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Easiest Languages To Learn

9 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

According to the US State Department. More difficult languages are here.

Ultimate Protectors: 150th Anniversary of US Secret Service

One hundred fifty years ago, on July 5, 1865, the US Secret Service was established within the US Department of Treasury.

As Fox News Mourns, the Rest of Us Have an Independence Day to Celebrate

Marriage equality arrives! The Confederate flag (almost) departs! Toast with some #oreillytears, and enjoy the 4th. July 4 has always been a time for aggrieved progressives to remind the world that most Americans weren’t liberated on that first Independence Day. Show More Summary

WWII Watermanship Week: How to Protect Yourself Against the Creatures of the Sea

Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several of the manual’s sections; the information is […]

China Slams 'Cold War Mentality' of US's New National Military Strategy

Beijing has expressed its annoyance over the US Defense Department's new National Military Strategy, saying that it "groundlessly exaggerates" China's threat and demonstrates that the US is stuck in a "Cold War mentality."

What Next for Airlines, and For Us?

You are not going to read a lot from me on the latest revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the airlines for possible collusion on pricing. While I do have a strong opinion on that, suffice it to say that...Show More Summary

As Fox News mourns, the rest of us have an Independence Day to celebrate

Marriage equality arrives! The Confederate flag (almost) departs! Toast with some #oreillytears, and enjoy the 4th

US Justice Department Rules That Trans Kids Are Allowed To Use Restrooms According To New Gender Identity

Courts Rule Trans Students Allowed To Use Bathrooms For New Gender The LGBTQ community just scored another victory in the courts. Now, transgender students are permitted to use the restrooms corresponding to their new identities, rather than being forced

Here's An Important Reminder That Even Small Fireworks Can Start Big Fires

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Independence Day is nearly upon us and that means millions of Americans are likely to hit up their local fireworks store for small, overpriced explosives that always manage to disappoint us. The Key Peninsula Fire Department in Lakebay,...Show More Summary

US Arms Sales to Bahrain Will Only Encourage ‘Repression’ - HRW

On Monday, the US State Department announced that Washington will lift its ban on sending security aid to Bahrain because of progress the Manama government has made on human rights.

Feds Investigating Whether Airlines Are Colluding to Screw Us Over

3 days agoNews : Vice News

As thousands of Americans prepare to hop on planes for a long fourth of July weekend, the US Justice Department has launched a probe into four major airlines, claiming they may have colluded to keep plane ticket prices high by limiting seating, thereby raising demand. Show More Summary

Matt Evans: Legalizing Education And The Case For Tiny Schools

After last week’s Supreme Court decision, which mandated that same-sex marriages be legal in all 50 states, the US Department of Education shared a rainbow-flag version of its logo on social media.  A friend of mine remarked that he thought that sort of social advocacy by the department of education was inappropriate, and the discussion...

US unemployment lowest for seven years after economy adds 223,000 jobs in June

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The US economy added 223,000 net new jobs in June, the Labor Department said Thursday in a mixed report on the jobs market. The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, the lowest level since April 2008, but job creation numbers for the previous two months were revised significantly lower, and there...

Ronald Bailey Warns Don't Be Terrorized By Your Government This Fourth of July

3 days agoNews : Reason

As Americans prepare to celebrate Independence Day, officials in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are warning us that there's a heightened threat of Islamist terrorist attacks. CNN is reporting that law enforcement officials...Show More Summary

Obama winks at BDS

You thought the Obama administration’s hostility toward Israel could not get more egregious? Think again: The US State Department backed away Tuesday from controversial language included in the anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions)...Show More Summary

US Demands Extradition of Seven FIFA Executives

3 days agoNews : Vice News

The US Department of Justice has formally requested the extradition of seven top FIFA executives arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities said on Thursday. The extradition requests were received from the US embassy in...Show More Summary

Oil and Gas: “The solution is in your hands” , US tells Lebanon

Amos Hochstein, who serves as the Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs leading the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) at the U.S. Department of State stressed during his visit to Beirut that the solution to the exploration of Lebanon’s offshore oil and gas reserves is in the hands of the Lebanese. “The solution […]

Trials for Russia's Flagship Against US Defense Systems to Begin in 2016

According to the head of the department of Russian state defense providers for the United Shipbuilders Corporation, trials for Russia’s first reconnaissance flagship against US missile defense systems will begin in 2016.

This Is TransCanada's Latest Justification for Constructing the Keystone XL Pipeline

4 days agoNews : Vice News

VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here. An executive of TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline, sent a letter to US State Department officials arguing...Show More Summary

Feds Suspect Airlines Are Ripping Us Off

Because extra fees and delayed flights weren't enough reason to sour on airlines, the Justice Department has added one more: Federal investigators suspect that the airlines are colluding to rip off passengers. The Justice Department has launched an antitrust investigation and demanded all communication airlines have had with each other...

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