June 21
Curiosity may kill the cat, But for humans, Curiosity cures Ignorance.


From articleThe cuts come as Congress adjusts the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) formula for Louisiana, which saw a boost in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The formula is based on individual incomes, and Senator Landrieu successfully argued that the state should not penalized becau… Read full post »
MAY 4, 2012 2:50PM

Bin Laden documents at a glance

ON THE U.S. MEDIA: Like any public figures, bin Laden and his advisers were mindful of the media. Adam Gadahn, one of bin Laden’s spokesmen, provided a summary of his view of U.S. TV cable news.

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But didn’t Congress spend the money in the trust fund?

Yes, but it would have spent it anyway. Congress spent way more than what it borrowed from the trust fund, which holds roughly one-fifth of federal debt outstanding. There’s a global market for U.S. Treasury securities, which are espe… Read full post »

Some conservative critics of federal social programs, including leading presidential candidates, are sounding an alarm that the United States is rapidly becoming an “entitlement society” in which social programs are undermining the work ethic and creating a large class of Americans who pr… Read full post »

The United States went through its longest, and by most measures worst economic recession since the Great Depression between December 2007 and June 2009. This chartbook will document the course of the economy following that recession against the background of how deep a hole the recession created &nd… Read full post »

Check out Matt Taibbi on Current TV's The Young Turks last night. The topic: Matt's recent Rolling Stone article about too-crooked-to-fail Bank of America. "It’s no different than here on the streets of New York where you see people selling fake Prada bags or phony blue jeans. What they were do… Read full post »

Uploaded by BarbaraBoxer on Mar 13, 2012

I thank three Oscar-winning song writers -- Marvin Hamlisch and Alan & Marilyn Bergman -- for allowing me to play their moving song, "A Woman's Voice," with iconic images that speak to my heart and I hope to yours. It is so crucial to… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 4:17PM

A Civil Right to Unionize

FROM the 1940s to the 1970s, organized labor helped build a middle-class democracy in the United States. The postwar period was as successful as it was because of unions, which helped enact progressive social legislation from the Civil Rights Act to Medicare. Since then, union representation of Ameri… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2012 11:27AM

Obama Explained- By James Fallows

I printed it out and it took 22 pages. Took a while to read too. I loved it! Intelligent, informative, useful and revealing. I will save my copy for my children for the day when they come to ask me later what happen during the Obama Presidency so I can counter… Read full post »

The GOP just can’t quit when it comes to women’s reproductive rights. But now polls are showing that the all-out assault may backfire come November. Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2012 4:40PM

Delusions About the Detroit Bailout

WHEN Mitt Romney takes the podium at Ford Field in Detroit today, he’s likely to include yet another sharp denunciation of the government’s rescue of General Motors and Chrysler.

That Mr. Romney would traverse Michigan trashing a program that saved tens of thousands of jobs at the Detroi

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In the past four decades, the two political parties have become more internally homogeneous and ideologically distant. In “The Audacity of Hope,” Obama wrote longingly about American politics in the mid-twentieth century, when both parties had liberal and conservative wings that allowed cRead full post »

For years, in fact, high-level national security officials both inside the Pentagon and in thinktank land have been acknowledging climate change is for real and that we need to take action to prese… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2011 12:57PM

The Spirit of Christmas- My Take On It

                       The Spirit of Christmas 


            I love Christmas movies and Christmas decorations. I love yummyRead full post »

See the bill and what is in it.

The White House is signing off on a controversial new law that would authorize the U.S. military to arrest and indefinitely detain alleged al Qaeda members or other terrorist operatives captured…

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What needs to be changed is:

           Protesting and having ones say is great, however we are at a big moment when solutions need to be enacted. Here are mine after some study on it.

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Goldman Sachs helped the Greek government to mask the true extent of its deficit with the help of a derivatives deal that legally circumvented the EU Maastricht deficit rules. At some point the so-called cross currency swaps will matureRead full post »

My college age daughter is attending the Wall Street Protest in New Orleans. Her eyes are open to what is happening to our Democracy, along with the other young people in her college group. Since I can't go to the New Orleans Protest and I feel I should do my part-- IRead full post »

OCTOBER 4, 2011 3:13PM

America’s Security Overload

New reports of the shocking number of private contractors working on secret U.S. government programs challenge the belief that they save money—and mock transparent government. Reporter Dana Priest says we need a full accounting if we’re going to continue to fight terrorism successfully.

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 12:55PM

America's Lost Decade

The sad truth is that the past decade has been the worst for this country in 100 years. Read full post »