Judging by the way the U.S. government spends money, it is hard to believe that American citizens are two times more likely to identify as economically conservative than liberal. According to a recent Gallup poll, 46 percent of Americans consider themselves “total conservatives” on matters concerning economics.
Despite the complaints of women on campus, the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith is being forced to allow a 38-year-old male student to use women’s restrooms. The male student wishes to be known as Jennifer Braly and refers to himself as a person with “Gender Identity Disorder.”
Two female soldiers are suing the military, claiming that the restrictions on combat are unConstitutional. Women are not allowed to serve in units whose main task is frontline combat. Command Sgt. Maj. Jane Baldwin and Col. Ellen Haring believe the policy is a violation of the 5th Amendment.
Alex Kenjeev, a 2009 graduate of the University of Toronto, finished paying off his student loan — with cash. The law student carried $114,460 in a sack to Scotiabank. Kenjeev is happy to be out from under the debt, but he confesses he enjoyed the process more than the banks did.
In September, a public elementary school in Harlem will require students to learn Arabic. The New York City school PS 368 Hamilton Heights will require students in the 2nd grade through the 5th grade to study Arabic twice a week for 45 minutes.
Like him or not, Presidential candidate Ron Paul is one of the most iconic political figures of modern times. So it is fitting that his supporters are planning an event called Paul Festival 2012 at the Florida Fairgrounds in Tampa right before the Republican National Convention.
In a crazy turn of events, the word “lunatic” will be removed from Federal law. The Senators who co-sponsored the legislation believed the omission of the word was necessary in order to reflect the country’s current understanding of mental health issues.
Preppers who are serious about being prepared for anything when they grab their bug out bags may want to check out the Foldboat, a plastic rowboat that can be folded down small enough to be easily carried.
In a 13-1 vote, the City Council of Los Angeles decided to trash plastic bags. In doing so, Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to ban the pollutant. California cities San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach have passed similar ordinances.
When most Americans think of employees of the Food and Drug Administration, images of researchers, scientists and inspectors working to ensure that mass-produced food and medicines are fit for human consumption may come to mind. But for hundreds of American farmers who have been — often frighteningly literally — targeted by the FDA, the reality is very different.