Charles Hays

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No, Rich People Don't Work More

The meme is ubiquitous, and widely documented: Rich people work longer hours. Obvious implication: they deserve what they get, right? Ditto the poor.<p>Bunk.<p>Why? All the research supporting that meme looks at <i>workers</i>, not families. Sure, workers who work more hours generally earn more. No surprise …

Most People Have No Idea What A House Benghazi Investigation Just Found

When the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee quietly released a report on the Friday before Thanksgiving clearing U.S. officials of multiple accusations leveled after the 2012 Benghazi attacks, it didn't exactly capture the public's attention.<p>Eighty-four percent of Americans said they had …

Jeff Flake Urges Republicans To Move On From Benghazi

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) thinks it's probably time for Republicans to drop their fixation on Benghazi.<p>The senator was asked during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday about the House Intelligence Committee's findings from its two-year investigation into the Sept. 11, 2012 …

Paul Krugman has good news — and the GOP doesn’t want you to hear it

Remember the right’s favorite anti-government horror stories? Paul Krugman reveals why they’re pure bunk<p>Ask Americans whether they trust the federal government to solve big policy problems, and a hefty majority will tell you they don't. But as Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman observes in …

The Republican Dictionary

Abortion: a∙bor∙tion n. Decision old white men think they should make rather than the pregnant woman, her family and doctor<p>Budget: budg∙et n. Something nobody in Congress wants to make, but everyone wants to talk about<p>Constitution: Con∙sti∙tu∙tion n. The most important document our country has …

You Should Vote Republican If...

As next Tuesday's midterm election approaches, many Americans have a "plague on both your houses" view and can't decide which party they more want to vote against. As a public service, I'll provide some reasons (well, maybe that's not the right word) to vote Republican:<p>■ If you think climate change …

Paul Krugman: GOP’s “destructive ideology” is holding back the economy

Five years after the Great Recession’s official end, the recovery is still halting. It didn’t have to be this way<p>More than five years after the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, a whopping 72 percent of Americans think the economy is still mired in a recession. And while they're …

Want Income Equality? Then Stop Voting for Millionaires

A lot has been said lately about Ebola. Fear has spread like wildfire... rumors, gossip... and while the pandemic poses a threat to our country, a far greater danger exists. That threat is apathy. Apathy destroys a republic faster than any plague or foreign army. It is an insidious cancer that is …

When Bad Politics Are Supported by Good People

<i>This piece has appeared this past week in several of the newspapers in my conservative congressional District in Virginia.</i><p>*********************************<p>Recently my wife and I attended a reunion of her first cousins (and their spouses). These cousins are the children of the children of a couple …

In Defense of Obama

When it comes to Barack Obama, I've always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his …

Political Science

The Obama Hope and Change Index: 6 Years of Progress, By the Numbers

As Paul Krugman argues in his piece In Defense of Obama, this has not been a feel-good presidency. But it has been a consequential one. The policy …

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Here's Where To Buy The Gluten-Free Ingredients You Can Never Find

It's not impossible, or even difficult, to make delicious, gluten-free chocolates, cakes, cookies, pastries and pies. You just need to find the right ingredients, like gluten-free flours and wheat alternatives like nut, tapioca, and buckwheat flours. You might think these modifications will make …

Democrats Winning Big Money, GOP Winning Big Secret Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big <i>secret</i> donors.<p>The strength of Democratic House and Senate fundraising committees — and their supporting superPACs — has been a surprise development this …

The economy still sucks: Economist Stephanie Kelton on why we can’t declare victory just yet

<b>A vacant home on West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan. (Reuters/Rebecca Cook)</b><p>Despite what the media says, it’s still a mess out there — and now there’s reason to worry more bad news is coming<p>Elias Isquith<p>October 4, 2014 10:30am (UTC)<p>Coming on the heels of not only a triumphal speech from …

Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart blasts GOP over hypocritical fear mongering

