Austerity: The paring back of government services and spending at a time of high public debt. European governments have largely embraced it to one degree or another, and the U.S. has dipped its toes into the austerity pond with the institution of the “sequester” cuts. Providing the ammunition for austerity [...]
Renovations in the Tennessee state capitol building raised the eyebrows of some state lawmakers when they saw what some...
Last Friday the Maryland House of Delegates followed the state Senate in voting to repeal the death penalty in the state....
In early February, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a video segment titled “Arkansas GOP Struggling to Keep up with America”...
When the U.S. has a Republican president, GOP members of congress are among the world’s biggest Keynesians. Witness the eight year spending spree under the Bush administration, where congress approved of two wars and a huge Medicare prescription drug benefit without providing a method to pay for any of them. [...]Read more ›
Fox News Host Chris Wallace called out the hypocrisy of NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre on his Sunday morning show. Where the argument started to get heated was when Wallace asked LaPierre if he regretted airing the ad with President Obama’s daughters showing their need for armed security guards, and [...]Read more ›
Saturday morning the White House released a picture of President Obama firing a shotgun after skeptics didn’t seem to believe his claim from earlier this month in a New Republic interview that he has in fact fired a gun. The photo was taken at Camp David in Maryland on August 4, [...]Read more ›
On Friday the Obama administration announced that non-profit religious groups don’t have to pay for their employees’ birth control as stipulated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The government will broaden the various types of organizations that are now eligible for exemption, which will include many Catholic hospitals and universities. [...]Read more ›
The U.S jobs report was released today and the news was, at best, mediocre. The unemployment rate inched up slightly to 7.9% in January. 166,000 jobs were created in the private sector, while the government shed approximately 9,000 jobs leaving the total number at 157,000 jobs created. According to economist [...]Read more ›
Crime in the United States has been on the decline for more than twenty years. According to the FBI’s crime statistics, violent crime in 2010 (the latest year for which statistics are available) was at its lowest level since 1972, and has been declining every year since 1991. Property crime [...]Read more ›