Minimum wage report puts Democrats on defensive

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A report by Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party's drive to boost the federal more…

San Francisco rent prices will make you cry

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Ever since the U.S. housing market bubble busted and bottomed, San Francisco was one of the handful of markets to roar back so aggressively that some more…

Is it time for guaranteed income?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reason) Switzerland will soon hold a nationwide referendum on granting a guaranteed and unconditional minimum monthly income of $2,800 for each Swiss adult. In America, where Lyndon Johnson's more…

Netflix traffic throttled by broadband companies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ZeroHedge) For years, the Netflix streaming business has been growing like a parasite, happy to piggyback on established broadband infrastructures, where the broadband companies themselves have becomes competitors more…

IRS 'trusted partner' is Obamacare propaganda tool

by Chelsea Schilling -- A purportedly "objective" think tank and taxpayer-funded federal contractor – described by the IRS as its "trusted partner" – is acting as the Obama administration's propaganda tool for more…

'We need the iPhone of guns'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) One of California's largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch. The watch's primary more…

Sebelius: 'No evidence' Obamacare costs jobs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Monday that there is zero evidence of job losses occurring as a result of the new federal more…

Pope eyes finance branch overhaul

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Pope Francis penned a new missive on the injustices of poverty Wednesday amid indications he is eyeing a major overhaul of the Vatican's financial house by more…

Leak makes home appliances susceptible to hijacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Ars Technica) Security researchers have taken the unusual step of recommending that people stop using Belkin's WeMo home automation products after uncovering a variety of vulnerabilities that attackers more…