“What we know,” said President Obama to a business group a few days ago, “is hat our—our fiscal problems are not short-term deficits. Our discretionary budget, that portion of the federal budget that isn’t defense or Social SecurityShow More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Isn’t it a bit churlish to dissect the president’s Thanksgiving Day message? After all, it is just a bit of holiday fluff written by some anonymous staffer, right? Nah. Obama delivered it, and messages of this sort can provide a valuable window into the assumptions that underlie everything an administration does. Show More Summary
In his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, President Bush noted that, "Our citizens are privileged to live in the world's freest country, where the hope of the American dream is within the reach of every person." That's a moving sentiment, and we look forward to the day when it becomes true via an improved education system. Show More Summary
President Nicolas Maduro made the announcement a week after he appointed a minister of happiness and just days after he said subway workers had seen an apparition of the late Hugo Chávez.
Today would be Theodore Roosevelt’s 155th birthday. In honor of the 26th president, Harvard’s Houghton and Widener Libraries have put together a slideshow of the young Teddy from childhood to his undergraduate days at Harvard College. It’s a small selection from the collection of 172 images of Roosevelt in his youth that was gifted to [...]
Here’s your happy feel-good news o’ the day, progressives! President Obama is reportedly preparing to officially nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to head the central bank. Mr. Obama is expected to announce the nomination at 3 p.m. ET at the White House. The nomination would conclude a long and unusually public debate about Mr. […]
Today is the first day of what one hopes will be a long and happy life for Obamacare, the President's stab at making cheaper healthcare available to more people. It's a policy that may mean big changes for you––especially those of you who are freelance, self–employed, or work for a start–up. Show More Summary
Happy Gerald Ford Stuck in an Elevator at the University of Pennsylvania Day! Evidently, UPenn also has urinals sponsored by donors, so it has a number of things for me to visit next time I am in Philadelphia. Among the other presidential moments that should be become a national holiday are: Vomit Day–Celebrating the January [...]
Perhaps stung by the reaction of Real Madrid supporters at Gareth Bale’s presentation, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez has launched an offensive against Mesut Ozil in recent days. Whilst Arsenal fans are deliriously happy with the signing of one of the world’s best players, Perez has called Ozil unprofessional and “obsessed with women.” In an [...]
Happy National Grandparents Day! Established in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, Grandparents Day is a day when we honor the contributions of the wonderful people who raised the people who raised us. Not everyone has the same relationship with their grandparents. Show More Summary
These days, it feels like Vin Diesel is the new president of Marvel Studios. For the past few months, the Riddick star has been happy to discuss his relationship with the company after revealing he took a meeting in late June. Since then, he’s teased various different announcements culminating in voicing the tree character Groot in [...]
Thanks to the lingering sluggish economy, and the looming implementation of Obamacare--in other words, thanks to President Barack Obama--the U.S. workforce (such as it is) is rapidly shifting towards part-time rather than full-time work. Show More Summary
1. Since we’re entering Labor Day weekend, let’s begin with … labor. Seth D. Michaels on “the wage crisis.” 2. Max Fisher: “9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.” 3. Kevin Drum is brutal about how President … Continue reading ?
Here, have a cookie Happy Aviation Day! Yes, this is a recognized day in the United States, like "Donut Day." National Aviation Day was declared by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939, to commemorate the birthday of Orville Wright. Show More Summary
(WASHINGTON) — Instead of “Hail to the Chief,” President Barack Obama is most likely hearing strains of “Happy Birthday” this weekend. Obama turns 52 on Sunday and is spending part of the day at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland. Show More Summary
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was ready with birthday cake when President Barack Obama arrived on Capitol Hill a few days before his 52nd birthday. Pelosi, D-Calif. presented Obama with a dark chocolate cake topped with the presidential seal, and...
I am not sure President Johnson would recognize today's Medicaid program in the seeds that he and President Truman planted that long ago summer day, but I know he would celebrate it.
A few days old but here’s a fun and hilarious weekend morning read. Another classic example of Biden being Biden: Will he or won’t he? GQ...
Post by Jeanne Sager It's a big day for one of the world's heroes. Nelson Mandela, the revolutionary who battled South Africa's racist apartheid policies to become the country's first black president, was hospitalized in early June with a lung infection. Show More Summary
“Aaaay!” AKitschionado Celiene found a pair of granny panties that haven’t jumped the shark. They are emblazoned with a circa 1976 patriotic “Fonzie For President” heat transfer iron-on. Happy Days’ Arthur Fonzarelli never looked so good. via Allee Willis’ Museum of Kitsch