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Poor Economy Helps Military Recruiting

One winner in the economic downturn is the military, which has finally seen a five-year recruiting crisis come to an end. In February, all branches of the military met their recruiting goals, and the Army, which has been under the most stress,...   read more

Obama Asks American Bar Association to Resume Vetting Judicial Nominees

President Obama has reversed another policy of George W. Bush by asking the American Bar Association (ABA) to resume reviewing potential judicial nominees and to rate their qualifications. Beginning in 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Fed...   read more

U.S. Industrial Output at 61-Year Low: Here’s the Reason

The Federal Reserve reported Monday that in February the operating rate of U.S. factories dropped to 67.4% of capacity, the lowest level since 1948. Why is this a 61-year record? Because 1948 was the year the government started keeping records. Th...   read more

Single-Payer Health Care: A Solution In Search of Attention

As President Obama and his new administration attempt to reform the American health care system, one viable and desirable option is being kept off the table: single-payer health care. Single-payer health care is a financing system whereby the U.S....   read more

Who’s Next? Companies on Verge of Defaulting on Debt Payments

Moody’s Investors Service has issued a list of 283 “Bottom Rung” companies that are most at risk of defaulting on their debt payments. Moody’s expects 45% of these firms to default over the next 12 months. Among the most well-known of these high-r...   read more

A Growing Industry in Hard Times: Prisons

Even in the midst of a struggling economy, in which most states are facing budget deficits, the prison industry has continued to experience significant growth and increased funding. A recent report released by the Pew Center on the States, entitle...   read more

Leon Panetta Absolves CIA Torturers…Why?

On Thursday, CIA Director Leon Panetta sent an e-mail to CIA employees reassuring them that no one who engaged in torture would be held accountable as long as they were following orders. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Clinton sig...   read more

Unemployment Rate Highest Since Reagan

The current unemployment rate of 8.1% is the highest since December 1983. The Reagan Recession unemployment rate remained above 8.1% for 26 consecutive months and peaked at 10.8% in November and December 1982. Before Ronald Reagan left office, it ...   read more

Secret Bush Memos Released...And the Ones Still Hidden

The Justice Department publicly released nine highly controversial legal opinions, kept secret until now, which gave George W. Bush unchecked powers during his “war on terror.” The contents reveal that the Bush administration took the position bes...   read more

Is Bagram Obama’s Guantánamo?

President Obama’s lawyers announced last month that he will be upholding Bush administration policy that forbids detainees imprisoned at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan from challenging their imprisonment in U.S. courts. This action raises the poss...   read more

Three Ways to Investigate Bush—Or Not

A solid majority of Americans want an investigation into some of the seemingly illegal excesses of the administration of George W. Bush, such as the use of torture, secret prisons and wiretapping without warrants. The question is: What kind of inv...   read more

China on a Global Shopping Spree

Times may be looking bleak for Chinese workers, but for China’s leaders and the banks they control, the global economic crisis is an opportunity to make investments around the world at bargain prices. This month alone, China has signed oil agreeme...   read more

Beyond Fingerprints: FBI, Lockheed Build Billion-Dollar ID System

The current identification system used by the federal government, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, is ten years old and out of date. The FBI, with primary contractor Lockheed Martin, is developing, for $1 billion, its re...   read more

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

One of the great and most mysterious failures of the administration of President George W. Bush was its inability to capture Osama bin Laden, the alleged financial backer of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Considering that bin Laden is 6’4” and in nee...   read more

U.S. Military Looking for Skilled Immigrants

The United States Army will begin offering American citizenship to skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, in exchange for their military services.   Currently, only immigrants who are permanent residents with “gr...   read more

Obama Supports Bush Policy on State Secrets

The Obama administration surprised federal appeals judges in San Francisco by arguing that a lawsuit by one current and four former detainees should be dismissed because it would reveal state secrets. The case involves Guantánamo prisoner Binyam M...   read more
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Top Stories

