As inflation continues to erode the value of the dollar, minimum wage workers across the United States are able to buy less and less with their meager pay. According to MIT’s Living Wage Calculator, someone working full-time in Indianapolis, Indiana needs to earn at least
A few weeks ago, Herbert Stephens of Concordia, Missouri, announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Who is Herb Stephens? He’s the candidate with the most political experience, he says. Stephens writes, “Stop Being Clueless Among all the candidates running for the
Some of the following dates may change. North Dakota’s political parties will eventually decide on their own schedule. Check this calendar for updates from time to time. Monday, February 1 Iowa caucuses Tuesday, February 9 New Hampshire Saturday, February 20 Nevada caucuses (Democrats) South Carolina
It’s a mystery: on December 10 2015, Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz introduced S. 2394, a bill with two main provisions. The first provision is to restrict U.S. employers from using the H-1B Visa system to hire non-Americans at wages lower than the
December 10: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.R. 4218, a bill to bring admission of refugees into the United States to a total and immediate halt. December 18: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.Res. 564, a bill that chastises Americans for not embracing the symbols and traditions
If only it were legal for the coal industry to fill the air and water with filth, Congressman David McKinley suggests, then the problem of heroin and opioid drug addiction in West Virginia would just go away.
“We have to get rid of all this PC stuff. And people are worried about if somebody’s going to say that I’m Islamophobic or what have you. This is craziness because we are at war.” — Ben Carson, December 15 2015 Republican Presidential Debate So
Marco Rubio would have taken a stand on the spending bill, the Rubio campaign said, if he had bothered to come to the Senate to cast a vote on it. Rubio couldn’t show up to work because he was too busy going out on tour to promote himself, talking about what a great leader he is.
“Climate change is not science. It’s religion.” — GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, October 29 2015 The latest data update from NOAA’s 1880-2015 temperature record is available. The following graph is drawn from that data, showing that of all the Novembers from all those years,
In the United States of the 19th Century, any huckster with enough money could advertise any “medicine,” declare that it cured disease, and rake in a huge profit. In the best of cases, quack cures like graham crackers and sasparilla drinks did nothing to help people
If Muslim terrorists from the Islamic State were able to unleash one attack the size of the San Bernardino shootings every single day of the year, it would take them ten years at that rate to match the number of Americans killed by the pollutants released by ground transportation in the United States.