“If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have heard, we’re all going to die”<p>"Whatever it takes!" Jon Stewart exclaimed Thursday night on "The Daily Show." He was referring to fervent GOP pundits demanding that the government do everything it its power to stop ISIS, strengthen …

How to Transform Your Life in 6 Minutes a Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Oh, you’re busy? Weird, I thought it was just me.<p>No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

Exactly one year ago, the Obamacare insurance exchanges stumb…

Exactly one year ago, the Obamacare insurance exchanges stumbled into existence. Consumers struggled to sign up for its online marketplace — and the Obama administration was pummeled. Eventually, HealthCare.gov's problems were mostly fixed, and two weeks ago, the administration announced 7.3 million people have bought insurance through it so far this year.<p>So, was the health exchanges' first year a success — or something less?<p>Ask President Obama, and he says you measure the Affordable Care Act's …

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between National Review’s Kevin Williamson and a 4chan troll?

After he caused a stir this weekend by saying women who have abortions should be hanged, it’s time to ask<p>Kevin Williamson, the National Review writer who was once best known as The Guy Who Flipped Out At A Broadway Musical, but who has recently tweaked his brand by adding healthy dollops of …

Is Obama's War-Powers Shift Hypocrisy, Or Inevitable For A President?

Despite his liberal bona fides and campaign objections, President Obama's foreign policy decisions look very much like those of his predecessors.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. This week, a Nobel Peace Prize winner went before the United Nations …

Money swamp: Billions spent in battle for US Congress

Take Alaska. The far-western state is remote and its few residents fiercely independent.<p>Yet an eye-popping $30 million has already been spent in the state's race between incumbent Senator Mark Begich and challenger Dan Sullivan, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign-money …

Some hospital costs fall in Affordable Care Act's first year, report finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Days ahead of the one-year anniversary of the rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Affordable Care Act's health care exchange website that was originally plagued with numerous technical glitches, the Department of Health and Human Services has released a report highlighting the impact of the law …

The 6 dopiest right-wing attacks on Obama

The president’s “latte salute” is just the latest manufactured scandal from the conservative media machine<p>Right-wing media are attacking President Obama as disrespectful for saluting Marines while holding a coffee cup. The attacks come even though President Bush saluted service members while …

How to Get Rich in 3 (Really Difficult) Steps | Inc.com

<b>Step 1: Ignore Your Mother</b><p>Parents around the world typically encourage their kids to get educated so they can get a "good job," and perhaps become a doctor or lawyer, although neither tends to be a path to significant wealth. High-paying professions provide an excellent income stream, but two …

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Jon Stewart Roasts 'Fretful And Shaking' Senator For Saying ISIS Will Kill Everyone

"The poor man lives his entire life trapped in 'The Blair Witch Project.' For God's sake, I've seen chihuahuas in handbags who are less fretful and shaking," Stewart quipped.<p>On Sunday, Graham strongly criticized President Barack Obama on "Fox News Sunday." Among other things, Graham said if Obama …

Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today issued America’s latest jobs report covering August. And it’s a disappointment. The economy created an additional 142,000 jobs last month. After six consecutive months over 200,000, most pundits expected the string to continue, including ADP which just …

In An Era Of Gridlock, Does Controlling The Senate Really Matter?

Republicans are increasingly confident that when this year's midterm elections are over, they will control both houses of Congress. But in this period of polarization and gridlock, what difference would it make?<p>This midterm election doesn't seem to be about anything in particular other than whether …

Not Closing Sales? Look to These 5 Mistakes.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Developing the right skill set to be effective at sales takes time and, more importantly, the ability to learn from your mistakes or failures. If you're not reflecting after both a successful sale or an unsuccessful attempt with intent to …

The 5 Rules That Helped Me Become a Millionaire by 40

It may sound corny, but I truly believe almost anyone who lives in the United States can become a millionaire. As men and women living in this …