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- WPC: Bills on Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay = Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy January 28, 2015The post WPC: Bills on Sick Leave, Vacation, Holiday Pay = Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy, Hypocrisy appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Budget and Policy Center: 100% of Income Gains Have Gone to Richest 1% in Economic Recovery January 28, 2015The post Budget and Policy Center: 100% of Income Gains Have Gone to Richest 1% in Economic Recovery appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Washington Business Leaders Create New ‘Opportunity Washington’ Program January 28, 2015The post Washington Business Leaders Create New ‘Opportunity Washington’ Program appeared first on Washington State Wire.
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Syria, Yemen & Argentina January 27, 20151) Kurds fighting in Syria have retaken the strategic town of Kobani from ISIS. Syrian President Bashar Assad told U.S. journalists he would be willing to cooperate with any country trying to defeat the Islamic State, including the U.S (a change in his previous position). Meanwhile, non-essential opposition members have met with the Syrian government … Conti
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Greece, Egypt & Zambia January 26, 20151) Left-wing Syriza party won Greek elections this weekend by 36%, making Alexis Tsipras the next Prime Minister. Syriza will reject austerity measures and challenge the European Union. The only question that remains is if Syriza will need a coalition or will be able to rule on their own as a single party. 2) … Continue reading Top International Stories to
- Top International Stories to Watch Today: Somalia, Ukraine, DRC & Saudi Arabia January 23, 20151) A suicide car bomb attacked a hotel in Somalia, where Turkish delegates were meeting. While none of the delegation was harmed, two policemen were killed in the attack which is being claimed by al Shabaab. President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey had planned to arrive in Somalia tomorrow. 2) The UN has condemned a deadly … Continue reading Top International St
- Senate Judiciary to Grill Obama’s AG Nominee January 28, 2015The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold two days of hearings starting Wednesday to consider President Obama’s nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and Republican members will use every opportunity to challenge the Obama administration’s executive actions on a wide range of issues.
- Obama’s Foreign Policy Pronouncements Undone by Reality January 28, 2015
- Spy Ring Arrest Highlights Jump in Russian Spying Under Putin January 28, 2015The arrest of a Russian SVR intelligence officer and identification of two of his accomplices in New York this week highlights aggressive spying operations around the world under Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Evgeny Buryakov, an SVR officer working undercover as an employee of a Russian bank, was arrested in the Bronx on Monday by FBI agents. Two other SVR
- Transit Idiocy January 28, 2015Self-driving cars could “make congestion dramatically worse,” warns a headline in the Atlantic‘s CityLab. Simulations show that, if just 25 percent of cars on the road are self-driving, the article says, there will be a lot more delays at intersections. It’s not surprising that the transit crowd would want to try to discredit the idea […]
- Someone Teach Him the Laws of Supply & Demand January 27, 2015With its “vibrant mix of residential, retail, commercial and green space,” Arlington County, Virginia is exactly where a lot of Millennials in the Washington DC area would like to live–at least according to one such Millennial named Harrison Godfrey. However, many can’t, as the median home price is $550,000, which is far more than two […]
- The Ideal Communist Climate-Friendly City January 23, 2015To stop climate change, Al Gore wants to spend a mere $90 trillion rebuilding all of the world’s cities so that everyone is living in such high-density neighborhoods that they don’t need cars. While a few curmudgeonly types might think that $90 trillion sounds like a lot of money, it really isn’t, say Gore and […]