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  • CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation: Who Is Sean Cairncross?

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Cairncross has no background in development aid to poor countries, which is the mission of the organization he was nominated to lead. He was, however, former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ assistant, a position whose days were numbered after Priebus was ousted six months into Trump's presidency. Years earlier, as counsel for the Republican National Committee, Cairncross helped push the GOP's “voter fraud” agenda, coming out against voter registration efforts and pushing voter ID laws.   read more
  • Stranded Seal Shipped Home by FedEx

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    A stranded young Atlantic Harbour Seal was sent from Bermuda to Newark, New Jersey, via FedEx last week. The young male seal, starving and suffering from a laceration in his neck, was found washed up on a beach in Bermuda on February 15. He was on...   read more
  • The Strange Case of the Missing Ex-FBI Agent

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    What happened to Robert Levinson? That’s what his family and former colleagues at the FBI would like to know. Levinson, a 28-year retired veteran of the bureau, disappeared two years ago off the coast of Iran, last seen on Kish Island, where consu...   read more
  • Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management: Who is Ines Triay?

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    When Barack Obama selected Inés R. Triay for the position of Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (OEM), he decided that her qualifications as a 24-year veteran of the Energy Department, including her oversight of a key nuclear waste d...   read more
  • Save Capitalism by Limiting Executive Pay: Kathy M. Kristoff

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    Limiting executives’ pay isn’t just good political fodder for liberals—it’s also a matter of survival for the stock market and capitalism, insists Los Angeles Times business columnist Kathy M. Kristoff. What Wall Street and its defenders need to r...   read more
  • Green in Color, National Parks in Washington Are Going Greener

    Wednesday, April 01, 2009
    Most national parks are green in color to begin with, but now the National Park Service (NPS) in the state of Washington is instituting new programs that will reduce the heavy carbon footprint that is being left behind by visitors and staff member...   read more
  • Talk about Entourage—Obama Does the UK

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    President Barack Obama arrives in Great Britain today, bringing with him the customary—and gargantuan—entourage that recent U.S. presidents have been known to tow along on overseas junkets. No less than 500 officials and staff are accompanying Oba...   read more
  • Were Wounded Soldiers Used as Guinea Pigs?

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    An investigation by the Baltimore Sun has discovered that the U.S. Army rushed the use of experimental medical treatments for troops injured in Iraq, only to recall many of the risky therapies after results showed them to be ineffective or dangero...   read more
  • Supreme Court Considers Landmark Environmental Case

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    The fate of a little known lake in Alaska, and potentially the practices of the mining industry in the United States, may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in the coming weeks. The case involves a tiny body of water known as Lower Slate Lake, i...   read more
  • Obama Top Recipient of AIG Campaign Contributions

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    For all the talk about the need to prop up insurance giant AIG because of its place in the financial industry, it is important to note that many in Washington backing the company’s bailout have received generous contributions from the beleaguered ...   read more
  • Drug Cartels Halt Production of Hollywood Film

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    The ever-expanding violence of the drug trade in Mexico is now impacting Hollywood. Production of the film Queen of the South was called off last week after numerous death threats were levied at the director, Jonathan Jakubowicz. Starring Eva Mend...   read more
  • U.S. Infrastructure Report Card: D

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    When it comes to making the grade for having good roads, schools, mass transit and other key elements of infrastructure, the United States is headed for failure. This according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), whose latest report...   read more
  • Spanish Court to Consider Torture Investigation of 6 Bush Officials

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    The Spanish judge who went after Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1998 has now set his sights on former members of the Bush administration, arguing that they violated international law by justifying the use of torture against suspected terrori...   read more
  • Chinese Cyber-Spies Infiltrate Computers in 103 Countries

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    A vast electronic spy network, which experts believe originated in China, has infiltrated computers in more than 100 countries and stolen documents, according to two studies just released. Canadian researchers at the Information Warfare Monitor (I...   read more
  • Obamanomics-The Trickle-Up Theory: Robert Reich

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    As much as conservatives insist President Barack Obama’s economic policies (dubbed “Obamanomics”) threaten a return to big government, Robert Reich argues that the new administration offers a plan that is “remarkably conservative.” The former Secr...   read more
  • Mythical Defense Cuts: Steve Chapman

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    Conservatives have already begun to lament so-called defense cuts for the U.S. military by the liberal Obama administration, says Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, even though the facts prove otherwise. Chapman cites research by MIT defense...   read more
  • U.S. Wasted $3-5 billion in Iraq Reconstruction…Next Stop—Afghanistan

    Sunday, March 29, 2009
    If the Obama administration wants the US mission in Afghanistan not to become the money pit Iraq has been, then it needs to start reading. The special inspector for Iraq reconstruction has released a nearly 400-page report on what the United State...   read more
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