Seven Top FIFA Officials Among 14 Arrested on Corruption Charges
May27

Seven Top FIFA Officials Among 14 Arrested on Corruption Charges

#FIFA CORRUPTION CHARGES:  Seven top FIFA officials, including vice president Jeffrey Webb, were arrested in Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich on bribery charges. Kudos to America for finally taking down Sepp Blatter who ran FIFA like a Don. Too bad he wasn’t one of the officials arrested this morning. Julio Rocha, president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation; Jose Maria Marin, vice-president of the Brazil Football Federation; and...

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Cartoon: Amtrack derailment
May20

Cartoon: Amtrack derailment

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How to lose a trade agenda (Guest Voice)
May12

How to lose a trade agenda (Guest Voice)

How to lose a trade agenda by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Let’s suppose you are trying to bring a friend around to your point of view. Would you tell her she’s emotional, illogical, outdated and not very smart? Would you complain that he’s being dishonest, fabricating falsehoods and denying reality with his knee-jerk response? Such a method of a persuasion is likelier to...

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Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper
May07

Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper

Los Angeles Times Parent Company Buys San Diego UT Newspaper by Chris Jennewein SAN DIEGO (SDONA) — The U-T San Diego newspaper was sold Thursday to Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times, for $85 million. The sale was announced in a breaking-news email alert from the San Diego newspaper. It ends 146 years of private ownership of the newspaper. The U-T’s current owner, “Papa” Doug Manchester, would retain ownership...

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Huckabee’s ill-fated quest
May06

Huckabee’s ill-fated quest

Huckabee’s ill-fated quest by Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Before Mike Huckabee took the stage at the launch of his presidential campaign Tuesday, crooner Tony Orlando warmed up the crowd with his 1970s hit, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon.” It was a fitting prelude, because Huckabee’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is also a throwback: The former Arkansas...

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2016 already bought and paid for
May05

2016 already bought and paid for

Greg Sargent is pretty sure the Republicans have wrapped up the 2016 election …in dollar bills. The Federal Election Commission has all but given up. Over the weekend, the New York Times published a sobering interview with the head of the Federal Election Commission, who confirmed that she had largely given up on the agency playing a meaningful role in restraining fundraising and spending abuses in the 2016 campaign. The...

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Experience Counts
May05

Experience Counts

In politics, as in every other field, experience counts, and in fact may be the most important quality a candidate for an important post possesses. This is even more true for the presidency than any other position. Certainly, there are some things one can learn on the job, but a certain level of sophistication and experience are necessary in a president for his or her administration to be successful. Wisdom only comes with age, and a...

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The 50 States of Workers’ Comp Laws
May04

The 50 States of Workers’ Comp Laws

It would be a mistake to think that we live in one country. In point of fact, the United States is nothing less than a collection of 50 small countries, each with their own cultures, idiosyncrasies and, of course, laws. Recreational marijuana, for example, is legal in just four states: Colorado, Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. But in Pennsylvania, our state senate seems to be making no progress at all; they’re still bickering about...

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California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites
May02

California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites

California: Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites by Miriam Rafferty SACRAMENTO (SDONA) – The tobacco industry has succeeded in snuffing out strict limits proposed on tobacco at ballparks. Legislators on the Assembly Governmental Organization Committe, many of whom took hefty contributions from tobacco interests, voted overwhelmingly to water down a bill that originally would have banned all tobacco products at...

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Regulating Multi-national Corporations
Apr28

Regulating Multi-national Corporations

The word multi-national makes regulation of corporations and financial institutions along with equitable taxation extremely difficult. Though most of a corporation’s business may be in a particular country or countries and most of its manufacturing or investments may take place in another nation, the company may locate its headquarters and primary habitat in a completely different nation that has nothing to do with these or with its...

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Cartoon: Koch Bulimia
Apr26

Cartoon: Koch Bulimia

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Cartoon: Billionaire Frat Boys
Apr24

Cartoon: Billionaire Frat Boys

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McDonald’s, Coca-Cola scrambling to connect with health-conscious millennials
Apr23

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola scrambling to connect with health-conscious millennials

There may be no more American a meal than a Big Mac washed down by a Coke, but the companies behind the menu are facing some big question marks as they try to stay relevant in an increasingly Chipotle-and-bottled-water world. Once the twin symbols of U.S. corporate ingenuity, innovation and global branding might, McDonald’s Corp....

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Will Immigrants Be Key to California—and America’s—Success?
Apr19

Will Immigrants Be Key to California—and America’s—Success?

Will Immigrants Be Key to California—and America’s—Success? By Chris Jennewein Last Wednesday afternoon, a booster rocket built in Los Angeles came very close to making the first return landing in history after lofting a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster tipped over after landing, but it’s another example of out-of-the-box thinking by entrepreneur Elon Musk, an immigrant from South Africa...

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How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Raised Money For GOP
Apr18

How ‘Liberal Hollywood’ Raised Money For GOP

After the Republicans took over the House of Representatives in 2010, Hollywood bigwigs, often stereotyped as liberals, adapted. In order to build clout with the new Congress to help ensure favorable legislation, the entertainment industry started moving its money to Republicans. The Wall Street Journal chronicled this major shift last year. Now, emails from executives...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Taxes
Apr15

What We Talk About When We Talk About Taxes

We have a real communication problem in America, and it goes far beyond hysterical, dishonest news outlets and the general ignorance of the American people. No; this communication breakdown goes to the heart of the federal government—and aristocrats’ pocketbooks. The Left and the Right frequently spar over taxes in this country: how to implement them, how much to demand, what a “fair share” looks like, and whether corporations should...

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SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says
Apr15

SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says

SeaWorld ‘Lies,’ False Marketing of Orcas Must Stop, New Suit Says by Ken Stone Times of San Diego SAN DIEGO (SDONA) — For the third time in three weeks, SeaWorld has been sued over its killer whales. But the latest case, filed Monday in San Francisco Superior Court, calls for more than ticket refunds. The court is being asked to force operators of the San Diego theme park to admit they lied about orca care and “cease...

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Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices
Apr09

Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices

Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices by Dan Doyle The upstream oil and gas industry is not a black hole. There’s no mystery wrapped in an enigma here. There are a lot of meetings with engineers, chemists and geologists. There’s a constantly evolving learning curve. And then there’s all the regulations and compliance. But all-in-all it’s pretty straight forward, that is, until the media gets a hold of it....

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Why Cadillac’s $12 Billion Gamble To Get Back Its Mojo Won’t Pay Off
Apr08

Why Cadillac’s $12 Billion Gamble To Get Back Its Mojo Won’t Pay Off

THE NEW CADILLAC CT6 IS BASED ON THE ELMIRAJ CONCEPT CAR It is difficult to say when Cadillac lost its mojo and began to relinquish its crown as America’s leading luxury car to Mercedes and eventually Lexus and other German brands, but I’ll pick 1992 when an ungainly and arguably ugly boat called the Cadillac Deville waddled onto the scene. Since then, it has been pretty much downhill for Cadillac as it lost its...

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The Implications of Low Fertility Rates for Developed Nations
Apr07

The Implications of Low Fertility Rates for Developed Nations

Advanced industrialized societies are slowly dying because of low fertility rates. The rates reflect the perceptions of women in these societies of how their lifestyles will be affected by having children. Fertility rates drop temporarily in times of economic hardships, wars or famines, but the current decreases in the industrialized nations have been consistent. At present, essentially no advanced society has women bearing children...

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