Another taxpayer-funded solar-panel company, Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC, is undergoing operational issues, as it recently laid off about 40 people indefinitely due to delays in its production line. CEO and board chairman Michael Cicak would not comment on the timeline of the production changes or when the laid-off employees might return to their jobs.

 

After months of discussion between and among 1,800 contributors to Wikipedia, the online information source, it decided to “go black" on Wednesday to protest the dangers in two bills that threaten the freedom of the Internet. Many other websites are also participating in today's protest.  The bills are the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA).

 

Wednesday, January 18 2012 14:57 Written by Hannah Brems

The Votes Are In; How Did Your Congressmen Do?
The second Freedom Index is now available for the 112th Congress

APPLETON, WIS.  – January 16, 2012 – Votes on key congressional bills have been tallied to indicate the degree of adherence to the Constitution by each representative and senator.  The results are now available in the latest issue of The New American. Editor Gary Benoit announces a second scorecard for the 112th Congress with the publication of “The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution.”

Wednesday, January 18 2012 14:48 Written by Hannah Brems

Oklahoma City to Host Clouds Over America Jan. 20-21
Conference designed to educate and motivate citizens to restore our nation

APPLETON, WIS. – January 13, 2012 – Clouds Over America III will be held Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Character Inn Conference Center (520 West Main St., Oklahoma City, OK).


Despite the rhetoric of most GOP presidential hopefuls, almost half of all Republican primary voters believe the U.S. government must stop spending so much money meddling in world affairs and should focus primarily on domestic priorities instead, according to a new poll released Tuesday by the Washington Times.

 

In a recent article published by The Daily Beast, its Washington bureau chief, Howard Kurtz, reasoned that if “moderate” Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for President, he’ll need to choose a running mate with the conservative bona fides to balance the ticket.

 

The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday threatened to take legal action against Hungary unless it revised its brand new constitution to allow the country’s central bank to operate without interference from the Hungarian government. The EC’s threat requires a response within 30 days.

 

One of the ways of trying to reduce the vast disparities in economic success, which are common in countries around the world, is by making higher education more widely available, even for people without the money to pay for it. This can be both a generous investment and a wise investment for a society to make. But, depending on how it is done, it can also be a foolish and even dangerous investment, as many societies around the world have learned the hard way.

 

Last week, President Barack Obama, at a Capital Hilton fundraising event, told the crowd, "We can't go back to this brand of you're-on-your-own economics." Throughout my professional career as an economist, I've never come across the theory of "you're-on-your-own economics." I'm guessing what the President means by — and finds offensive in — "you're-on-your-own economics" is that it's a system in which people are held responsible for their actions, that they take risks and must live with the results, that people can't force others to pay for their mistakes, and that they can't live at the expense of other people.

 

While the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins crowed about a “consensus” vote for GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum at the special evangelical con-fab called in Texas to choose the Christian candidate preferred over Mitt Romney, not all the faithful were in agreement that Santorum has the intellectual and political prowess to defeat Barack Obama.

 

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