Conservatives tell GOP: Look past Obama order on immigration
Nov20

Conservatives tell GOP: Look past Obama order on immigration

WASHINGTON — As Capitol Hill prepares for political warfare over President Barack Obama’s planned executive order on immigration, a coalition of business executives and prominent conservatives is warning Republican leaders not to get further mired in the rhetorical battle that already has spiraled into threats of lawsuits, impeachment and a government shutdown. At least one former… Image via...

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Look out Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts: Here comes Tim Hortons
Nov11

Look out Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts: Here comes Tim Hortons

TORONTO, Canada — Look out Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Here comes the new international corporate powerhouse Tim Hortons. They have a huge niche — and market presence — here in Canada and they can easily create their own huge presence in the U.S. When the Canadian coffee/coffee shop giant announced last summer that it was merging with Burger King, many dismissed and dissed it as strictly a tax move where...

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More ingredients, new look for Pizza Hut
Nov10

More ingredients, new look for Pizza Hut

You’ve heard of craft beer. Now comes craft pizza from Pizza Hut. The chain says it is rolling out the biggest change the pizza category has ever seen, with an expanded menu and opportunities for customers to come up with their own creations. Pizza Hut, which is owned by Louisville, Ky.-based Yum Brands Inc. and...

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Would This Have Helped Democrats on Tuesday? Nah!
Nov07

Would This Have Helped Democrats on Tuesday? Nah!

The U.S. economy, especially the private sector job growth, has been steadily recovering for the past five years. As a matter of fact, Jason Furman, chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers has characterized this period as “the longest streak in U.S. history.” The Hill calls it “the longest such streak since 1995.” The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that total non-farm payroll employment rose by 214,000 in...

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The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom (Guest Voice)
Nov07

The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom (Guest Voice)

The Driving Force Behind the US Oil Boom by James Stafford of Oilprice.com The shale revolution’s sweet spot is oilfield services, the lower-risk backbone of the American oil and gas boom that pays off regardless of a play’s economics. Behind the stardom of the explorers and producers who have put themselves on the revolutionary shale map and absorb most of the risk—are the service providers who make up a highly lucrative market...

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‘iGay’: Apple Does it Better than Church of Rome (de Volkskrant, The Netherlands)
Nov04

‘iGay’: Apple Does it Better than Church of Rome (de Volkskrant, The Netherlands)

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘came out of the closet’ as they say, proclaiming proudly in the pages of Business Week that ‘I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.’ Columnist Bert Wagendorp of the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant calls Cook’s comments ‘a beautiful and powerful provocation’ in ‘the most Christian country in the world’ and which goes the pope...

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U.S. Midterms: Obama Weakened When World Needs America Most (Le Monde, France)
Nov03

U.S. Midterms: Obama Weakened When World Needs America Most (Le Monde, France)

President Obama is facing a ‘thumping’ as President Bush called his public rejoinder after the 2006 midterm elections. Unlike Bush, though, President Obama is judged to be not only weak and ineffective at home, but ineffective and indecisive abroad. For Le Monde, journalist Dominique Simonnet and historian Nicole Bacharan outline the danger to the West and the world when an American leader is as weakened as the current...

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Commercial spaceship suffers catastrophic failure, at least 1 dead
Oct31

Commercial spaceship suffers catastrophic failure, at least 1 dead

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane known as SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Cantill area of the California Mojave desert during a test flight Friday morning, leaving one pilot dead and another injured, the California Highway Patrol reported. The pilots have not yet been identified, but Virgin reported that its WhiteKnightTwo carrier plane landed safely. “Virgin Galactic’s partner… Commercial spaceship suffers catastrophic failure,...

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Solar Power
Oct31

Solar Power

Some good news both on the economic and environmental front, Oregon’s SolarWorld is expanding production. SolarWorld Industries America Inc. will add 200 jobs in Hillsboro as it ramps up manufacturing to meet growing U.S. demand, company executives announced Thursday. The company will expand both its cell and module production capacity in early 2015, making $10 million in investments in Hillsboro, said Mukesh Dulani,...

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Birth control device linked to serious harm in women; maker covered up  dangers
Oct29

Birth control device linked to serious harm in women; maker covered up dangers

By Miriam Raftery SAN DIEGO, Ca – An ABC News investigation that includes 10 News in San Diego reveals that the maker of the Essure birth control device covered up evidence that patients have been seriously harmed by the device for over a decade. The device consists of metal coils that are implanted inside a woman’s Fallopian tubes to provide permanent birth control. But the coils have punctured the Fallopian tubes in some...

