“State lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with. The measure, sent … read more
Renegade Minnesota doctor — makes same-day house calls, spends 30 minutes with each patient, and accepts payment in cash, checks, eggs, wine, pork sausage, pickles, homegrown tomatoes, or homemade pies, but not insurance, Medicare or Medicare.
CNN reports that Florida teachers are protesting—and more important, suing—against a requirement that they contribute 3 percent of their pay toward funding their pension benefits. The lawsuit, filed Monday by the Florida Education Association in Circuit Court in Tallahassee, argues … read more
Despite a NATO bombing campaign that has pummeled his nation’s capital and international sanctions that have crippled his government, Moammar Gaddafi appears to have pulled off a feat that has eluded Harry Reid and Barack Obama: He has passed a budget. … read more
Yesterday, National Journal blasted around a report from their Marc Ambinder announcing that “Petraeus would endorse 30,000 troops home by end of 2012.” It’s rare to see such a transparent effort to box in a commander with a leak so … read more
With two Mormon candidates vying for the Republican nomination, pollsters have sought to quantify a common observation: significant portions of the electorate, particularly evangelicals, will not vote for Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman due to their Mormon faith. In a … read more
The Billion Prices Project @ MIT has just been updated with daily price data through June 1, and is reflecting moderating inflationary pressures that have fallen to a new 5-month low (see chart above of monthly inflation rates since 12/25/2010). … read more