Mexican shoppers boost So. Ariz. economy

Mexican shoppers boost So. Ariz. economy

BUT WAIT! Aren’t they supposed to be boycotting us over Trump????? MEXICAN SHOPPERS CONVERGE IN TUCSON – Southern Arizona retailers are expected to enjoy a boost in sales for a second straight week, as shoppers from Mexico take advantage of their spring break that can last up to two weeks. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, […]

The war on deadbeat dads, a quarter century later

The war on deadbeat dads, a quarter century later

Following the 1985 publication of Lenore Weitzman’s The Divorce Revolution, an alliance of conservatives and feminists in Canada, as in the US, helped pass punitive “deadbeat dad” laws aimed at bolstering the legal position of mothers and sparing costs of welfare to the public fisc. A generation later, writes Christie Blatchford in the National Post, […]

78 rural hospitals have closed since 2010

78 rural hospitals have closed since 2010

Rural Blog – Seventy-eight rural hospitals have closed since 2010, according to the University of North Carolina. What happens to one of these towns when it loses its hospital, especially if that hospital is the lifeline for the community? Haywood, Tenn., lost its only hospital three years ago and still hasn’t recovered, Amy Goldstein reports […]

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt calls for ‘exit’ of Paris Climate Agreement

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt calls for ‘exit’ of Paris Climate Agreement

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has called for America to “exit” the Paris Climate Agreement signed by Barack Obama last November. In an interview with FOX and Friends, Pruitt said that “Paris [agreement] is something that we need to really look at closely. It’s something we need to exit in my […]

7 Steps to reach inbox bliss

7 Steps to reach inbox bliss

As a busy CEO and founder, I receive hundreds of emails every day and send around 50 myself. Yet at the end of the day, my inbox is empty. I follow a principle called Inbox Zero. No, I don’t have an assistant managing my emails. And no, Inbox Zero is not just a dream – […]

Study suggests emphasis on speed enforcement is misguided

Study suggests emphasis on speed enforcement is misguided

The insurance industry has long said that punitive speed enforcement is essential for traffic safety. Strict punishment is needed, they insist, to prevent the intentional speeding of impatient motorists. In a study to be published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, researchers from the University of Western Australia provide evidence they believe suggests exceeding […]

Liberal icon calls leftist obsession with Russian election claims ‘laughable’

Liberal icon calls leftist obsession with Russian election claims ‘laughable’

Famed linguist and polemicist Noam Chomsky said recently that Democrats are becoming an international punchline for obsessing over theories that Russia somehow manipulated the U.S. election outcome. Even if Russia was somehow able to interfere in the election, Chomsky contends that the country’s actions would still in no way stack up to the kind of […]

Free speech roundup

Free speech roundup

A weekly roundup of Freedom of Speech stories. “Spanish woman given jail term for tweeting jokes about Franco-era assassination” [The Guardian] If California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s 15-felony complaint and arrest warrant against activist filmmakers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt is a vendetta, it’s one motivated by speech. That’s serious [Jacob Sullum] “A.B. 1104 — a […]

Chicago area immigration lawyer gets 15 months for asylum scam

Chicago area immigration lawyer gets 15 months for asylum scam

Fabricated persecution claims are an insult (and in practice a menace) to those who have suffered genuine persecution: “When he found a client seeking asylum in the United States, typically from Iraq, the suburban attorney would quickly forge that person’s name on an application and pepper the person’s life story with horrific hardships, including kidnappings, […]

Ridership drops for Washingon’s Metro

Ridership drops for Washingon’s Metro

Washingtonian – Metrorail lost so many customers in 2016 that its decline in passengers actually dragged down national light-rail and subway ridership into negative territory, according to a new analysis of federal transportation statistics. TransitCenter, a research and advocacy group in New York, found that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s 14 percent drop in […]

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