It's about time that we see a country bravely break with the failed prohibitionist model and try an innovative, more compassionate, and smarter approach. Next Tuesday, the Uruguayan Senate will vote on a bill that would make their country...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to extend for 10 years a ban against firearms that cannot be detected with metal detectors or X-ray scanners.
by Alex Balk The older I get the more I appreciate simple repetitive melodies that remind me of the things I liked back when my life was still full of promise, and boy does this ever fit the bill. The band is new to me but I have similarly...Show More Summary
On Saturday, thousands of protesters across Israel and the West Bank rallied against a plan to displace Bedouin residents of the Naqab (or Negev) desert. The day was billed a "Day of Rage" and it certainly lived up to its name, withShow More Summary
The House has refused to vote on several landmark bills that have passed the Senate, including immigration reform and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act -- making the exploration of alien life puzzling given the few remaining workdays for the House this session. With only seven workdays left between now and Jan. Show More Summary
Central Banks Are Not Going Away Every once in a while someone summarizes the big picture in a simple way. Bill Gross of PIMCO noted the following in his most recent investment outlook: Don’t fight central banks, but be afraid. Why is this statement so relevant? The market’s pricing mechanism is driven by both fundamental and [...]
by Hilary White BRUSSELS, December 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two senate committees in Belgium have voted to approve a measure that will allow children to be euthanised under the country’s current law. The social affairs and justice committees voted for the measure, 13 to 4, last week at a joint…
There were nearly 54,000 foreign born, but not naturalized U.S. citizens living in D.C. in 2012, according to the Census Bureau. [ more › ]
Bill from Merit, Michigan, called during Tuesday’s show to highlight one of his pet peeves: the use of irregardless when one means regardless. While it shows up in speech and is even discussed in some dictionaries, it is definitely nonstandard. Show More Summary
How the New Democrats recruited a leader and saved the party after three devastating Republican routs
New York, December 3, 2013--The Committee to Protect Journalists is gravely concerned by a new state secrets bill before the Japanese parliament, which, if passed, would broaden the government's power to determine which information can be kept secret....
Got Kids? Want to help them pay for college? Want to survive those tuition bills? This post will help you learn about the Coverdell Education Savings Account (CESA). But first, understand that with this type of account, it doesn’t...Show More Summary
Hospital billing is notoriously complicated—and treatment at a US hospital is notoriously expensive. The New York Times highlights those issues in an extensive piece today, and uses stitches and similar treatments as an example of both points: One patient at a California hospital was billed $2,229.11 to...
A month or so ago, a PR person sent me a ridiculously misleading (to potentially dishonest) Forbes piece by Ev Ehrlich, former undersecretary of commerce for President Bill Clinton, arguing against net neutrality. The piece was so ridiculous...Show More Summary
by Bill Pearis #1 LP of 2013 according to 'The Quietus' Online UK music mag The Quietus started five years ago and quickly became (I think) one of the best sources for music writing on the web, giving a home...
On Sunday during a segment on CBS News’ 60 Minutes program, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a project that the company has been involved in. Called Amazon Prime Air, the concept is to use flying drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes. Show More Summary
As Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon took to morning TV on Black Friday to talk up the retailer's Thanksgiving sales, Twitter users followed a hashtag called #WalmartFights, showing violence at a handful of stores nationwide. Now, planned protests could worsen the situation.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - Unions representing public employees in Illinois blasted a bill to reform the state's woefully underfunded pension system on Tuesday and said they would take legal action if the bill is passed by the legislature.
Applebee's has announced it will put a tablet at every table at every restaurant across the country in 2014, letting diners, as Slate puts it, "order food, pay the bill, and ignore their dining companions by playing video games." Chili's announced the same thing in mid-September. Show More Summary
(CNN) - Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife will run for the White House in 2016, but he says it too early for the next presidential race to start. Asked in an interview Tuesday with CNN Español correspondent Juan Carlos López if he thinks Hillary Clinton will make another White House bid, […]