Nate Young

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The JOBS Act Turns 1—and It's an Utter Failure

The JOBS Act was supposed to encourage small companies to go public. Instead, IPOs have dropped 21 percent since it was passed.<p>AP<p>On April 5, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House, US president Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, one of those distinctly American pieces …

'They stole our dreams': blogger reveals cost of reporting Mexico's drug wars

For three years it has chronicled Mexico's drug war with graphic images and shocking stories that few others dare show, drawing millions of readers, …

Medicare buy-in a budget solution?

To get to a budget deal, could Washington buy in to a Medicare buy-in?<p>That’s the question left hanging by a recent Urban Institute paper which maps out one path to bridge the partisan divide over Republican demands that the eligibility age for Medicare be adjusted upward from 65 to 67 so as to …

Aereo wins battle with big networks over right to stream TV online

The media mogul turned internet baron Barry Diller won a significant battle with broadcasters on Monday over his plans to deliver TV over the web.<p>By …

The Minimum Wage Typifies Much That Is Wrong With Washington

President Barack Obama wants to give low-wage Americans a raise. Actually, he doesn’t plan on writing anyone a check. Rather, he wants to force other people to write checks.<p>It’s a bad idea, no matter how popular.<p>In his State of the Union speech President Obama argued: “no one who works full-time …

The Euro Is Destroying Europe By Ripping It In Half

If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, take some time this weekend to glance at Matthew Boesler's interview with Bernd Lucke, the German professor who is is leading an insurgent movement called Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative For Germany) which advocates an end to the Eurozone.<p>A key …

Pope's foot-wash a final straw for traditionalists

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.<p>Francis' decision to …

Lech Walesa of Poland Under Fire for Anti-Gay Comments

Who knew one of the world’s most famous democracy advocates was a homophobe? Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa sparked widespread outrage in …

Mexico Makes It

Four tons of cocaine confiscated by U.S. authorities off the California coast; 35 bodies dumped by the side of a busy Veracruz highway in broad …

The 'Broken Windows' Theory Worked in Juarez

Crime has dropped in the notoriously dangerous Mexican city. We can thank good, old-fashioned police work.<p>It's a Friday night in Juarez, one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, and Mauricio Barba is bored and wants to party. In his parents' kitchen, within the gated walls of a downtown neighborhood, …

A Hot Topic: Climate Change Coming To Classrooms

By the time today's K-12 students grow up, the challenges posed by climate change are expected to be severe and sweeping. Now, for the first time, new nationwide science standards due out soon will recommend that U.S. public school students learn about the climatic shift taking place.<p>Mark McCaffrey …

Here's What Frank Bruni Gets Wrong About Rand Paul's Senate Record

Like many in the media, the New York Times columnist emphasizes minor positions while minimizing the Kentucky senator's more important stands.<p>Reuters<p>You'd never know from Bruni's column that Paul advocated for a total of nine reforms to the Patriot Act:<p>He teamed up with Democratic Senator Patrick …

Immigration Reform Advocates Struggle With Obama 'Love-Hate' Relationship

WASHINGTON -- There's a long-simmering tension between President Barack Obama's administration and immigrant rights advocates, who support his views, but not necessarily how he executes them. When Obama promised a first-term push for immigration reform and instead boosted deportation to record …