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- Study: Take-Home Pay Buys More in Right-to-Work States September 2, 2014A study released by the respected Tax Foundation last week ranks Washington among the top 10 most expensive states in which to live. t turns out all but one of the 15 highest cost-of-living states are also forced unionism states, where workers are fired if they decline to join an approved labor organization.
- U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Targets Shabab Leader September 2, 2014
- Bullish U.S. manufacturing, construction data bolster growth outlook September 2, 2014
- Recap of Last Week’s Top Stories September 2, 2014Missed the international headlines last week? No problem, I have the highlights covered in my weekly wrap-up at IJReview. Be sure to give it a read. Stories include the latest in Ukraine, Obama’s press conference on foreign policy and Syrian war crimes.
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today September 2, 20141) The Prime Minister of Lesotho, a small African country located inside South Africa, fled the country this weekend after an attempted coup he is blaming on the deputy PM backed by the military. The conflict between the two has been on-going and South Africa is now holding talks for both sides. 2) The U.S. military […]
- Happy Labor Day September 1, 2014Taking the day off and enjoying time with my family. Hope you are, too!
- Report: Obama’s Daily Briefs Had Detailed Information on ISIL Threat For A Year September 3, 2014
- Ukrainian Journalist Tells RT To Stop Lying, Refuses Interview Live On Air September 2, 2014
- Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks on 9/11 September 2, 2014Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning tha
- Affordable Housing Is a Symptom of Sound Urban Policy August 29, 2014Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong. What he fails to see is that the same impulse that attempts to control land uses in California, making housing expensive, also makes unduly […]
- Making the Poor Subsidize the Rich August 28, 2014Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State Legislative Auditor. Moreover, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, the agency’s fare structure makes the poor subsidize the rich, which the agency has signed c
- No One’s Riding Light Rail, So Reduce Fares and Build More August 27, 2014Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route. But little development is taking place, so the Virginian Pilot has come up with a grand idea: reduce fares by two thirds. That, the paper’s editorial writers guesstimate, […]