An Arizona ballot measure would prohibit government contracting that gives preferences to minority-owned businesses to universities that consider race and ethnicity in student admissions. Private businesses would be unaffected.
PAIR SEES POTENTIAL FOR PROFIT, ATTENTION IN IMUS INCIDENT. By JASON WHITLOCK AOL Sports Commentary
Six years ago, anyone in a boat could have gone up the murky Brazos River, hopped ashore and walked up to a tank holding one of the world's deadliest chemicals here at the nation's largest petrochemical complex.
Concerned about an increase in violence on television, the Federal Communications Commission urged lawmakers to consider regulations that would restrict violent programs to late evening, when most children would not be watching.
The following item is absolutely the most ridiculous hypothesis yet about the Virginia Tech massacre. Next to this one, that is. Courtesy of Drudge (displayed above the logo next to Sanjaya) and the New York Times blog:
Allegations of American Express people-tracking blueprints first came to light at a conference sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America in Washington, D.C. last month. There, Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Founder and Director of CASPIAN...
A nation that once prided itself on a sense of rugged individualism has become uncomfortably obsessed with racial group identities.
For 3 lacrosse players at Duke University, the year-long ordeal of defending themselves against incendiary sexual-assault charges is over, the case dropped after North Carolina's attorney general declared the 3 "wrongly accused." But it
Sen. Carl Levin, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today released the newly declassified report of the Dept. of Defense Inspector General on its "Review of the Pre-Iraqi War Activties of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defens
The WTO said the United States ignored the previous ruling, which challenged the U.S. ban on payments to gambling Web sites while allowing bets on its own soil.
;-D The District of Columbia is trying to fix its image, so it is spending $150,000 to choose a new motto for the city. A Washington Post article on the search for a catchy slogan made the mistake of permitting reader suggestions. Some of the in
Mega-contractors such as Halliburton and Bechtel supply the government with brawn. But the biggest, most powerful of the "body shops"—SAIC, which employs 44,000 people and made $8 billion last year—sells "expertise" behind the war
Unfortunately for New Mexico's poor, as the data in this study show, the solution to date has often been bigger goverment which, as our study shows, has actually exacerbated the problem. (What a shock)
New rules at the Congressional Research Service could further restrict CRS reports from public view. CRS Director Daniel Mulhollan wrote a memo this week requiring that CRS employees get approval from divisional managers before releasing reports
The mayor of New York City asked Congress to reopen the government fund for victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks _ and spare his city the prospect of losing billions of dollars in related lawsuits.
We felt this was an important intellectual contribution to alonovo from the Libertarian perspective and we have also applied this philosophy to the organizations we work with that range from CODEPINK to the National Military Family Association.
The American ideal of open government has reached critical condition and needs intensive care. We have enough lab results to know the news is bad: The oldest still-pending FOIA request is old enough to join the Army and go to Iraq(18 years).
Under a little-noticed provision in the USA Patriot Act, the Treasury Department has ordered severe restrictions against foreign banks or countries for reasons beyond the stated purpose of the law and without producing evidence.
(We'll examine this document further and provide more information later - just released)
The insurance industry is one of Washington's fiercest and best-funded lobbies, so it rarely gets surprised. But industry representatives acknowledged amazement their most important federal benefit -- an antitrust exemption -- is in danger.
What if the U.S. government released an "educational video" to teach today's Americans how to be good citizens? (Funny and Sad)
On August 8, 2005, the United States Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Among other changes, this act modifies the start dates and the end dates for daylight saving time (DST) Law effective 03-
A revolt against a national driver's license, begun in Maine last month, is quickly spreading to other states. Within a week of Maine's action, lawmakers in Georgia, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington state also balked at Re
DO NOT LIE OR OTHERWISE BE IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION ON A PARK BENCH … DO NOT SLEEP OR REMAIN IN ANY BUSHES, SHRUBS OR FOLIAGE … per city code. BATHING AND/OR SHAVING IN RESTROOM IS PROHIBITED … per city code 18A.09 (p) … LAUNDERING CLOTHES IN LAKE EO
Vandals have shattered windows at three mosques and a dozen businesses popular among Shiite Muslims along Warren Avenue, the spine of the Arab community here. Most in Dearborn’s Iraqi Shiite community blame the Sunni Muslims.
Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is known for pushing laws that favour the environment, has not yet taken a position on the Bill.
The nation's chief telecommunications regulator stands accused of misrepresenting the facts while pushing through rules that will make it easier for big phone companies to get into cable television. The policy change won approval by the Federa
To the Spierings, Nebraska's requirement that newborn babies undergo blood screening within 48 hours of birth is an infringement on their religious beliefs and their right to decide what's best for their four children. [your children?]
"Our traditions and our liberties are closely connected," freedom having been "praised for … several hundred of years." English freedom was race- and class-bound, "but the fact that our rulers have to pretend to like freedom
For 60 years, it has depicted how close the world is to nuclear disaster. Today, scientists will move its hands forward to show we are facing the gravest threat in at least 20 years.