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  • Coal plant pollution
    Colorado joins growing list of states suing over Clean Power Act
    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced on August 29 that she will be joining a growing list of states suing the EPA over President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The lawsuit was launched two weeks ago by 15 states, but that number is...
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    Puerto Rico considers statehood in the midst of economic crisis
    Puerto Rico has been bandying about the idea of becoming the 51st state for nearly half a century now, and support has grown over time. Four votes have been held, in 1967, 1993, 1998, and 2012, each time the percentage of voters who want the full...
  • Oil prices plunge to lowest level in nearly six years
    Oil prices plunge to lowest level in nearly six years
    Crude oil has dropped to its lowest price level in more than six years, according to an article published by Market Watch on August 24, 2015.Oil fell below $38 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on August 24 during the early hours of...
  • Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck lists fifteen cities for his followers to avoid
    Glenn Beck is known for statements that have a tendency to be a bit overblown at times, but his latest bombast has millions of people scratching their heads. Known for preparing for what he views as the inevitable collapse of society, he will...
  • American flag
    United States drops to twentieth in Human Freedom Index
    The United States of America is the beacon of modern democracy, and the land of the free, right? Well, it turns out that may not be as accurate as many would believe. According to the latest Human Freedom Index, released on August 18, good ol...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the July 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on August 7, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2015 is 5.3 percent, unchanged from June, and down from 5.5 percent for May and 6.2 percent for July 2014.Total non-farm...
  • Denver montage
    Colorado cities dominate Forbes' list of best places to do business
    Forbes is out with their latest rankings of the best places to do business in the United States, and Denver is at the top of that list. The latest ranking came out on July 29, and Colorado cities featured prominently on the list in general. It...
  • The Decision Teeter-Totter
    Mental levers that move the libertarian world
    Archimedes famously declared "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." Now the question is whether "mental levers" are long enough – or effective or persuasive or...
  • Life Control, Life Satisfaction, and economic freedom
    Fraser Institute study shows link between happiness and economic freedom
    A new study released by Canadian economics research group The Fraser Institute confirm what most reasonable people probably already knew: People who live with economic freedom are happier. The study, entitled Economic Freedom, Individual...
  • Planned Parenthood and Ukraine
    Planned Parenthood and Ukraine: There is no such thing as non-lethal aid
    After the recent release of undercover videos featuring a executive of Planned Parenthood talking about harvesting organs from aborted fetuses, conservatives have renewed calls to strip the organization of taxpayer funding. Liberals have countered...
  • Greece bank anarchy
    Why fixing Greece requires anarchy
    On July 5, the Greek people voted against the latest bailout offer from the European Union, moving the country closer to an exit from the Eurozone and a return to its former national currency, the drachma. The government had already defaulted on a...
  • Senator Jeff Merkley
    Bipartisan bill aims to give marijuana businesses legal path to banking
    The legal marijuana industry has been an overwhelming success in the states that have implemented it. It has created unprecedented job growth, led to massive immigration into its states, and become the fastest growing industry in America. However,...
  • President Obama
    Historic nuclear deal with Iran is good for all sides
    An historic nuclear deal was reached on July 14 between seven nations that will ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons. The deal has proven controversial both within the United States and abroad, even leading to elected American officials...
  • Serena Williams: The Renaissance Athlete
    Serena Williams: The Renaissance Athlete
    Serena Williams has captured her sixth Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam title of her career by defeatingGarbine Muguruza at theWimbledon 2015 women’s singles final. She is one of the greatest tennis players of all time regardless of...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the June 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 3, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2015 is 5.3 percent, down from 5.5 percent for May, 5.4 percent for April, and 6.1 percent for June 2014.Total non-farm...
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