Will the Pentagon’s planned reduction of the Army to “pre-World War II levels” be met with post-World War II solutions, or post-Vietnam-like problems?
Last year, government contracting behemoth Boeing paid an effective tax rate of -1.4%. Yes, you read that correctly—negative 1.4%. According to a new report from the Center for Effective Government, one of America’s biggest corporations, with profits ranging from $1.6 to $5.9 billion over the last five years, found ways to whittle down its effective [...]
Secretary of State John Kerry declared climate change “a threat to national security” and likened it to a “weapon of mass destruction, perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” His declaration during a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia came on the heels of President Obama’s visit to drought-stricken California to deliver both aid and [...]
What exactly is al-Qaeda? Is it a group of committed jihadists previously led by Osama bin Laden? Or is it a “brand?” Is the enemy just the so-called “core” al-Qaeda, or is it now an amorphous conglomerate of affiliates, franchisees and enthusiasts? If “core al-Qaeda” is, as Director of National Intelligence James Clapper just said [...]
GMOs are not popular and Big Ag knows it. That’s why the industry opened its wallet to defeat attempts to pass mandatory labeling of food containing genetically modified components in California ($46m) and in Washington ($22m). It is also why the Grocery Manufacturers Association recently launched a “pre-emptive strike” against labeling at the Federal level. [...]« go back — keep looking »