Uruguay is on the verge of legalizing marijuana as a new law is working its way to the final stages of consideration by the Uruguayan Senate. The Senate is expected to approve the legislation today and forward it to the President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, for his final signature. Show More Summary
Sarah, get your gun! In a brilliant move, Sportsman Channel has tabbed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to host a new series beginning in the spring (April). Amazing America with Sarah Palin will air weekly and focus on the outdoors, including hunting, shooting, and fishing. Show More Summary
Life and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century America Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com I’m a voracious reader of American fiction and I’ve noticed something odd in recent years. This country has been eternally “at war” and you just wouldn’t know that -- a small amount of veteran’s fiction aside -- from the novels that are generally published. Show More Summary
Fund flows reflected 2013 as it was — a year of galactic stock-market gains and lots of fretting over the Federal Reserve. In an illustrative Bank of America Merrill Lynch chart of 2013?s activity this morning, the first trend shows up as a modest move into U.S. equity funds and a bigger one into ascendant [...]
Part 38 of 38 in the series Educating America By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org When Allie Schnacky, 13, was cast as Pippi Longstocking in a play, her public elementary school wouldn’t allow her to be absent as often as she needed to perform. Her parents pulled her from the school and enrolled her in...
Today, nearly 4.4 million people in America have families, own homes and have even started their own businesses. They are pursuing the American Dream with one exception -- they cannot vote. Felony conviction laws are blocking them from the ballot box. Show More Summary
London-based Karni and Saul blend beautiful compositing with peculiar creatures inspired by laser-cut wood in this music video for The Staves’ Winter Trees. For more woodcut-goodness, check out Nando Costa’s The New America and the work of Huntergatherer. Show More Summary
We start with some bone-standard Republican cruelty: Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a “disservice” to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday. “I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they’re paid for,” the Kentucky Republican said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If you extend it beyond that, you do [...]
Last week I shared just a few of the many things I’ll miss about living in the UK when we move back to America. But as Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.” So what do I miss about the U.S.? Family and friends Pretty obvious. But...Show More Summary
Journalist/lawyer Glenn Greenwald, with observations on the leadership of America's corporate law firms, from his early days as a BigLaw associate: There's a huge dichotomy between people who grow up with alienation, which, for me, was...Show More Summary
It turns out 21% of working-age adults are rich for at least a year by the time they turn 60. That proportion has more than doubled since 1979, and it's an income group the AP calls America's fastest-growing, based on take-home pay. Made up largely of older professionals, working married...
Wind Energy For A Cleaner America II; Wind Energy’s Growing Benefits for our Environment and our Health Jordan Schneider, Tony Dutzik, Rob Sargent, Fall 2013 (Frontier Group and Environment America Research and Policy Center via Environment...Show More Summary
The Broad Medical Research Program, which funds innovative early-stage research into inflammatory bowel disease, will merge with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the two organizations announced today.
PlayStation 4 has counted for 10 per cent of all Twitch streaming since the console launched in North America on 15th November. 20 million minutes of PS4 footage have been broadcast across Twitch and Ustream in that time, Sony reported today via the EU PlayStation blog. Show More Summary
Apple is continuing to see improved iPhone 5s supplies ahead of the holidays, with shipping estimates from the online Apple Store now ranging from one to three days for all carriers, colors, and capacities in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. Show More Summary
Hello from the new Nufarm headquarters for North America in Alsip, IL. This beautiful logo mosaic greets you at the door. It is the work of the mother of Tom Lyons, Exec. VP, Operations. I’m here today with other ag … Continue readi...
What’s a football game in America without tailgating? In early February, we will find out. When Super Bowl XLVIII comes to MetLife Stadium in northern New Jersey, there will be no brats abraising, no kegs aspewing, no fun ahaving. There will be only sad people crammed into their cars, quietly quaffing suds and munching snacks. […]
Three of the richest healthcare insurance companies in America are reluctant to join the state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." One expert said their minimal participation will contribute to making the Obamacare plan in the exchanges essentially the same low quality as Medicaid.
ByAlbert Alfonso: 2013 has been a good year for ConocoPhillips (COP). The stock has been on a tear, up about 20% since its July lows. However, ConocoPhillips now seems to have landed into a seasonal rough patch, thanks mostly to lower WTI prices. Show More Summary
Everything is political. And the race card is an integral part of those politics.