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An Election or a National Government?

Taking time off from the crisis in the Labour Party, let's turn our attention to the Tories and their position after Thursday's referendum. Emerging from his bolthole this morning, George Osborne tried to strike an assured, calming note in front of the world's TV cameras. Show More Summary

Will Alberta’s Last-Ditch Effort to Save the Caribou Be Enough?

When the Alberta government released its draft plan to save the province’s dwindling caribou populations from local extinction earlier this month, it was heralded as a major step forward — but big questions remain. The biggest one: after...Show More Summary

Utah Is Enforcing Its Ban On Porn With 'URL', The First Porn-Sniffing Dog! Yes, Really!

Utah sure is one interesting place. The Beehive state has previously declared pornography a "public health hazard," and now the government is seeing to it that they do something about it by sniffing out all that porn in their state — with a porn-sniffing dog! Related: California Proposes Law That Would Require Porn Actors To Wear Condoms! URL [...]

Setting The Record Straight On Norwegian Air And The US-EU Open Skies Agreement

Expanding global connectivity through aviation only succeeds when the playing field is level and the rules are both universally understood and scrupulously enforced. That was the core principle behind our government's negotiation of an amended air services agreement with the European Union (EU), known as the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement (ATA). Show More Summary

HEH: Crazy Right-Wing Supreme Court Rejects Reasonable Government Regulations….

HEH: Crazy Right-Wing Supreme Court Rejects Reasonable Government Regulations.

L.A. County supervisors adopt $28.7-billion budget, adding more than 1,000 positions

Los Angeles County supervisors voted unanimously Monday to adopt a $28.7-billion budget for the fiscal year that begins on Friday, an increase of about $500 million that adds more than 1,000 positions to the government workforce. Many of those jobs are in the Department of Children and Family Services,...

Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi Set to Release New Report on Terrorist Attack and Our Government’s Failures.

Accuracy in Media’s Citizens Commission on Benghazi will be releasing new findings on Wednesday June 29 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The press release on this event is below: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITIZENS’ COMMISSION ON BENGHAZI TO RELEASE NEW FINDINGS Bethesda, MD, June 27, 2016 – Hillary Clinton’s and the Obama administration’s […]

“Frack Master” suit is a sign of bezzle shrinkage

The U.S. SEC says Chris Faulkner inflated his shale-oil company’s prospects, then blew $80 mln of investors’ money on dodgy expenses. Hard times tend to reveal bad boom-era behavior. The oil patch’s lax governance makes it an obvious place for regulators to hunt for culprits.

Brexit And The Revenge Of The BRICS

Are they celebrating Brexit in Moscow and Beijing? Perhaps not too loudly. Just as we were all watching to see which of the BRICS governments would collapse first, the U.K. just jumped off the cliff. Who looks unstable now? This may be the turning point in a story that begins to lead back to the BRICS, or at least to some of them.

Islamic State bombings in southern Yemen kill 38: medics

45 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

ADEN (Reuters) - Three coordinated Islamic State bomb attacks on Yemeni government forces killed 38 people in the southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, medics and security sources said.

Steve Kerr on Gun Control: ‘Our Government is Insane’

51 minutes agoBasketball / NBA : SLAM Online - NBA

Golden State Warriors head coach recently made an impassioned push for gun control in the U.S., blasting the lack of political will to bring about real change to the senseless The post Steve Kerr on Gun Control: ‘Our Government is Insane’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

FSU players got unofficial 'state champs' rings. That's fine and good.

59 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Baseball Nation

Uh, yeah, this happens every year all over the country. Hi, some college football players got some rings. Florida State players, in this case. People are unhappy about it, because there isn't an official state governing body to award...Show More Summary

The Frightening Global Rise of Agnotology

I spend much of my time shrugging off breathless news events. Ebola (now Zika), employment reports, Federal Reserve rate changes, government shutdowns, peak earnings and so on. Much of what passes for earth-shaking news turns out to be, with the benefit of hindsight, something in between idle gossip and fear-mongering. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Says Government Can Ban Domestic Abusers From Owning Guns

The United Sates Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns in a decision issued Monday amid a flurry of other major decisions, Gawker is reporting. The justices ruled 6-2 in favor of upholding the ban; only Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor dissented. Show More Summary

Volkswagen's U.S. diesel emissions settlement to cost nearly $15 billion: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's settlement with nearly 500,000 U.S. diesel owners and government regulators over polluting vehicles is valued at nearly $15 billion, a source briefed on the matter said on Monday.

Cato Batted .500 at the Supreme Court, Still Besting the Government

It was an odd and sad year at the Supreme Court. Most years,  reporters and pundits devise a “theme” that’s mostly an artificial construct driven by the vagaries of the docket: “The Court moved left/right/minimalist/unanimous …” But this year there actually is a real theme: the loss of Justice Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary

Britain Backtracks as Panic Rises

New York Times: “Prime Minister David Cameron and the former London mayor Boris Johnson, members of the governing Conservative Party who were on opposite sides of the debate over Britain’s membership in the 28-nation bloc, both signaled on Monday that [...]

Russian Culture Minister Claims Netflix A U.S. Mind Control Effort

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Already on the shitlist of U.S. broadband companies for supporting net neutrality and opposing things like usage caps, Netflix now has a new factually-challenged enemy: Russia. Russia's Culture Ministry took over government film funding...Show More Summary

How Changemakers are Putting America Back Together - Starting in Detroit

Today, many of the greatest minds in business, nonprofit, and government will come together, as they do every year at the Conference on Volunteering and Service, to immerse themselves in a festival of ideas and to foster creativity in solving some of our most pressing challenges. Show More Summary

Tour de France will use high-tech scanning system to find hidden motors - CNET

The bike race's governing body says it will use a tablet, case, adapter and custom software to test the frame, wheels and components in under a minute.

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