Democrats are once again raising the Social Security issue to scare older Americans. The Democratic National Committee on Monday released a new Web video "aimed at helping voters keep track of McCain's Social Security rhetoric." ~ VIDEO
Interviewer: Speaking of 9/11, you’ve said that Bush mishandled the empathy that many countries felt for America after the terrorist attacks. In your mind, how could have Bush capitalized on that empathy? What could he have done that would have taken things in a much more positive direction?
American supermarkets are epics of excess: it often seems like every item in the store comes in a "Jumbo" size or has "Bonus!" splashed across the label. But is it possible that the amount of food Americans are buying is, in fact... shrinking?
As never before, the two main candidates have carved out international itineraries that are taking them to major world capitals and hot spots – a diversion from the usual hopscotch campaign map that tends to favor the swing regions of, say, Ohio and Florida.
Grave robbing has become an above-ground affair.
Gone are the days when enterprising thieves would dig up an old grave and pillage for gold teeth and rings. Today, it's mostly the bronze markers and flower vases that draw their attention.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials on Saturday that comprehensive immigration reform is his "top priority -- yesterday, today and tomorrow." ~ TALKING BACK
Medicaid and Medicare combined made an estimated $23.7 billion in "improper payments" last year, according to government audits.
In the past decade, U.S. trade and investment with China has increased dramatically. Today, China has become the U.S.’s fourth-largest trading partner, following Canada, Mexico, and Japan. Foreign direct investment in China by U.S. firms has increased from only $200 million in 1989 to more than $7.8 billion in 2000.
How the Government Robs the Social Security Trust Fund and Gives it to the Military Industrial Complex...
The fortunes of the American Empire and the Military/Industrial Complex have until recently risen and fallen together. Most recently, however, the US Military/Industrial Complex has become a vast web entangling the US government, foreign "allies, and a vast infrastructure of contractors and suppliers. This un-elected, unaccountable web threatens to kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
The United States is an illegal occupying force that should hand the 132 islands of Hawaii back to the monarchy overthrown more than a century ago, according to members of a Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
The Freedom Movement has suffered a great loss. Kent Snyder, chairman of my presidential campaign, lost his tragic battle with pneumonia last week. Kent was a true lover of liberty. He was an American patriot. He was my friend. And, he will be missed. ~ Ron Paul
The government wants your old-fashioned energy-hungry incandescent tungsten light bulb gone, and gone soon. But some people are willing to go to great lengths to hang onto the lights they love.
Scientists can grow tissue in their laboratories, so why not make tons of meat in a big vat? ~ VIDEO
As you may already know, June is the most popular month in this country for weddings. So now that the marrying month is almost over, I thought it might be a good idea to turn the focus to... What else? Divorce!
Consumers at the gas pump aren't the only ones suffering sticker shock. Military units in Iraq and elsewhere will see another hike in fuel costs next week, the second increase this budget year because of soaring oil prices.
Dr. Robert E. Booth Jr. with an artificial knee during surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital. Booth says he performs about 1,200 knee replacements a year. In the past decade, hip- and knee-replacement surgery has exploded - nearly doubling to about 750,000 operations a year and fueling a multibillion-dollar implant industry with profit margins approaching 20 percent. - Clem Murray / Inquirer Staff Photographer
"In implementation of the Geneva Conventions... the necessary measures are being taken to provide for the burial of enemy soldiers," the Mehr news agency quoted General Mir-Faisal Bagherzadeh as saying.
A new poll in Georgia, the home state of Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, indicates that he could deprive Republicans of critical votes in a state the GOP has carried in each of the last three presidential elections.
One of the most dramatic changes in American life in the years since World War II involves the way we raise our children. We used to do it ourselves. Now, we're being 'convinced' we have 'better things to do', many of us leave the job to others.
They're in millions of mouths worldwide, but have been linked to heart disease and Alzheimer's. Now a report concedes they may have a toxic effect on the body.
Do we really know Barack Obama? Most voters say, 'no'. His past is a blur and secretive. An Obama presidency will be even more secretive...
Clarence and Rudine Ridgley can feed their entire block with the produce from their "Edible Estate", a community garden and art project commissioned by the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore that seeks to bring the garden from the backyard to the front. - Leslie Furlong photo
Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scans help doctors detect everything from cancer to kidney stones. But some physicians are raising concerns about the safety of such procedures — most notably, an increase in cancer risk.
For more than two years, undercover cops on the Sacramento Police Department's vice squad have been working one of the most draining beats: trying to crack down on online child prostitution. ~ VIDEO