CBO reckons that the deficit will continue to fall and will drop to 2.1% of GDP in 2015.
Government borrowing: Fiscal consolidation, American style | The Economist.
…in 2011, 1.65 million U.S. households fell below the $2 a day per person threshold in a given month. Those households included 3.55 million children, and accounted for 4.3 percent of all non-elderly households with children.
Millions of Americans live in extreme poverty. Here’s how they get by..
On the first try, for instance, altered mice perceived the connection between a noise and an electric shock a standard learning test in mouse research. Normal mice need a few repetitions to get the idea. Memories of the doctored mice were better too: they remembered mazes, object locations, and the shock lessons longer.
Human Brain Cells Alive in Mouse Brains | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network.
The company, Zombie Industries, sells a range of three-dimensional “life sized” targets that “bleed when you shoot them.”
National Rifle Association Bans Bleeding “Obama” Target, Others Remain.
…dozens of political leaders with rock-solid conservative credentials have begun to take a new line on crime and, particularly, the issue of reintegrating ex-offenders into society. This loose movement represents a sea change in conservative thinking and, arguably, the largest social reform effort to emerge from the right in several decades.
The Party of Prison Reform | The Weekly Standard.
President Obama hadn’t finished his first sentence on Wednesday when the
Fox News Channel cut away from his Rose Garden remarks about the Senate’s defeat of a measure that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers. Viewers were told they could watch the rest online if they wanted to. Then the hosts of “ The Five,” the channel’s 5 p.m. talk show, resumed their conversation about liberal media bias.
Fox News, MSNBC, and the Gun Debate – NYTimes.com.
Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done…
A Senate in the Gun Lobby’s Grip – NYTimes.com.
I am a human being, not a passport, and I deserve to be treated like one.
Hunger Striking at Guantánamo Bay – NYTimes.com.
At least 4 in 10 Americans believe that movies 42%, TV shows 52% and music 71% were better in the 80s than they are now.
New National Survey Reveals The Republican Candidate Who Could Have Defeated President Obama: Ronald Reagan. – MarketWatch.
When conservatives take up armed resistance against D.C. despotism, theyll really regret some of the toys they gave the government. Rubio and Palin want the populace to be able to arm itself with assault rifles. But they want the government armed with F-35s — a $100 million-plus stealth plane with a top speed of Mach 1.6. When President Obama discovers his inner tyrant, it wont be a fair fight.
Great Gun Gobbledygook: The Paradox of Second Amendment Hardliners – Dominic Tierney – The Atlantic.