Archive for the 'United States' Category

The Hazards of Hospitals (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Health Care, United States

From the graphic: “We all think of the hospital as the place to go to get better. But hospitals in the United States are making people sicker at alarming rates. Between overtired interns, germ-covered doctors, and haphazard record keeping, you might find yourself in more trouble than you were when you checked in.“ Tweet

August 31st, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

State Party Affiliation Still Leans Left

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans, United States, Video

Gallup did a state by state assessment and came up with the following map. Very discouraging for the Repubs out there. I think this is mostly due to the fact that Republicans still aren’t proposing viable solutions. And that’s probably because they lack any true leadership right now. Also, whether they want to admit it […]

August 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Helium-3: Energy Godsend?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in China, Energy, Russia, Science, Space, Technology, The Politics Of Film, The World, United States

I’ve been genuinely intrigued at how much fiction and reality have been intersecting recently. See, there’s this film called MOON and it follows the story of a guy working on the far side of the moon who figures out that there’s a lot more to his mission than collecting the natural resource Helium-3. It’s a […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Penn & Teller On Patriotism

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in United States, Video

A great video for today. What do you love about the United States? And, on the other hand, what do you think we could be doing better? Tweet

July 4th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

“And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air…”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, United States

Happy Independence Day everybody. Hope you and yours have a fun and safe 4th. And, as always, thank you so much for reading and joining the conversations here. Tweet

July 4th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Tensions With North Korea Increase

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in North Korea, United Nations, United States

North Korea seems very insistent on testing President Obama. Apparently, the U.S. government is tracking a North Korean freighter suspected of carrying illicit arms. Government officials say they will act within the bounds of a recent UN Security Council resolution which permits international navies to request the inspection of North Korean cargo vessels but does […]

June 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Government Looking To Downsize Cities

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ideas, United States

It started in Flint, Michigan, but it could be extended to other blighted communities across the nation. From Telegraph: The radical experiment is the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes Flint. Having outlined his strategy to Barack Obama during the election campaign, Mr Kildee has now been approached by the US […]

June 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Could Obama Have Performed Better in Latin America?

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Foreign Policy, United States, Venezuela

Barack Obama’s handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has managed to upset more than a few observers. Of course, the negative reaction from the right has been so predictable and overblown, there’s been little room for a more reasonable critique of Obama’s performance in Latin America. Thankfully, Eugene Robinson, writing for the Washington Post has […]

April 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

US And Russia Agree To Arms Deal Within The Year?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Military, Nuclear, Russia, United States

Some good news already from G20: After a meeting between the two men in London, on the eve of the G20 summit, President Obama also accepted an invitation to fly to Moscow in July, by which time both sides hope negotiators from both countries will have worked out an arms control deal to replace the […]

April 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ANP (VIDEO): Fed Lends Two Trillion Without Oversight

By American News Project | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Bailouts, Bloomberg, Congress, D.C., Dodd, Economic recovery, Economy, Film, Florida, United States, Wall Street, Washington, WTF?

If you thought $700 billion was a lot of money, well.. It is. But $2 trillion is.. ridiculous. This is Danielle Ivory from ANP. Congress and the new administration have been focusing their attention on strengthening oversight for the Treasury’s TARP program, but meanwhile few are paying any attention to the Federal Reserve. Since September, […]

January 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »