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Single-Payer Strikes Out in Vermont

How economic reality doomed the holy grail of the American left to failure in one of the the most liberal states in the Union.

Overwelming week for AZGS at the AGU Fall Meeting

The Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union drew nearly 25,000 attendees to San Francisco, which made it an major forum for AZGS projects.The weekend prior to the regular meeting, we hosted the Steering Committee of the Belmont...Show More Summary

How About If All Get Back to Protecting and Serving?

My neighboring city of Costa Mesa may be thousands of miles from New York and much, much smaller, but they have something in common: police unions that don't seem to know when to quit. Check this out: An Orange County Superior CourtShow More Summary

NBA players' union chief is 'a woman who's not going to back down'

As a child, Michele Roberts liked to tag along with her mom to court. Nobody was in trouble.

Memo To Police Union Reps: Do Be Careful, Please.

It was September 1919, and about 80% of the Boston police force went on strike. Police Commissioner Edwin Upton Curtis denied that the officers had a right to form a union, and he was certain they had no right to form one associated with the American Federation of Labor. Show More Summary

CNN Reporter Confronts NYPD Union Head About Cops Turning Backs to de Blasio

16 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Following the memorial service for Officer Rafael Ramos, a CNN reporter confronted the very vocal head of an NYPD union about officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio when he spoke.

Al Shabaab Islamists Target Christians at Christmas – Four Dead

Al Shabaab fighters targeted Christians at the main African Union base in Mogadishu and killed four people. The Islamists said they were targeting Christians at Christmas. Christian Today reported: Eight Islamist gunmen infiltrated the main African Union (AU) base in … Continue reading ?

US-wanted Shabab leader surrenders

The highly sought after Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi has surrendered to government and African Union forces.

How Much Better Will the Detroit Pistons Be Without Josh Smith?

It's not at all uncommon for a breakup to benefit both parties. If the circumstances of a given union are so dire as to even consider a split, chances are, that relationship wasn't going to last in any healthy way anyway. To that end,...Show More Summary

Eurasian Union Finalized Despite Russia's Economic Problems

Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations on Tuesday completed the creation of a new economic alliance intended to bolster their integration, but the ambitious grouping immediately showed signs of fracture as the leader of Belarus sharply...Show More Summary

Monitoring Land Subsidence in Arizona Due to Excessive Groundwater Withdrawal Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Data

Arizona's land subsidence program was described in a technical presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, by Brian Conway, from AZ Dept. of Water Resources. The conference drew a record attendance of nearly 25,000. Show More Summary

Lubyanka Runs the New Russia, Much like the Old Soviet Union

MOSCOW--Red Square is one of the world's most iconic locales. Dominated by the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, and, GUM Department Store, the space looks little different than during Soviet times. While Lenin's mausoleum remains, any hint of menace is gone. Show More Summary

Ronald Bailey Argues that Rising Inequality Does Not Justify Class Warfare

yesterdayNews : Reason

In his State of the Union message last January, President Barack Obama declared, “Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.” The president believes that rising income inequality in the United States has slowed intergenerational income mobility, the movement of individuals and families up or down the income ladder over time. Show More Summary

New York City's police unions need to get a grip

The brazen murder of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, shot to death last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley in some horribly misguided attempt at retribution over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, is a tragedy. But it...Show More Summary

A.M. Links: NYC Politicians Not Interested in Exploiting Police Reform Movement Anymore, George H.W. Bush in Hospital, Game Networks Crash on Christmas

yesterdayNews : Reason

After the on-duty killing of two cops last weekend, politicians in New York City are no longer trying to attach themselves to the police reform movement that’s loosely centered itself around that city. Labor unions are courting immigrants...Show More Summary

NSA releases decade’s worth of damaging intelligence reports in Christmas Eve document dump

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

At approximately 1:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency responded to a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union by releasing more than a decade’s worth of incriminating quarterly and annual reports, David Lerman at Bloomberg News...

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