The resignation of Ben Bernanke from the Federal Reserve of the United States (better known as “the Fed”) begins a phase of that institution very different from the one in place since the financial crisis began in the summer of 2007. The main feature that differentiates the period beginning under Chair Janet Yellen [Read more]
In his speech about the activities of the National Security Agency on Friday, President Barack Obama did what he could to maintain a line of balance between demands for more control over the actions of surveillance and the realistic admission that surveillance is an activity in which all countries engage, not just the [Read more]
In their public reports, the companies admit that a growing prison population has a positive impact on their results, and that any relaxation of immigrant detention procedures or sentencing law could pose a threat to their business.
According to a study conducted by Rhodium Group, a group of New York analysts, Chinese investments in the United States doubled in 2013. These investments were concentrated in the energy and food sectors. This analysis, published on Jan. 7, reveals that, after a drop of 36 percent in 2012, China's investments in the [Read more]
It seems to have been difficult for President Barack Obama to relate to Edward Snowden. The National Security Agency whistleblower has become the-man-who-is-not-to-be-mentioned-by-name in the White House. But in last Friday’s speech on surveillance intelligence, the security agency and the NSA’s methods, the [Read more]
Barbie never had children, we never see her in domestic drudgery and she isn't some exploited peasant or a prostitute or the victim of sexual violence. Barbie would never let anything like that happen to her.
If Republicans really want to help the average American they could try to dismantle the cartels operating in the healthcare industry and stimulate the prosecution of companies that force American consumers to pay exuberant prices for medicines and medical procedures.
At its regular session on [Jan.] 23, the Virginia Senate voted 32-4 in favor of a bill to alter the state's public school textbooks. What was previously known as the “Sea of Japan” will now also be called the “East Sea,” a label advocated by the Korean government. Such a course of events gives the impression [Read more]