New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year…

Colorado communities push back as state leaders laud air rules – Denver Post

Colorado communities push back as state leaders laud air rulesDenver PostThe oil and gas boom in Weld County has brought transportation problems and officials are looking to use oil and…

Homeless man pays property taxes after moving into abandoned Cleveland … – The Plain Dealer

Homeless man pays property taxes after moving into abandoned Cleveland …The Plain DealerMr. Hayes, a homeless man, moved six years ago into an abandoned house on Cleveland’s West Side, where…

Sean Hannity Might Leave New York. Gasp! – Huffington Post

Huffington PostSo, Sean Hannity might leave New York. Will New York survive? That’s for the future to decide. The Fox News host and radio man, it seems, doesn’t like the…

Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this…

Justices Pass on Tax Case From Online Merchants – New York Times

New York TimesWASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling from New York’s highest court requiring Internet retailers to collect sales taxes even if they…

Supreme Court Won’t Review NY Sales-Tax Law for Online Retailers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the long-running battle over whether states can force online retailers to collect sales taxes, leaving consumers in many states to…

US top court declines to hear online retailers tax case – Reuters UK

US top court declines to hear online retailers tax caseReuters UKWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to tackle the long-standing question of whether Internet retailers like…

Geek Culture Has Failed Us

My issue with what “Geek Culture” has become, today, is that it has little to do with science and space exploration and colonization, and too much do with mindless, selfish,…

President Obama On Meet The Press Talks Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy President Barack Obama was on NBC’s Meet The Press this morning to talk with show host David Gregory…

Obama And Biden Focus On Guns, Fiscal Cliff At Press Conference

On Wednesday morning, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden appeared before the nation to announce their intent to do something to curb the use of assault weapons as a…

Ben Stein Tells Fox News America Has To Raise Taxes On Very Rich

Ben Stein, still better known for his role as the teacher in Ferris Buehler’s Day Off who said “Buehler. Buehler? Anyone? Buehler?” may have just equaled, if not topped that…

Mitt Romney Debates Himself (Video)

Who is GOP Presidential Candidate Gov. Mitt Romney? Is he the man who wants to reduce taxes that will cost $5 trillion in revenue? Or is Mitt Romney the one…

Mitt Romney Lied At Debate: Sought Foreign Tax Credit To Offshore Jobs

President Obama’s Presidential Debate Rope-A-Dope Strategy is paying off. Governor Mitt Romney’s being exposed as telling lies last night. But the biggest lie is the one not noticed by a…

Oakland City Council At-Large Debate Recap

Last night (August 29th) I attended the debate between four of the five Candidates At-Large for a seat on Oakland’s City Council at the Kaiser Center. In attendance were candidates¬†Incumbent…

Mitt Romney focus of hilarious poem by 92-year-old Ralph Maxwell

You have to stop and watch this great poem by Ralph Maxwell. Mr. Maxwell is a World War II Veteran, and has eleven grandchildren and six kids, and is a…

Bill O’Reilly Has Female-Hating GOP Operative Tim Graham On Show

Bill O’Reilly and Fox News must think the American public is stupid. Just moments ago, O’Reilly had on a man named Tim Graham with the “Media Research Center” to talk…

As Mitt Romney Speeds To GOP Nom, Questions About Finances

Mitt Romney’s speeding toward what looks to be the Republican Presidential Nomination for President. Romney’s just made a GOP Primary sweep, taking Washington DC, Maryland, and Wisconsin on Tuesday, and…

President Obama’s Nationalist State Of The Union Speech

President Obama’s State Of The Union Speech was an address that, like the one last month in Kansas, was focused on restoring America’s Economy via not just government investment, but…

Osawatomie, Kansas: President Obama’s Best Speech In 2011

What will be called the Osawatomie Speech, for President Teddy Roosevelt’s famous speech at the same place calling for a stronger role for the American Government in the American Economy,…

Justin Bieber Sings ‘Baby’ From Toothbrush – Really

You see the funniest things while standing in line at retails stores. In this case, it was during a quick trip to the Walgreens located near Lake Merritt here in…

Microsoft and Google Secrets, and Blacks In Tech

It’s funny who you run into while traveling around the country, as this blogger does. In this case, I happened to sit next to an engaging and talkative man who…

Gary Johnson vs Ron Paul

Ron Paul has always been set a part from all the other Republicans running for President, because he is so much different in his views than the others who stood…

President Obama’s New Plan

President Barack Obama has laid out a new deficit plan earlier today, Monday, September 19. The New York Times reports: “The president proposed raising taxes by $1.5 trillion, mostly on…

Mitt Romney Jobs Presentation Panned On Twitter

Whatever reputation former Governor Mitt Romney had for being “robotic” was cemented Tuesday with an awful presentation of his plan for the American Economy. This blogger watched, as Romney’s presentation…

Warren Buffett vs Michael Arrington – Soak The Super Rich? Arrington’s Wrong

TechCrunch Founder and Editor, and friend, Michael Arrington, has weighed in on Warren Buffett’s op-ed in the New York Times Monday entitled Stop Coddling the Super-Rich. It’s a work worth…

S&P Blames GOP For U.S. Credit Problem, Associated Press, Politico Cover It Up

The Standard & Poors’ rating agency decision to reduce the United States’ long term debt from AAA to AA+ was explained in a press release that specifically mentioned “the majority…

Laser focus on jobs

The good news as Wall Street gives a thumbs-down to the “No taxes, No jobs” deficit-ceiling-deal (with its built-in automatic spending cuts virtually certain to kick in amid more Congressional…

Debt Limit : Obama Bests GOP, Tea Party Via Budget Control Act

The title above – “Debt Limit : Obama Bests GOP, Tea Party Via Budget Control Act” – is tame. It should read “President Obama fools GOP into thinking it got…

Debt Limit – Macroeconomic Reason For Its Increase Using IS LM Model

This is a vlog unlike any other I’ve made before. The idea is to use a long-standing macroeconomic model called “IS / LM” to explain why the debt limit must…

California Online Tax Causes Tripple Taxation On Cal S-Corp Businesses

California and Governor Jerry Brown made a massive error in the formation of a California Online Tax, that amounts to tripple taxation in the state for online S-corporations. Amazon and…

Might Romney or Bachmann unseat President Obama?

Not in 2012. The debate last night showed there’s still room for national-caliber candidates, which is probably why Ambassador Huntsman is set to jump in. While Huntsman comes as no…

Clean coal? Really?

The extraction, transport, processing, and combustion of coal, the predominant fuel on the planet for electricity generation including roughly 50% of the electricity in the U.S., also creates multiple hazards…

President Obama to sign 1099 Health-Reform Repeal

CFO.com has reported that the Senate has passed the 1099 repeal of the requirement of health-care reform law. This is going to President Barack Obama for his signature to make…