, and referring reporters to the Department of Health and Human Services before ultimately bolting out of […]
During a speech this week in Houston rebuking Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joked that the President’s glitch-ridden healthcare exchange website seemed as if it was being run by the same people responsible for Nigerian email scams. “You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz […]
Sharpstown, a Houston suburb, tired of property crimes and inadequate police service in their community, so the Sharpstown Civic Association got together and entered into an agreement with private security firm SEAL Security Texas to patrol its streets. What do you think happened? Even though the SEAL patrols aren’t authorized to make traffic stops, they […]
This post, written by Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Cindy Cohn and policy analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the EFF on Oct. 22. The Senate is moving quickly on bills to reform many aspects of the NSA spying. Currently, the Judiciary Committee, which has favored privacy in the past, and the chairs of […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories. Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida used an image of a burning cross to spell “Tea Party” in a recent fundraising email. Source: The Weekly Standard… More than 90 percent of homes in […]
Barack Obama’s online health insurance exchange is falling apart. And while it may seem natural for glitches to be part of the initial rollout process, reports indicate that the Obamacare website is rife with problems that are much more serious than a few lines of errant computer code.
The Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation stood before his law enforcement peers Sunday and warned them that they were all in danger of losing their technological toys in the ongoing effort to spy on non-suspects and to create probable cause out of thin air.
A Portland, Ore.-based group of young American musicians — all of Asian descent — can’t give their band the name they’ve been fighting for since 2009. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected the name because of sensitivity concerns. These guys have been trying for four years, without success, to trademark the name “The Slants.”