As Josh Harkinson noted this week, cows are the United States' single biggest source of methane—a potent gas that has 105 times the heat-trapping ability of carbon dioxide. That's one major reason why beef's greenhouse gas footprint is far higher than that of most other sources of protein, according to an EWG study. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog, Why are so many plagues hitting the United States all of a sudden? Yes, one can always point out bad stuff that is happening somewhere in the country, but right now we are facing...Show More Summary
There is a loose tribe living at nature's margins in the United States, slaughtering goats raised by hand at Idaho's Lost River and picking cherries growing wild in California's Marble Mountain Wilderness.
Congratulations, jorts-wearing hipster guy. Your arrest video is going to go down as an all-time classic. What’s so classic about it, you ask? Well you see, at first it seems like the guy getting arrested is being perfectly calm and reasonable, while the police officer is being a huge jerk and using excessive force by […]
Legal minds will debate this video for years.
Part of the fun of a long road trip is spotting cool roadside attractions—and few will give you as much insight to a state as its welcome signs. Here, we've gathered 50 signs from all 50 states—which ones do you recognize?
A new CIA drone base near Erbil, in the Kurdish region of Iraq, seems to have become America’s portal into the Syrian-Iraqi war – a war U.S. President Barack Obama says the United States will not enter.
The fastest growing cities in America include names you probably have never heard of. Using statistical data of cities and their surrounding subsurbs provided by the United States Office of Management and Budget, we’ve narrowed the list of the fastest growing cities in America to the top 20. We considered federal unemployment data & median salaries […]
Ever wonder why little hatchbacks in European countries can tow big caravans just fine, but to tow anything in the United States, everyone seems to need a big pickup truck or SUV? One of our readers did, and this is what they found out. Read more...
On Monday the president, "by the authority vested in [him] by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America," signed two Executive Orders. The first made explicit, as said by the president, anti-discrimination protections in the federal workforce based on gender identity. Show More Summary
As thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America seek refuge in the United States, some commentators are blaming American drug users. "If there weren't a lot of Americans seeking marijuana and heroin and cocaine," says former...Show More Summary
Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes 5 Giant Un-American Corporations Trying to Bolt U.S. to Avoid Taxes: Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation. Show More Summary
Robert Sutter Security, China Recently completing a book manuscript assessing the status and outlook of U.S. relations within the broad Asia-Pacific region reinforced this writer’s opinion in an earlier article that the United States remains unsurpassed in regional influence and leadership. Show More Summary
Yes, I know. Here we are, the United States of America, coming up on two-and-a-half centuries of representational self-government, and things seem to be going so well passably! But: And also: And furthermore: (Here he is expounding a bold vision for the future, in tiny overalls again. He loves to wear overalls as much as […]
In the United States, we all too often tackle challenges in distinct fields separately, but America is experiencing challenges in education and health that could be tackled together in ways that are mutually beneficial and cost-effective. Show More Summary
Not too long ago, CNN Money reported on an international assessment of teenagers and financial literacy. The test, which was administered to 15-year-old students in 18 countries, ranked the United States in the middle. The top results went to Chinese students, with students in Belgium, Estonia, New Zealand, and Australia also scoring quite well. Show More Summary
Submitted by Michael Snyder of The American Dream blog, Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus. Show More Summary
On the face of it, the casualty figures in Gaza may seem not that horrific to Americans -- unless you transpose that same level of death and mayhem to the United States, 176 times the population of Gaza. For instance, so far reportedly 571 Palestinians have been killed, including 154 children. Show More Summary
My mom likes to say that she left South America for the Land of Opportunity, only to have South America follow her here. It's our bit of gallows humor for talking about rising economic inequity here in the United States — an inequity that appears to be increasingly written into our...
Immigration is a complex problem. So is the long-term question of how the United States should handle the influx of tens of thousands of children from Central America. Beyond the legal mandates, we owe them basic human decency. On the...Show More Summary