Australia’s High Court ruled unanimously against legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Thursday, saying that the issue should be decided by parliament. The decision came after the national government...Show More Summary
We are in an era of marijuana milestones. Washington and Colorado are getting ready to open the nation’s first legal, recreational-pot shops. Nearly 60% of Americans support legalizing the drug, an all-time high. And in the quiet Northern California town of Sebastopol (pop. Show More Summary
No kidding. An Ohio focus group told MSNBC Obama has been a “disappointment” and is “just another politician.’ In related news… Two new polls show disapproval of Obama at record highs. CSMonitor reported: Two new national polls show disapproval of … Continue reading ?
Derek Peterson and Dhar Mann (pictured at right) In 2011, a Lamborghini-driving 26-year-old named Dhar Mann became a national media sensation when he partnered with a Morgan Stanley investment banker in an audacious plan to create weGrow,...Show More Summary
Conservatives on Capitol Hill are not exactly rushing to embrace the Murray-Ryan budget deal. National Review Online has obtained the following highly critical analysis of the deal that is circulating among House and Senate offices:Analysis...Show More Summary
Nick Lord, a 25-year-old painter known for his racy painting of pregnant Kate Middleton in an animal-print bra, was just granted highly prized wall space at the National Portrait Gallery. Lord has a background in graffiti and an eye for some fantastical celebrity imagery. But now, his work will hang alongside... More »
This is beyond shocking. Homosexuality in India is once again a crime after the Supreme Court today reversed a 2009 ruling by the Delhi High Court and declared that only the national legislature can legalize gay sex.Via Reuters: India's...Show More Summary
My first contact with Online Model United Nations (O-MUN) was in my sophomore year of high school. At the time, I approached the program with some degree of caution; after all, although I had done a substantial amount of Model United Nations (MUN), I had never heard of its existence online. MUN was supposed to [...]
Fundraising/Donor Care Top Ten #Givingtuesday Moments! - United Nations Foundation blog. #GivingTuesday was a huge success. Check out the high points of this year's movement from one of its founders. It went global, celebrities wentShow More Summary
Using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation’s Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82. These new data highlight streamers of material fleeing the disk of the...
Job openings in the construction sector reached a five-year high of 124,000 in October, consistent with reports of some labor shortages for builders, the National Association of Home Builders reported. The number of unfilled construction positions has equaled or exceeded...
For a lot of people, going to a four year college seems like an automatic choice when they graduate from high school. The reason is obvious – more income. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, a college degreeShow More Summary
Atlanta Public Schools has launched an investigation into Grady High School's football recruiting practices. Nearly 20 players allegedly gave the school fake home addresses so they could part on the team.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Using the new, high-frequency capabilities of the National Science Foundation's Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), astronomers have captured never-before-seen details of the nearby starburst galaxy M82. These new data highlight...Show More Summary
The President is either high or ignorant, though perhaps we should embrace the healing power of “and.” He posits that if the nation raises the minimum wage, there will be an economic boom. Only in leftwing fantasy land and Das Kapital does such a concept even come close to being credible. Show More Summary
At the World Cup draw held last Friday, the United States men’s national team drew the proverbial “group of death” as it was paired with Germany, Portugal and Ghana for group-stage play. The average of the four teams' FIFA rankings is...Show More Summary
High Court Leaves New York's Online Sales Tax Law in Place: The U.S. Supreme Court spoiled Dec. 2 for Amazon.com Inc., which had strong Cyber Monday sales and buzz over its drone delivery plan that day. Tony Mauro has the...
Herbie Hancock, who discovered jazz in high school and would later join Miles Davis' band and single-handedly revolutionize the early hip-hop landscape, received the nation's highest tribute for influencing American culture through arts, the Associated Press reports.
From Max Boot (Commentary): [T]he largest part of the explanation for why South Africa is light years ahead of most African nations — why, for all its struggles with high unemployment, crime, corruption, and other woes, it is freer and more prosperous than most of its neighbors — is the character of Nelson Mandela. Show More Summary
Developing an interest in international affairs starts with knowing the names, capitals and history of foreign nations. These mobile apps allow students to virtually visit areas of the United States and other countries, while teaching important statistics and facts about them. Show More Summary