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Exactly Why Are the Kids Coming Home?

by Froma Harrop The age of “residential adolescence” is upon us, apparently. Nearly 45 percent of adults ages 20 to 24 now live at home with their parents. That’s 1.7 million more than in 2005. Nicholas Retsinas, a real estate expert at Harvard Business School, […]

by · July 8, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Iraq Vet Tammy Duckworth Making Second Bid for Congress

Iraq Vet Tammy Duckworth Making Second Bid for Congress

Six years after losing a heartbreaker in a bid for the Illinois congressional seat vacated by the late Henry Hyde, Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth is again running for the U.S. House. Duckworth, who lost both of her legs and the partial use of her […]

by · July 7, 2011 · 1 comment ·

Why the Civil Service Is No Way to Run a Business

by Michael Barone What’s the fair way to run a large organization? That’s a question that is squarely, and interestingly, raised by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, a Supreme Court case decided last week.         The lawyers for the plaintiffs, […]

by · July 7, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Roemer to Declare Candidacy at Saturday Rally

Roemer to Declare Candidacy at Saturday Rally

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer will announce his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination at a rally in Bossier City on Saturday, reports the Shreveport Times. Roemer, whose candidacy has been largely ignored by the mainstream media, formed an exploratory committee in early March and […]

by · July 7, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Romney Outpacing GOP Rivals in Money Chase

Romney Outpacing GOP Rivals in Money Chase

Mitt Romney’s campaign reported earlier today that it raised $18.25 million during the second quarter, four times as much as any other declared GOP presidential hopeful. Though less than the $23 million raised by the former Massachusetts governor during a comparable period in 2007, Romney’s […]

by · July 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Romney Holds Commanding Lead in New Hampshire

Romney Holds Commanding Lead in New Hampshire

A new WMUR poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over the rest of the Republican field in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. The survey of 357 likely Republican primary voters, conducted between June 21 and July 1, gives Romney 35 percent […]

by · July 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Four Trillion for War — and Rising

by Joe Conason Anyone paying attention to the costs of U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan must have known that the president badly underestimated those numbers on June 22, when he told the nation that we have spent “a trillion dollars” waging war over […]

by · July 6, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Klansman David Duke Reportedly Considering Presidential Bid

Ex-Klansman David Duke Reportedly Considering Presidential Bid

The Daily Beast is reporting that former Klansman David Duke is thinking about seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Duke, 61, plans to test the waters by launching a 25-city tour later this month. A former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who later […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Cain Loses Key Tea Party Supporter in Iowa, Names New State Director

Cain Loses Key Tea Party Supporter in Iowa, Names New State Director

Saying that Herman Cain’s campaign had become “just too messy,” Tea Party activist Charlie Gruschow of West Des Moines resigned from the pizza magnate’s campaign on Sunday.  Gruschow’s resignation follows the recent departures of Tina Goff, Cain’s Iowa organizational director, and Kevin Hall, who had […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·

Yes to Violence, No to Sex

by Robert Scheer This American life of ours has long been pro-violence and anti-sex, unless the two can be merged so that violence is the dominant theme. The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that historical record on Monday in declaring California’s ban on the sale of […]

by · July 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·