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Uncle Sam bankrolled a third of Kansas spending in 2013

BIG TALK: While Kansas’ elected officials preach self reliance and fiscal prudence, more than a third of all monies spent by the state in 2013 came from the indebted federal government. By Travis Perry ? Kansas Watchdog OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — On the home front, Kansas’ elected officials talk a big game about self-reliance and prudent...

Under the Dome Recap: Barb Shot the Sheriff

I'm not sure how I can watch Under the Dome so closely — too closely, some/all might say — without realizing last week that the scratches on Uncle Sam's shoulder clearly came from Angie's bloody fingernails. Major flub, to not even imagine that as a possibility until days later. In... More »

Medicare Fund to Last Longer Than Previously Thought

If you’ve been nervously eyeing your Social Security and Medicare updates, wondering if there will be anything left or whether a viable health program will exist by the time you punch your final timecard, Uncle Sam has (some) good news: Benefits funds for Medicare are expected to last for four...

40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

The Gas Guzzler schedule, with mpg ratings and charges that haven't changed since 1991, lays out which fuel-swillers owe what to Uncle Sam. I started thinking about the "Gas Guzzler Tax" - considerably less well known as The Energy Tax Act of 1978 - when I was driving Dodge's new Challenger SRT Hellcat last week. Show More Summary

Poor Thang: Porsha Williams’ Suspect Ex Kordell Stewart Hit With $13K Tax Lien

He’s about to be poor for real thanks to Uncle Sam. Kordell Stewart Owes Government Over $13,000 In Fines For Not Paying Taxes According to Radar Online reports: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams gets the last laugh wi...

8 surprisingly fun games Uncle Sam told soldiers to play in 1943

In 1943, the U.S. War Department issued a manual packed with "informal" games that men might play if they were lucky enough to have downtime. The games were intended to occupy mind and body, manage stress, and subtly provide tactical training. Show More Summary

5 Ways Every Conspiracy Theory Makes the World Worse

By Adam Wears,Sam Jackson Published: July 15th, 2014 We all know a conspiracy theorist. Maybe it's that kid from high school who keeps putting photos of "chemtrails" on his Facebook wall, or an uncle who listens to alternative radio and thinks Obama is a reptilian creature in a human skin suit. It's ea

Hidden Cash Or Hidden Bitcoin Discovery Is Windfall To IRS Too

If You Find Hidden Cash or Hidden Bitcoin, Guess Who Is Entitled to a Big Slice? Uncle Sam.

Does Uncle Sam Have a God Complex?

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being. Top "national security" officials in Washington now have the determination and tech prowess to keep tabs on billions of people. Show More Summary

Citi settlement imposes awfully pricey babysitter

An ex-prosecutor will watch the bank as part of its $7 bln deal with Uncle Sam. That may ensure compliance. But as Apple and others can attest, monitors are too often meddlers fond of excessive oversight and multimillion-dollar fees. Shareholders get stuck with the tab.

Army Turns Away Recruits Over Tattoos

Uncle Sam still wants you -- just not as heavily inked. More than three months after the Army implemented a more stringent tattoo policy, recruiters say they are the ones feeling the pinch. "It certainly makes our job a little more challenging," said Staff Sgt. Show More Summary

Creepy is back

Creepy Uncle Sam, that is. The latest is the Creepy Carnival campaign. I don’t know what impact these videos have on the target young audience. What do you think?

Tighter Tattoo Policy Means Smaller Recruit Pool

Uncle Sam still wants you -- just not as heavily inked. More than three months after the Army implemented a more stringent tattoo policy, recruiters say they are the ones feeling the pinch.

Potato salad Kicstarter faces $10,000 in taxes

The absurd potato salad Kickstarter might have money pouring in hand over fist, but a large chunk of that cash might drift away just as quickly when Uncle Sam comes to deliver the check.

Study: Most US Teens Can't Read Their Own Pay Stubs

There’s nothing wrong with encouraging our nation’s teens to get jobs. But it turns out we’d better make sure we also teach them how to decipher their pay stubs and figure out how much money they lose to Uncle Sam—because most American teens appear to be solidly mediocre in...

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