The message of a new report that was commissioned by the White House says that Broadband internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity.
A White House gate crasher bypassed an unlocked, manual front door and two guards and made it deep into the White House last month, while two K-9s managed to halt a would-be uninvited guests. So far, this year, there have been at least five intrusions on White House grounds demonstrating that maybe Secret Service officers could use some help protecting President Barack Obama.
97% of those surveyed “strongly agreed” with the statement, “I personally do not want to be killed by a drone.”
The Administration’s controversial drone policy could be headed for a possible setback. According to a new poll conducted by the University of Minnesota a broad majority of Americans are opposed to being killed by a drone strike on U.S. soil.
Voters in Colorado who are just now looking over their choices for president may find one surprise: the sheer number of candidates. Check out the field of presidential contenders after the break. (Pics)
Will the internet be in better hands now?
Cybersecurity and the government have been a volitile combination lately, with proposed bills like SOPA, PIPA, and the still-up-in-the-air CISPA at the center of on-and-off internet outrage. So it’s kind of a big deal when the White House replaces its chief of cybersecurity affairs.
Last week, longtime chief Howard Schmidt stepped down…
“Mushroom House” in upstate N.Y. is different, but not the strangest home of 2011.
A quest to find the world’s strangest homes of 2011 began with a compellingly eccentric home located in an exotic place. (Pics)
Newspapers struggle to preserve their legacy
Raymond Alvarez: The White House says there will be no bailout for newspapers.
The media has languished in the grips of depression for 15 years, shedding jobs, and losing ad dollars and subscribers. Indeed, print publishers lately are showing themselves to be yet another example of an old line business that won’t survive.
Our president bears a striking resemblance to the rational “Star Trek” Vulcan whose mixed race made him cultural translator to the universe.
Smoking takes years off your life and adds dollars to the cost of health care. Yet nonsmokers cost society money, too – by living longer.
It’s an element of the debate over tobacco that some economists and officials find distasteful.
When it comes to our tax systems, we are living in caveman times
In the movie The Day After Tomorrow, survivors stranded in a library are easily persuaded to burn the multi-volume IRS Tax Code to stay warm. In this fictional scenario, the question one might ask before securing a match: Why did we wait until the end of the world?
In search of a future for Brentwood, CA … and the U.S. work force
Raymond Alvarez: Earthquakes, a great flood, fires – seemingly nothing could stop the rocking ’90s and California’s Contra Costa County, an area bounded by high tech companies to the south and industrial giants in the north.
Then came the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, the real estate bust.