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    Carter: ‘Inappropriate’ for U.S. to Block Member of Terrorist Group from Entering Country

    Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday said he is supportive of letting a known member of a terrorist group, Hamid Aboutalebi, into the United States as Iran’s newest ambassador to the United Nations. Aboutalebi was a member of the Muslim student group who held 52 Americans hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran … More

    Even Captain America Wants Tax Breaks

    Today’s the day: #CaptainAmerica #WinterSoldier explodes into theaters worldwide! Got your tickets yet? pic.twitter.com/wYPUK21c1r — Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 4, 2014 “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which began storming U.S. movie theaters last night, filmed key scenes last May in Washington, D.C. But few movies or TV shows not starring … More

    Why Doesn’t the AP Support Freedom of Speech in Cuba?

    According to an AP story released yesterday, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is under fire for not being sensitive enough to the Cuban government. But that’s not USAID’s job. Nonetheless, USAID is being slammed for providing Cubans with an uncensored social media platform. USAID’s “ZunZuneo” program had been … More

    Obamacare Costs Force Kansas Hospital to Lay Off Employees

    A Kansas hospital is laying off 15 employees in anticipation of multi-million-dollar losses due to Obamacare. Newman Regional Health hospital in Emporia, Kansas, is bracing itself for the “negative financial impacts of the Affordable Care Act,” according to a local news report. In order to address the $3.5 million loss … More

    The Chamber in Silicon Valley: Looking for the Next Bill Gates?

    The Chamber of Commerce announced this week it is opening a second office in Silicon Valley. The Chamber is no doubt in the hunt to expand its membership base, but will it lobby for policies that encourage the next generation of garage discoveries and creative destruction—or lock in the market … More

    March Jobs Report: No Change in Unemployment Rate

    The March employment report showed modest job gains of 192,000 with the unemployment rate unchanged at 6.7 percent. Unemployment remains highest among teenagers (20.9 percent) and African Americans (12.4 percent). The sectors with strongest growth were food services and drinking places (+30,000) and temporary help services (+29,000). With additions in … More