Oye! News from America
In a recent posting, I looked at America's political one percent of the one percent, the 0.01 percent of Americans that were the mega-donors during the 2014 election cycle. These 31,976 donors contributed an amazing (and influential, no doubt) $1.18 billion in disclosed political
David Sweat, the surviving prison escapee on the run in northern New York, was shot by a state trooper on Sunday, The New York Times reports. He is alive and in custody.
With 1,300 officers looking for Sweat after his accomplice Richard Matt
An analysis by International Security looks at the deadly attacks that have taken place in the United States since September 11, 2001, comparing the number of people that have been killed by both jihadists and those non-Jihadists that hold extreme right-wing, left-wing and other
A recent report by Americans For Tax Fairness looks at how Walmart, the world's largest corporation, uses a vast network of subsidiaries and branches in overseas tax havens with two purposes: 1.) to minimize taxes owed on
On Thursday, a Senate committee voted to add Poland to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) at the request of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), despite the fact that Poland has too high a visa refusal rate to participate. Expanding this risky program to unqualified countries at
While Washington and other levels of government act as though they are being fiscally prudent, in fact, some budget statistics show that some important aspects of government spending are being ignored....at our peril. Here is a graph