In a piece titled, America’s Coastal Royalty, Victor Davis Hanson writes about the coastal monopoly on decisions made for “fly-over” country. The densely populated coastal corridors from Boston to Washington and from San Diego to Berkeley are where most of America’s big decisions are made. They remind us of two quite different Americas: one country […]
Gallup reports that 9% of Americans say Obamacare has so far helped their family versus 19% that say the health law has hurt their family.
American 15-year-olds continue to turn in flat results in a test that measures students’ proficiency in reading, math and science worldwide, failing to crack the global top 20, reports NPR. The Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, collects test results from 65 countries for its rankings, which come out every three years. The latest […]
The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson writes, “The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets Wednesday to weigh how best to maintain stable — but very high — crude oil prices in the face of rising U.S. shale oil production and jostling among the members of the cartel that hope to expand production in 2014. “Analysts […]
“Insurance companies are still waiting for key parts of HealthCare.gov to be built—and still having trouble with the parts that are in place. Important pieces of the Obamacare site are still glitchy, or missing altogether,” writes National Journal. “And the site’s botched rollout is hardly boosting confidence in the vital components that still need to […]
Charitable giving increases dramatically during the Christmas holiday season. Today is #GivingTuesday, a campaign encouraging more and smarter giving during the holidays. Check out these resources on how what you give can have more impact.
Kimberley Strassel warns music teachers in the Wall Street Journal that the feds are on to them. Teddy Roosevelt busted Standard Oil. The Obama administration? It’s making the world safe from rapacious piano teachers. Every month, it seems, brings a new story of this presidency leveling the intimidating powers of the federal government against some […]
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Starting in 1991, they asked men to wear white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and […]
It was a spectacular free fall, with 63 women ranging in age from 20 to 53 years old jumping head first attempting to break a world record. It took a few tries, but this weekend they nailed it in Arizona.
Total spending from Thursday through Sunday fell 3% from a year earlier to $57.4 billion, with shoppers spending an average $407.02, down 4% from $423.55 a year earlier, according to the National Retail Federation. The retail trade group said the number of people who went shopping over the four-day weekend that kicked off with Thanksgiving […]