Independence Day is just a week away, and political language, especially that of the election year back and forth, is awash with patriotic memes. George Washington, our Nation’s first President, warned Americans “to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.”
Reports of how many small-town law enforcement agencies have now become armed to the teeth with military-grade weaponry make it certain that an unarmed sheriff like Andy Taylor would not make a believable character today.
The Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Arizona immigration law has one representative referring to Obama as “an emperor.” Representative Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.) wants answers from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
A new survey conducted by Bankrate.com shows that only 25 percent of Americans have saved six months of expenses. And 28 percent have no savings at all. The data reveal the dire reality for many underemployed and unemployed Americans.
The Transportation Security Administration caused quite a ruckus in the Big Apple over the weekend. TSA failed to screen countless travelers at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A metal detector was unplugged.
A local resident will pay part of the bill for President Barack Obama’s trip to Durham, N.H. The town of Durham could not afford the security costs of the President’s visit. City officials refused to cover the costs. The Obama campaign also refused.
An elementary school in Tacoma, Wash., is feeling the heat after it banned students from wearing sunscreen. Two sisters were severely burned at an all-day school function. One of the sisters suffers from a form of albinism.
The Supreme Court has rejected three out of four parts of the Arizona immigration law. The only part not struck down is the section that allows law enforcement to perform immigration checks if the officer has “reasonable suspicion” that a person is in the country illegally.
Summer days used to consist of popsicles, hopscotch and drawing on the sidewalk. But if a homeowner’s association (HOA) in Denver gets its way, sidewalk art will be a thing of the past. The HOA known as Innovations and Courtyard Traditions at Stapleton has temporarily banned any drawing that might hinder the enjoyment of shared spaces.
In an attempt to lower crime and raise government revenue, Uruguay is planning on legalizing marijuana. If the proposal passes, the Uruguay government would oversee the growth and distribution of the $75 million business.