This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others
Two years ago, President Barack Obama shoved his audacity of hope into the garbage disposal, making a deal with Republicans to create drastic budget cuts in domestic social programs. Obama assured us that it was a carefully crafted compromise that would ensure that the government
Yesterday, by a vote of 278 in favor and 174 in opposition, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve a huge spending package of 578.6 billion dollars for the military. The legislation, H.R. 2685, raises military spending above the level requested by the military
Senator Rob Portman of Ohio took explained this week why the military contractor General Dynamics needed an extra $314 million: to fight the Russians before 2020. His floor remarks: “The big news when I was over there was that there was a road march being
A few years ago, I looked into the ties that connected the top 10 federal contractors of 2010 and 2011, and last year I took an updated look at the top contractors of 2013. Let’s return to that subject again using federal contracting data for 2014, using
For the money that Ratcliffe wants to spend on just one malfunctioning Osprey MV-22, the Open World Leadership Center could operate for over 22 years.
“Five Things You Need to Know,” reads the headline from this morning’s USA Today newspaper. What are those five things? 1. Waco police are investigating an incident in which rival biker gangs shot at each other. 2. The American Council of Sports Medicine has released its
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal
Senator Dan Coats asks us to laugh at the silly study of the benefits of massaging bunny rabbits, but I suggest that we take a step back and actually think about it, rather than just reacting viscerally.
Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, a Republican from Alabama, proposed a new amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. The constitutional amendment introduced through S.J. Res. 9 would allow the U.S. Congress to pass a budget with deficit spending only if the
If you spend enough time in alternative medicine forums, you’ll hear a claim like the one William made here today: “There are cures for Cancer out there but big PHARMA is spending billions to prove that there isnt….because the cures there is no big bucks