This is a clear case of one part of the US government bureaucracy not knowing what another part is doing...and that allowed the teenage runaway to climb into a passenger jet's wheel well at the San Jose, California airport, Sunday. You can be sure Al Qaeda is watching this one. There is tape of the boy climbing the fence. It could have been a ...<< MORE >>
By DAVID FIRESTONE APRIL 22, 2014
The next time a lawmaker or a corporate executive tries to persuade you that Washington is an even playing field, responsive to the concerns of all constituents, feel free to point them to the quarterly lobbying report of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Its most recent report, filed on Monday, shows the staggering amount ...<< MORE >>
The US Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding a Michigan voter initiative that bans the use of race-based admission policies at the state’s public universities may not have immediate impact for colleges outside of Michigan, but it gives a go-ahead signal to other states contemplating similar initiatives –and sends a message about where America's highest court stands on affirmative action.
“This decision provides room ...<< MORE >>
The giant chemical and food processing industries are in a tizzy because Americans want genetically engineered food labeled. So they've gone to Congress to block your right to know what you're eating!
A bill in the House would actually ...<< MORE >>
Airplane stowaways have been known to survive before. A teen in Nigeria survived in a wheel well during a domestic flight in 2013. But that journey was only 35 minutes and stayed at comparatively low altitudes.
The Hawaiian Airlines flight reached 38,000 feet and was 5-1/2 hours long. At such altitudes, oxygen levels are low and temperatures can reach minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Authorities say the boy was passed out for most of the ...<< MORE >>
A New York Times Comment
Next year, in December, delegates from more than 190 nations will gather in Paris to take another shot at completing a new global treaty on climate change. This will be the 21st Conference of the Parties under United Nations auspices since the first summit meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
For the most part, these meetings have been exercises in ...<< MORE >>
A virus has killed millions of young pigs, leading to higher hog prices. Catalin Abagiu for The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it's trying to combat a fast-spreading swine virus by requiring the pork industry to report and track all incidents of the disease.
The USDA said the measures could help ...<< MORE >>