The iPhone maker's brush with a bid for Time Warner suggests it's tempted by bad ideas, while Peter Thiel's backing of the Hulk Hogan suit against Gawker clouds his role as a Facebook director. Plus: Nixing a Lockheed-Boeing rocket contract in favor of SpaceX is a no-brainer.
New mapping project tracks development in order to stop it, with support of Uncle Sam.
Entitlements have turned Uncle Sam into a surrogate husband for millions. Pharaoh Sam is not far behind.
Uncle Sam is generally so considerate of veterans – but not when he declares the alive to be dead. That was the case with Joseph D. Kane Jr., an Air Force vet in St. Petersburg, Fla. A 2014 letter from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to his wife said the agency was “sincerely sorry […]
Uncle Sam blows billions a year on legacy tech A US Government Accounting Office (GAO) report has highlighted the parlous state of Uncle Sam's IT infrastructure.…
The picture of a stern looking Uncle Sam, finger pointed forward, casts a lasting image above the words: “I want YOU for U.S. Army.” The poster, originally published during World War I, marks one of the more memorable advertising campaigns in American history. But now, a century later, a government review of Defense Department […]
Much as members of the Mopar Jihad don’t want to admit it, Chrysler took a bailout — in the form of government-backed loans — from Uncle Sam in 1979. This worked out pretty well for everyone involved, because the then-futuristic K-Cars...Show More Summary
In 2010, I started writing about the smart grid. At the time, it seemed like the smart grid would be a game changer for electric utilities. Only a few months earlier, President Obama had signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which included $4.5 billion in [...]
Former NFLer Owes Six Figures In Back Taxes Ex-NFL star Terrell Owens has been hit with more financial troubles, with both the IRS and state of California accusing him of refusing to pay up on his taxes – and the
Everybody loves pay day, even Uncle Sam. That's essentially what the annual tax filing season is. And the one that ended on April 18 was pretty good. Graphics courtesy U.S. Treasury Department. The U.S. Treasury Department's monthlyShow More Summary
Could Uncle Sam track down and draft a dozen 30-something computer programmers if the Army suddenly needed them? Not yet. But the idea’s out there. The Selective Service System should be drastically redesigned to meet the demands ofShow More Summary
First published Friday 23rd October 2009 but relevant today as we read US public submissions to the CPAC on the Bolivian and Greece MOU renewals. Just who do these people think they are? Just what do they think the 1970 Convention which...Show More Summary
Are voters really angry this year? The Associated Press says no: All that talk of an angry America? An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that most Americans are happy with their friends and family, feel good about their finances and are more or less content at work. Show More Summary
Canadian wildfire increases in size. Looks like NC is telling Obama Administration to pound sand for the time being Nanny State strikes again. Uncle Sam picks winners and losers. This is a 'winner'. Not famous, but a hero. Thank...
From the obituary of Daniel Aaron — "Critic and Historian Who Pioneered American Studies" — who has died at the age of 103 and who "described himself as 'a citizen of two Americas'":“One of them is the country of Uncle Sam... an America,...Show More Summary
There is no magic bullet. “Uncle Sam cannot simply snap his fingers and make these changes occur. But the U.S. can do a lot more to throw our not-inconsiderable diplomatic, political, economic, and military weight behind trying to improve the dismal political picture in Iraq. This will require a concerted effort of the kind that […]
DON’T TELL THAT GUY WHO SAID “FIRST THING WE DO IS KILL ALL THE LAWYERS” ABOUT THIS! Federal taxpayers spent $26.2 billion between 2007 and 2014 on more than 25,000 lawyers working for Uncle Sam, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton. Barton’s story is based on a new report from […]
The federal government funds hundreds of subsidy programs for state, local, and private activities, such as programs for housing and economic development. State and local governments, businesses, charities, and individuals could fund such local activities by themselves without federal aid. Show More Summary
A number of government surveys are conducted in face-to-face interviews for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, physical material must be collected or the survey is too long and complex to conduct by telephone or mailed questionnaire. The results are some of the richest and most complete survey data available.
Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), It's Time to Revisit the Tax Treatment of Working Childcare Costs (reviewing Shannon Weeks McCormack (University of Washington), Over-Taxing the Working Family: Uncle Sam and the Childcare Squeeze, 114 Mich. L. Rev. 559 (2015)): Childcare costs have soared in recent years while wages remain stagnant....