A fresh narrative of the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 emerges from 29,000 pages of Fed documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and central bank records of more than 21,000 transactions. While Fed officials say that almost all of the loans were repaid and there have been no losses, details suggest taxpayers […]
"Your chance of dying in a bathtub is about one in a million, and from terrorism is about one in 3.5 million," says Ohio State political scientist John Mueller in a recent discussion with Reason.TV's Nick Gillespie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFlcBTa7IwI You can pick up a copy of Mueller & Stewart's new book "Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, […]
The Transportation Security Administration says passengers will likely notice fewer pat-downs of children and other changes at airports over this long weekend, the busiest travel days of the year. – The Hill Thanksgiving Provides Test for New TSA Procedures – The Hill Euro on "Death Watch"? – CNBC Russia Could Target Missile Defense Sites – […]
The Air Transport Association expects 2 percent fewer people will fly this Thanksgiving week compared with last year, while AAA projects a 4 percent increase in automobile travel. As the T.S.A. observes its 10th anniversary, it also faces lawsuits over the legality of its passenger searches, growing scrutiny of the cost-effectiveness of its screening measures, questions about […]
It seems so very long ago when President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He got it only because he hadn't had enough time to start any new wars. But he's sure been busy since then! He's made Afghanistan his own war, with more American dead since he took office than before. He […]
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