Joel Brandon

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Obama ethics chief accuses Trump of violating emoluments clause: 'See you in court Mr. Trump'

Norm Eisen, the top ethics official under former President Obama, is accusing President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti defends right to release …

A President’s Economic Decisions Matter … Eventually

<i>This is</i> <i>In Real Terms</i><i>, a column analyzing the week in economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns?</i> <i>Email me,</i> <i>or drop a note in the</i> …

ICE Reports They Have Lost Track Of 1500 Children They've Taken From Parents

It's a little horrifying to write this on Mother's Day, but I can't imagine a more apt metaphor for the horror that is the Trump administration's …

In taking on high drug prices, Trump faces a complex nemesis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before taking office, President Donald Trump railed against the pharmaceutical industry and accused it of "getting away with murder."<p>The populist rhetoric appears to be giving way to a more nuanced strategy focused on making the pharmaceutical market more open and competitive, …

Health Care

International Tourism to the U.S. Declined in Early 2017

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first few months of this year than over the same period last year, confirming concerns of some in the travel industry.<p>New figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce show a drop in international visitors to the United States …

Tourism

U.S. Added 313,000 Jobs in February. Here’s What That Means.

Whether you work on Wall Street or in a warehouse, behind a cash register or on a construction site, the jobs report released by the government on Friday offered some good news.<p>A winning combination of hefty job creation and a swelling work force signaled the economy’s fundamental strength. At the …

Economy

Disclosing the Costs of Corporate Welfare

A new government accounting rule will soon spotlight the true costs of corporate tax breaks.<p>For decades, politicians of both parties have touted the …

Taxes

Did the Bush Tax Cuts Lead to Economic Growth?

One of the big issues Congress faces is whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended. If Congress fails to act, the tax cuts will expire …

Do Tax Cuts Help The Economy

In the news: Congress debates extending an extra tax cut for the rich, Obama’s “deficit commission” proposes tax cuts to cut the deficit. Both of …

PhD Plant Biologist Speaks Out Against GMOs

Growing Doubt: a Scientist’s Experience of GMOs<p><i>by Jonathan R. Latham, PhD</i><p>(Independent Science News) By training, I am a plant biologist. In the early …

Study: wind and solar can power most of the United States

In order to combat climate change, we need to rapidly move from fossil fuel energy to clean, renewable energy. The two energy sources I am most interested in are wind and solar power; however, there are other sources that have great potential.<p>Some people doubt how much wind and solar can supply to …

Renewable Energy

GMOs, Herbicides, and Public Health

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not high on most physicians' worry lists. If we think at all about biotechnology, most of us probably focus …

Criminal Justice Facts

The United States is the world’s leader in incarceration.<p>There are 2.2 million people in the nation’s prisons and jails—a 500% increase over the last …

Criminal Sentencing

Stem cell treatment offers new hope for multiple sclerosis patients

Doctors on Sunday hailed what they say is a major breakthrough in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, halting progress of the disease and relieving symptoms in some patients.<p>An international trial also found that the stem cell transplant treatment could reduce disability for people with MS, …

Medical Research

Trump White House quietly issues report vindicating Obama regulations

It was easy to miss, but OMB demolishes the GOP’s deregulatory claims.<p>President Donald Trump’s administration has been on a deregulatory bender, particularly when it comes to environmental regulations. As of January, the New York Times counted 67 environmental rules on the chopping block under …

Regulation

Kentucky Bill To Outlaw Child Marriage Stalled Amid Conservative Concerns

The Family Foundation of Kentucky opposes child marriage but wants to preserve parents’ say in their kids’ lives.<p>A bill to stop child marriage in Kentucky was stalled by a conservative group this week, leaving some state lawmakers furious. But the group said they just want to protect parents’ …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

This Renewable Energy Stock Just Reminded Investors Why It's a Great One to Buy

A strong showing in 2017 enabled Brookfield Renewable Partners to boost its already high-yielding dividend another 5%.<p><b>Brookfield Renewable Partners</b> …

Trump's REAL Infrastructure Plan Gets Leaked

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

10 Sautéing Tips

<b>Sautéing, defined.</b> To sauté is to cook food quickly in a minimal amount of fat over relatively high heat. The word comes from the French verb sauter, …

Paul Ryan Collected $500,000 In Koch Contributions Days After House Passed Tax Law

Just days after the House passed its version of the federal tax law slashing corporate tax rates, House Speaker Paul Ryan collected nearly $500,000 …

A fully solar-powered car may be hitting the road by 2019

Solar Cars<p>Lightyear One, a car whose ability to use solar power has been thought of as an impossible feat, just won a Climate Change Innovator Award. …

Eight Ways to Make Steamed Vegetables Taste Amazing

One of the simplest ways to prepare fresh or even frozen vegetables is to steam them over simmering water. This method is quick, light, and retains …

This vegetarian sweet potato chili is about to be your new winter comfort food go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Do Tax Cuts Create Jobs?

Do Tax Cuts Create Jobs? If So, How?<p>Updated December 07, 2017<p>Tax cuts create jobs in different ways, depending on the type of tax cut.<p><b>Income tax cuts</b> …

Using government data, doctors and academics have tested whether a lack of healthcare coverage increases the probability of death. Most conclude it does<p>The Republican healthcare bill announced on Thursday would cause thousands of Americans to die each year, according to physicians who study …

Health Care

Wait Time Information - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

• Wait Time Information - Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery<p><b>Q: What is Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart) Surgery?</b><br>Coronary artery bypass graft (or …

China is building solar roadways – ‘transparent concrete’ atop solar cells that charge driving cars

China is building roadways with solar panels underneath that may soon have the ability to charge cars wirelessly and digitally assist automated vehicles. This second solar roadway project – part of the Jinan City Expressway – is a 1.2 mile stretch. The building technique involves transparent …

Roads