Google chairman Schmidt to visit North Korea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Brisbane Times) Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on more…

Bullet-tax proposal is new twist in gun-control debate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Stateline) The Newtown, Connecticut school shooting has reactivated many familiar gun-control measures at both the state and federal level, from assault weapons bans to universal background checks for more…

Deal leaves charities', NGOs' fears unresolved

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Denver Post) The fiscal cliff agreement passed late last night extends some much-needed benefits and tax breaks, but looming spending cuts leave minority and poverty-stricken communities in limbo. more…

Roubini: America still doesn't get it

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) Last night the House of Representatives voted 257-167 to pass the fiscal cliff bill. Many have pointed out that president Obama has come out the winner, more…

Al Jazeera buys Al Gore's Current TV

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business more…

Tax breaks for rum, algae, Hollywood

by Taylor Rose -- WASHINGTON – Hundreds of millions of dollars in "tax credits" were loaded into the Democrats' final "fiscal cliff" bill, which passed the House yesterday. "The deal as it more…

National debt doubles under Bernanke

by Jerome R. Corsi -- NEW YORK – Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke is known among some economists as “Helicopter Ben,” for his tendency to hover over developing financial crises only long enough more…