The US National Security Agency collects and logs almost 5 billion cellphone records each day indicating a user’s location around the world, according to a new report from the records leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.Read Full Article at RT.com
Some New York City taxpayers are angry over the announcement that outgoing police commissioner Ray Kelly will have his own private security team slated to cost New Yorkers $1.5 million.Read Full Article at RT.com
The current structure of the tax and transfer system in the United States makes it particularly challenging for low-income married couples with children to work their way into the middle class. Specifically, the tax and transfer system has an inherent secondary- earner penalty that discourages work efforts and reduces the return to work for a second earner within a married couple. When children are present, a spouse’s work efforts often brings associated child-care costs, making the return to work
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the fundamental safety-net program in the United States. Over its fifty-year history, it has effectively reduced hunger and buffered American families against economic downturns. This paper provides an overview of SNAP’s shortcomings, and a proposed detailed policy agenda to improve SNAP’s effectiveness. In particular, I propose to subsidize healthy foods in order to encourage better nutrition among SNAP recipients and to reform eligibility and payment rules to enable SNAP to better fight
We have had yet another amazing year which has seen projects significantly grow in the support that they have received, but also in nature. Click on the graphics where you will see exactly the benefits received by each project.
Three African-American high school students claim they were arrested on Wednesday, November 27 while simply waiting for a bus in Rochester, New York, but police say the teenagers were obstructing pedestrian traffic.Read Full Article at RT.com
United States Vice President Joe Biden said during a tour of Asia on Tuesday that the US is “deeply concerned” about recent efforts by China to re-draw airspace surrounding a series of islands between Taiwan and Japan.Read Full Article at RT.com