U.S.

July, 2015

  • 23 July

    Lobbyists Bundle Big Money for Clinton, Bush

    The two candidates leading the money race are pulling in checks rounded up by lobbyists for oil, banking, tech and other major interests.

  • 18 July

    Terrorism: A Simplistic Vent with No Real Answers

    One housewife and a blogger shares her frustration over the incidence of violence in the name of religion.

  • 13 July

    The Calamity of the Disappearing School Libraries

    The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?

  • 4 July

    $248 a Minute

    Raising wages alone won’t turn America into the happiest place on earth, but it’s an important step toward creating an economy that works for us all.

June, 2015

  • 29 June

    California’s Drought is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

    Regardless, if the water crisis gets worse, Americans across the country can expect the cost of their food to go up, and some of it, perhaps, to not be available at all. Power prices may also rise as hydroelectric plants have difficulty generating with low water flows—and to the extent that very complicated power distribution affects a larger region, consumers far away from the Colorado River basin might feel the pinch.

  • 27 June

    Obamacare Victory Shows Failure of Scalia’s Conservative Revolution

    Justice Scalia once again failed to win over either Justice Kennedy or Chief Justice Roberts, revealing he is losing the war over the Supreme Court's heart.

  • 23 June

    Confederate Flag: Shift in GOP strategy

    Historically, Republican politicians have subtly – and not-so-subtly – exploited racial fears.

  • 21 June

    How Much Energy Does the Super Bowl Use?

    The Super Bowl is huge and more expensive for America, and perhaps the environment, than most people realize. Still, the Super Bowl has quite a ways to go before it catches up in size and cost to the World Cup.

  • 15 June

    George Bush a Burden or Blessing for Jeb Bush’s Campaign?

    The public may be warmer to big brother George than pundits believe.

May, 2015

  • 27 May

    Past Minimum Wage Gains Make LA’s $6 Hike Appear Puny

    Los Angeles' planned 66% increase over five years pales in comparison with many past minimum wage hikes in California and at the federal level.