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
Two weeks ago, I wrote about Medicaid - A Path to Housing & Services. In the previous blog, I explain how California is asking the federal government for permission to use Medicaid funds contributed by Uncle Sam to pay for rental assistance for the most medically fragile and vulnerable people facing homelessness. Show More Summary
From mobile apps to physical plastic cards, almost every casino in the modern digital era offers some form of rewards or loyalty program that can be accessed or updated via mobile device, PC, or on-site kiosk. And for that reason, the federal government is looking at these marketing tools to find more taxable winnings than […]
War on drugs. War on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war...
Taylor Denson (J.D. 2015, Houston), Comment, Goodbye, Uncle Sam? How the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Is Causing a Drastic Increase in the Number of Americans Renouncing Their Citizenship, 52 Hous. L. Rev. 967 (2015) Joshua Simmons (J.D. 2015, Georgetown), Linking Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing in the U.S. And...
The economy has picked up, but times are still tough for many, including Uncle Sam. He loses millions every year in tax money because people don't pay what they owe. Some of these so-called tax gap losses come from accounts U.S. taxpayers have in other countries. Show More Summary
A new proposed tax bill aimed at helping small and large distilleries grow, could mean that the price of cocktails at bars and bottles at liquor stores could drop. [ more › ]
The original Uncle Sam was a meat packer and is now buried in Troy, New York. Born in Massachusetts shortly before the American Revolution began in that colony, Sam Wilson joined that patriotic movement as a teenager just as the war was ending. Show More Summary
Retailing giant says findings designed to mislead Americans on what is pays Uncle Sam
Retailing giant is tapping a complicated system to shield billions in assets from Uncle Sam, study finds