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Poor Economy Helps Military Recruiting

One winner in the economic downturn is the military, which has finally seen a five-year recruiting crisis come to an end. In February, all branches of the military met their recruiting goals, and the Army, which has been under the most stress,...   read more

Obama Asks American Bar Association to Resume Vetting Judicial Nominees

President Obama has reversed another policy of George W. Bush by asking the American Bar Association (ABA) to resume reviewing potential judicial nominees and to rate their qualifications. Beginning in 1953, the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Fed...   read more

U.S. Industrial Output at 61-Year Low: Here’s the Reason

The Federal Reserve reported Monday that in February the operating rate of U.S. factories dropped to 67.4% of capacity, the lowest level since 1948. Why is this a 61-year record? Because 1948 was the year the government started keeping records. Th...   read more

Single-Payer Health Care: A Solution In Search of Attention

As President Obama and his new administration attempt to reform the American health care system, one viable and desirable option is being kept off the table: single-payer health care. Single-payer health care is a financing system whereby the U.S....   read more

Who’s Next? Companies on Verge of Defaulting on Debt Payments

Moody’s Investors Service has issued a list of 283 “Bottom Rung” companies that are most at risk of defaulting on their debt payments. Moody’s expects 45% of these firms to default over the next 12 months. Among the most well-known of these high-r...   read more

A Growing Industry in Hard Times: Prisons

Even in the midst of a struggling economy, in which most states are facing budget deficits, the prison industry has continued to experience significant growth and increased funding. A recent report released by the Pew Center on the States, entitle...   read more

Leon Panetta Absolves CIA Torturers…Why?

On Thursday, CIA Director Leon Panetta sent an e-mail to CIA employees reassuring them that no one who engaged in torture would be held accountable as long as they were following orders. In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed, and President Clinton sig...   read more

Unemployment Rate Highest Since Reagan

The current unemployment rate of 8.1% is the highest since December 1983. The Reagan Recession unemployment rate remained above 8.1% for 26 consecutive months and peaked at 10.8% in November and December 1982. Before Ronald Reagan left office, it ...   read more

Secret Bush Memos Released...And the Ones Still Hidden

The Justice Department publicly released nine highly controversial legal opinions, kept secret until now, which gave George W. Bush unchecked powers during his “war on terror.” The contents reveal that the Bush administration took the position bes...   read more

Is Bagram Obama’s Guantánamo?

President Obama’s lawyers announced last month that he will be upholding Bush administration policy that forbids detainees imprisoned at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan from challenging their imprisonment in U.S. courts. This action raises the poss...   read more

Three Ways to Investigate Bush—Or Not

A solid majority of Americans want an investigation into some of the seemingly illegal excesses of the administration of George W. Bush, such as the use of torture, secret prisons and wiretapping without warrants. The question is: What kind of inv...   read more

China on a Global Shopping Spree

Times may be looking bleak for Chinese workers, but for China’s leaders and the banks they control, the global economic crisis is an opportunity to make investments around the world at bargain prices. This month alone, China has signed oil agreeme...   read more

Beyond Fingerprints: FBI, Lockheed Build Billion-Dollar ID System

The current identification system used by the federal government, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, is ten years old and out of date. The FBI, with primary contractor Lockheed Martin, is developing, for $1 billion, its re...   read more

Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?

One of the great and most mysterious failures of the administration of President George W. Bush was its inability to capture Osama bin Laden, the alleged financial backer of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Considering that bin Laden is 6’4” and in nee...   read more

U.S. Military Looking for Skilled Immigrants

The United States Army will begin offering American citizenship to skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, in exchange for their military services.   Currently, only immigrants who are permanent residents with “gr...   read more

Obama Supports Bush Policy on State Secrets

The Obama administration surprised federal appeals judges in San Francisco by arguing that a lawsuit by one current and four former detainees should be dismissed because it would reveal state secrets. The case involves Guantánamo prisoner Binyam M...   read more
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