Earlier this week, Congressman Ryan and Senator Murray put together a budget deal that should stave off another government shutdown for quite some time. It was passed by the House tonight and will likely go through the Senate tomorrow. Here are the details. The basic gist is that half of the sequester for 2014 is cancelled for a spending hike of $40 billion, mostly in military spending. A quarter of FY 2015′s sequester is … Read more
One point that keeps coming up in the aftermath of Mandela’s death is that many conservatives were opposed to him for decades and fearful of his release from prison. Many opposed sanctions on South Africa during Apartheid, with Reagan vetoing sanctions when they passed Congress.
As it turned out, we were wrong about Mandela. South Africa did not go communist or descend into a bloody race war. Newt Gingrich, who was one of the few … Read more
But instead of doing this I opted to divorce her.
CCTV shows Tao Hsiao, 38, escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home. Eyewitnesses say he could be heard saying they already had more bags than they could carry, but she insisted on going into one more shop where the was a special offer on shoes.
One of the biggest problems with our healthcare system, as David Goldhill has relentlessly argued, is that the incentive system is completely messed up. Almost all the economic forces in healthcare push us toward more expense for less return. Insurance insulates people from cost, the government shells out money with little concern for its use and so the pressure to push costs back down — a pressure that exists in every other industry — is … Read more
Alberto Willmore was a beloved art teacher in Manhattan. Two years ago, police busted him, claiming a marijuana joint they found on the ground belonged to him. He then fell into a morass of legal system delays and education bureaucracy bullshit that he is only now just emerging from.
We think that the two million people in prison are the only damage out insane War on Drugs does. Watch the video to see what a … Read more
And I mean a real one. Let’s start with some background.
Williamson County State’s Attorney Charles Garnati earned a distinction among all Illinois prosecutors as he was sworn into office for his eighth term Monday. Garnati is now the longest continuously serving state’s attorney in Illinois, according to Patrick Delfino, director of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor Office. Garnati, a Democrat from Carterville, announced his bid for re-election Sept. 21, 2011. He ran unopposed