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In Praise of Rick Santelli

Tom Tradup, Amid the corrosive cynicism of cable TV chowderheads like Rachel “You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream” Maddow and the certifiable Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC’s roadshow version of Keith Olbermann) we all just got a stark reminder why some of the best commentators can be found on cable’s “Business channels. The quasar of the

US insurance firms unlikely to cover $1 billion in home damage after record-breaking drought

  Thousands of US homes are in critical disrepair as the country continues to suffer from this summer’s record-breaking drought. And the damages are unlikely to be paid by insurance companies. As moisture is sucked away from the ground, houses are shifting, cracking and racking up huge repair bills for surprised homeowners – bills that

Oil Fluctuates Before European Crisis Meetings, Stockpile Report

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Oil traded near the highest close in three months in New York before European leaders meet to tackle the region’s debt crisis and a report that’s forecast to show stockpiles rose in the U.S., the world’s biggest crude consumer.   Futures were little changed after sliding 4 cents yesterday, the first drop in five days. European

70 US educators to explore leadership in Israel

This week, 70 US educators will visit Israel as part of a leadership development program designed to deepen their commitment to education reform and service. They will explore alternative models of education and methods of approaching complex societal challenges, including how Israeli schools address issues of co-existence, religion and minority populations. As part of their

Age of Obama: Comedy Central Web Series Taunts Jobless Millennials

Comedy Central employees like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and Jordan Peele have a devil of a time mocking President Barack Obama or his stuck in a ditch economy.Now, the network is debuting a new Web-only series of shorts focusing on Millennials moving back with their parents because they can’t make ends meet. Welcome to Obama’s