The Obama administration will soon give some inmates the chance to take college courses on the government’s dime. The Education Department and Justice Department on Friday are expected to announce a pilot program giving some prisoners access to federal Pell grants. Show More Summary
In San Francisco, billboards advertising soda may soon be forced to have warning labels similar to the graphic ones found on cigarette boxes. But this company says that's pretty much like sticking the middle finger to Uncle Sam.
If all goes as planned, there’s a fascinating book about Diderot in your future — and one about the history of photographic detection and another one about the economics of addiction. Think that’s too heady for you? Think again. The Public Scholar program, a major new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is designed to […]
Every day seems to bring a new report of another security breach that exposes millions to potential identity theft. Even Uncle Sam is not immune, as evidenced by hackers getting hold of Office of Personnel Management records and taxpayer data from the Internal Revenue Service's online "Get Transcript" option. Show More Summary
Once again, these were in the roundtable format with multiple blogs participating. First, from Regular Show: JG Quintel, William Salyers, Sam Marin and supervising producer Sean Szeles. ...
For many of the world's migrants, the United States is the ideal destination. Since its founding, the country has been dubbed "The Land of Opportunity." Thousands flocked to the
Is Riyadh turning from the United States to Russia? Canadian journalist Fred Weir notes that some change is definitely in the air.
YouTube Link Was Uncle Sam a fictitious person? It turns out he wasn't, and the story this video is not only the truth about the man, it's a story that Congress legally declared the truth! (Insert your own Congress-related dishonesty joke here.) What are the sunniest states? (Hint, Florida isn't one of them.) Get the info on these topics and more in this Mental Floss video.
Did you know that Uncle Sam was a real person? Or that while Minnesota is known for its lakes, Alaska actually trumps it with over 3,000,000 lakes? Learn about those trivia and more in Mental Floss’ Independence Day special.
The Uncler w/ Uncle Sam and Alyssa Mi... 2:41 America is down on it's luck in this parody of "The Wrestler" with Alyssa Milano. Submitted by: Alyssa Milano Immortal Keywords: the uncler Uncle Sam Alyssa Milano America Is Seth MorrisShow More Summary
“I’m hoping it’s not to late to submit a few photos of my Boston Terrier Zoey, says Belynda C. [Note- ‘Course not! It’s only 9pm PT on the 4th- we never close! -Ed.] You’ve posted a few of her photos before.” “I love Cute Overload! It always makes me happy looking at all of the […]
A little girl decked out in Fourth of July clothing poses for a photo in 1916. (Library of Congress) A Fourth of July parade in 1916. (Library of Congress) A boy in an Uncle Sam outfit holds a flag on a float in a Fourth of July parade in Vale, Oregon, in 1941. Show More Summary
It wouldn’t be a real holiday without the Unipiper serenading us in costume, would it? Brian Kidd got into his Uncle Sam getup for the occasion, and rode his extra-tall unicycle around Portland while playing the flaming bagpipes. (YouTube...Show More Summary
``Two days before the swaggering Sec-Def touched down in Germany, Gazprom announced that it was putting the finishing touches on a massive deal that would double the amount of Russian gas flowing to Germany via a second Nord Stream pipeline. Show More Summary
Uncle Sam (with special star googly eyes) wants you to vandaleyes something instead of setting off fireworks. [via celebritygoogly]
Many people may think that Uncle Sam is a fictional character, but genealogical researchers have found direct descendants of the icon said to be based on the butcher Samuel Wilson.
Pin it Do you go all out for July 4th? Independence Day decorations can easily descend into cheese-dom, but you don't have to dig out all the stars, stripes and Uncle Sam decor in order to be festive. Mixing red, white and blue colors and patterns is equally fun, and you will be able to use your decorations throughout the rest of the summer, too. Show More Summary
While Ashton Carter was sweating blood to drive a wedge between Moscow and Berlin during his week-long European tour, Russian President Putin had already thrown a wrench in the plan of Washington's warmongers, US journalist Mike Whitney underscores.
The costs and benefits of energy efficiency are about to get controversial on Capitol Hill thanks to a new study by economists at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago. In a paper titled “Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver?,” Meredith Fowlie, Michael Greenstone and Catherine Wolfram compared the [...]
This past Friday at the Pentagon, SBA released its annual Small Business Procurement Scorecard, and I was delighted to report that in Fiscal Year 2014 the federal government awarded the highest percentage of contracting dollars to small...Show More Summary