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Anthony Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and OJ - Hire an Investigator

If you smell something burning, it is Anthony Weiner's future going up in smoke. Weiner is a brash and bright Democratic congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Up until recently, he was considered a leading contender to become New York City's next mayor, a race for which he has...

California Prisons - Supreme Court's Scary Power Grab

The U.S. Supreme Court effectively ordered California on Monday to release 33,000 inmates over two years from an in-state prison population that numbers about 143,000. Kent Scheidegger of the tough-on-crime Criminal Justice Legal Foundation...

Square Register Card Case, iPad App: New Square Features for Consumers, Retailers

Mobile payment processor Square announced on Monday a new checkout feature for the iPad that helps merchants stay in touch with customers as well as offering a new feature called the Square Card Case.  According to PC World, Square Register is a new iPad app...

Sarah Palin's Birther Baptism by Fire

As governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin "demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders," The Atlantic's Joshua Green reports in a must-read story. "She set aside private concerns for the greater good, forgoing a focus on social issues to confront the great problem plaguing Alaska, its corrupt oil-and-gas politics. She did this in a way that seems wildly out of character...

Tax Increases and Economic Growth - The Future of American Prosperity

Members of both parties agree that Washington’s present fiscal course is dangerously unsustainable. We’re now borrowing 40 cents for every dollar we spend. This profligacy continues to weaken the dollar, threatening its status as the global reserve currency and fostering anxiety in the bond markets....

GOP: Try Again on Medicare

Nice try, Republicans, running a political protection racket to push your Medicare scheme. Scrubbed of the sweet talk about saving Medicare, your offer boiled down to this: You older folks support us, and we won't touch a hair on your government health-insurance plan. Only those 55 and under get whacked...

When Trees Are Gone With the Wind

Monster winds recently ravaged the South, leaving behind all varieties of loss -- human and material. The photos often centered on the exposed, tangled root systems of giant trees to illustrate nature on the rampage. Raleigh, N.C., the "City of Oaks...

Independent Payment Advisory Board and Medicare - "We" the Experts

Among the many government entities that are created by ObamaCare, one is especially troubling because it is comprised of a group of unelected government bureaucrats who will make critical changes in how the nation’s seniors receive health care...

TMobile iPhone 4 White Rumors - Prototype Photos Leak

TMobile iPhone 4 white rumors - leaked photos and more details revealed by BGR.Com. Will T-Mobile have the iPhone for the US market? Rumors and a bit of underlying buzz have the gadget watchers excited as now several photos of an iPhone prototype...

Curbing Medicare Costs Without Vouchers

About 10 years ago, a new radiation treatment for prostate cancer came on line. A single course of "intensity-modulated radiation therapy" cost Medicare about $42,000. The older radiation therapy cost $10,000. Hospitals bought the new machines and stopped...


 

 

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