Tag Archives: government

Health Insurer Coverage Denials Could Be Rallying Point for Bipartisan Reform

Partisan infighting may have stymied healthcare reform in the short-term, but both sides of the aisle must agree that Americans who have purchased health insurance should at least get the coverage they paid for. But new polling data suggests that… Continue reading

America and guns: Why do so many stoke paranoia about firearms?

My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something.
But New York politicians are so eager to… Continue reading

Donald Trump: The first Hispanic president

Funny headline, huh? Because of course Donald Trump isn’t Hispanic. More importantly, the Hispanic world seems at war with Trump over his recent comments about “Mexico and Central America sending us their worst citizens, not their best.” And corporate America… Continue reading

Fox News Poll: Voters distrust government, say Obama not most transparent

June 29, 2015: President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington before signing H.R. 2146 Defending Public Safety Employees Retirement Act and H.R. 1295 Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The nation’s… Continue reading

Surplus military Humvees heading to the highway?


It just got a little easier to take the ultimate off-roader onto the street.
Last December, the Defense Logistics Agency began selling off surplus military Humvees to the public for the first time through auction site GovPlanet.com, which is… Continue reading

Trump 2016? – Jeb Bush Makes It Official

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush takes the stage as he formally joins the race for president with a speech at Miami Dade College, Monday, June 15, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Controversial television personality and businessman Donald Trump expected… Continue reading

Calling America ‘Land of Opportunity’ offensive, University of California warns professors

Phrases such as “America is the land of opportunity” and “America is a melting pot” are “micro-aggressions” that could leave some students feeling discriminated against, according to a new faculty training guide put out by the University of California that… Continue reading

Time to pull your kids out of public school?

My high school colors were green and white. At graduation the boys wore green robes and the girls wore white. No one considered the girls inferior because of the color of their robes.
Today, we live in different times. My… Continue reading

Supreme Court rules Facebook threats as ‘free speech’ unless there’s intent

Photo illustration. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

On June 1, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 ruling, stated that Facebook threats are not criminal — at least until it is proven that they have some measure of intent. While free speech defenders… Continue reading