Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, saying that the economy is still floundering and hinting that another round of Federal Reserve action is on the horizon.
President Barack Obama has harped on the benefits of higher education during his Presidency; but according to a new survey, fewer and fewer people see the advantage of a college education. About one in four people said that attending college is not worth the money.
Wednesday will mark an important moment for anyone who has come to question the shady operations and perceived benefit to American economic policy of the Federal Reserve in the past few years because of Representative Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) crusade against the central bank.
The city of Sanford, Fla., might pay homage to Trayvon Martin by placing a memorial in the city. City officials removed memorial items from outside the subdivision where the 17-year-old teen was shot by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26. Residents complained that the makeshift memorial was an eyesore.
A Florida man was shot dead by deputies of the Lake County Sherriff’s Department at 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they failed to identify themselves as police officers and banged on the door of his apartment. The officers were pursuing an alleged attempted murderer when they knocked on the apartment door.
A teacher’s aide in Iowa lost her job after insisting that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be read by students because the book is racist. Naiya Galloway first became upset when the Ku Klux Klan was mentioned during a history discussion. Later, she dissed the Mark Twain classic.
Federal officials are increasingly citing the need for acronym-laden Internet bills for everything from protecting children, national defense and copyright to preventing corporations from preying on Internet users. And while the stated intentions may sound reasonable, the ways in which Federal and law enforcement officials are already using the Internet suggest ulterior motives.
City officials in Phoenix arrived at the conclusion that Michael Salman was putting people’s lives in jeopardy by conducting a Bible study at his home. He was found guilty of 67 building code violations and sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years of probation.
For years, young people in America have been told that if they fail to get a good college education, they will miss out on many of the opportunities given to their more-educated peers. There’s another thing they may be missing out on: about $1 trillion in Federal student loan debt.
It’s common practice in many small towns for a restaurant to offer a discount to the church crowd. Bring a bulletin; get a cheap lunch. Even Chick-fil-A has been known to get in on the action. But that all might change if a man in Pennsylvania gets his way.