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Halloween In The Time of Ebola
Oct29

Halloween In The Time of Ebola

Halloween In The Time of Ebola Tyrades! By Danny Tyree “Ewww!” said my wife, when I told her that BrandsOnSale.com is marketing leftover “Breaking Bad” meth lab hazmat suits as Ebola Containment Suits this Halloween, at $79.99 a pop. These suits are just part of a trend (call it tacky, insensitive, creepy, gross) that includes Zombie Robin Williams masks, partygoers dressed as disgraced former Baltimore Ravens...

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Eight Months of War: Gains and Losses in the Ukraine Campaign (Gazeta, Russia)
Oct25

Eight Months of War: Gains and Losses in the Ukraine Campaign (Gazeta, Russia)

It has been eight months since the beginning of the Euromaiden protests, the toppling of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych and the current crisis over Ukraine. This editorial from Russia’s Gazeta takes stock of what Russia has gained and lost, and freely admits that in terms of the Russian social contract, ‘sausage in exchange for freedom can be considered terminated: the trend now is not sausage, not freedom – but...

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Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)
Oct24

Freezing Worker Eggs: Are Apple and Facebook Playing God? (Germany, France, Switzerland)

Over the past year and a half, as the scale of the global mass surveillance being pursued by the National Security Agency in collaboration with America’s tech giants has become clear, these corporations – Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft – have become objects of derision for Americans and people around the world. Now it seems there is new cause to look upon these firms with suspicion. Over the course of the past...

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A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)
Oct24

A Defeat for Dilma will Mean Victory for the ‘Empire’ (Vermelho, Brazil)

Three days from now, the the people of Brazil will go to the polls to elect a new president, and as columnist Umberto Martins of Brazil’s Vermelho writes, the ramifications for the continent and the world are significant. Martins writes the the entire project to more tightly integrate Latin America against U.S. influence which was launched by now deceased Venezuela President Hugo Chavez could be badly damaged if right-of-center...

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Meet the Comedy Central Press
Oct19

Meet the Comedy Central Press

In what has been a season of jaw-dropping news, the latest bombshell seems like it was ripped from the pages of Mad Magazine. First, the terrorist group ISIS has now unquestionably emerged as a territory-gobbling group offering the same kind of brutal, merciless murder of men, women and children that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis offered during the 20th century. Hitler had a country to back up and implement his ideological and racist...

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Misnomer ‘Islamic State’ Highlights Dangerous Societal Deceit (Publico, Portugal)
Oct15

Misnomer ‘Islamic State’ Highlights Dangerous Societal Deceit (Publico, Portugal)

What’s wrong with calling the newest terrorist scourge ‘the Islamic State’? Beyond handing the group an easy propaganda victory by conferring upon it attributes it lacks and doesn’t deserve, it contributes to the destruction of language and discourse by assigning false names and descriptions to all kinds of things, concepts and people. Columnist Jose Vitor Malheiros of Portugal’s Publico describes the...

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Energy Drinks Are Dangerous, WHO Confirms
Oct15

Energy Drinks Are Dangerous, WHO Confirms

Energy drinks have long been maligned for the perception that such massive amounts of caffeine can’t be good for anybody, much less children. Now the World Health Organization has validated their fears, on Tuesday proclaiming that rising rates of energy drink consumption is “poised to become a significant public health problem.” Here’s the problem: Hot...

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Taxes and Revenues in Democratic Nations
Sep30

Taxes and Revenues in Democratic Nations

All nations require revenue in order to buy armaments and pay for defense, maintain and expand their infrastructure, keep the health care system and social security intact, support the justice system, pay employees, and so forth. A dilemma in democratic states is how to raise these revenues in a fair and equitable fashion, though no matter what is ultimately decided by the governments, there are always individuals and groups who are...

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Cartoon: Kent State Sweatshirt
Sep22

Cartoon: Kent State Sweatshirt

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You
Sep20

Arsenic-Laced Coffee Good for You

by Walter Brasch You’re sitting in your favorite restaurant one balmy September morning. Your waitress brings a pot of coffee and a standard 5-ounce cup. “Would you like cream and sugar with it?” she asks. You drink your coffee black. And hot. You decline her offer. “Would you like arsenic with it?” she asks. Arsenic? You’re baffled. And more than a little suspicious. “It enhances the flavor,” says your waitress. “I really don’t think...

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