A new report issued by the National Association of Scholars states that 79 percent of faculty teaching American history at the University of Texas at Austin are high assigners of course readings in race, class, and gender. The corresponding figure at Texas A&M University is 50 percent. Click here to read the report in its entirety.
President Barack Obama selected Jack Lew as his nominee to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. Mr. Lew had clawed his way to success by hatching business schemes that would promote economic bubbles and then profit big-time when it popped. The financial crisis profiteer will have access to the nation’s currency.
BEIJING: The stock market is cyclical and stocks are not expected to shoot straight up daily. If so, publicly-traded shares would spark so high that values would reach unaffordable levels. That’s actually why buying and selling shares can be more risky than purchasing property, but good stock picks can create wealth faster than through the real estate market.
Burglars prefer to rob homes where they know the homeowner does not have a gun. Home invasions can be life-threatening, so it's better to rob homes where they can't get shot at. Accordingly, criminals are praising a newspaper’s decision to publish the names and addresses of gun owners.
Corrupt London bankers do indeed get away with murder and enjoy other special privileges in Great Britain. A multi-millionaire banker murdered his wife in a jealous rage by strangling her. After serving just three years in prison, he returns home to stay with his two children.
US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D.-Tx.) has earned a notorious reputation for playing the role of a Congressional Diva. She insists that she's 'too special' to show up on time for House Photos with her boss, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Ca.) Additionally, she believes that photoshop can make it look as if she really appeared at Congressional photo events.