For those of us who have allowed even the smallest amount of modern technological convenience to be a part of day to day life, privacy is dead. Pretty soon, the lack of privacy will be strikingly evident not just in the technological realm, but also as you run everyday errands.
The Senate version of an agreement to end the Federal government shutdown includes a concession to appease unions whose nonplussed leaders became more critical of the Affordable Care Act — a piece of legislation they once ardently supported — in the run-up to its Oct. 1 implementation.
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NPR may have had its reasons for putting together this grid explaining how the Nation’s $16.8 trillion is divvied up – it’s featured in a story that begins “If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its debts” – but anyone who approaches the infographic with an […]
In its effort to make a point over the shutdown, the Federal government has blockaded national parks and monuments throughout the United States. The gesture has been widely received by the public as an irrational and immature effort to inconvenience Americans into putting pressure on politicians to raise the Nation’s debt ceiling. A new report […]
J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), is asking the White House to give Federal workers a major break during the government shutdown by declaring the Congressional impasse a National emergency. In a letter to President Barack Obama late last week, Cox asked the President to declare the shutdown an […]
Conservatives are no longer the only ones angry about Obamacare. See the post here. HT: Weasel Zippers
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
A young married couple recently told me they’re trying to figure out how to make less money so they can qualify for a subsidy in order to make the Affordable Care Act “affordable” for them. Around the same time, and half a continent away, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story that reveals many middle-class Americans are awakening to the same dilemma.
In the years since President Barack Obama initially rode his message of “hope” and “change” into the Oval Office, the American public has had the opportunity to see what the President’s idealistic vision of American liberalism looks like in practice. That could be why the Nation is experiencing a shift in public opinion toward conservatism in all 50 U.S. States.