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Too big to fail — but just in case…

Too big to fail — but just in case…

President and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase Co. Jamie Dimon testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images After the big bank bailout of 2008, nothing that drastic was ever supposed to happen again. But just last month, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon bet the farm and lost it in a [...]

‘Me the People’

‘Me the People’

“Me the People: One Man’s Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America” by Kevin Bleyer Credit: Random House If you view the Constitution of the United States as one of our country’s most sacred documents, you probably shouldn’t read Kevin Bleyer’s latest book. In it, the writer for “The Daily [...]

Too big to fail – but just in case…

Too big to fail – but just in case…

President and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase Co. Jamie Dimon testifies before a Senate Banking Committee hearing Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images After the big bank bailout of 2008, nothing that drastic was ever supposed to happen again. But just last month, J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon bet the farm and lost it in a [...]

Is it time to change the national anthem?

Is it time to change the national anthem?

Singer Kelly Clarkson performs the national anthem before the start of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Oh say can you sing… the national anthem? It’s a tune you can’t carry in ten bushel baskets. Time to change it? Sing out… Read the [...]

Affordable Care Act hopes to undo ‘Job Lock’

Affordable Care Act hopes to undo ‘Job Lock’

Credit: Jerry Bunkers/flickr/Creative Commons Hate your job but feel like you’re stuck because you want to keep your health insurance? The Affordable Care Act might come to your rescue. If you or a dependent on your health plan has a pre-existing medical condition, and you’re worried you’ll lose your coverage if you leave, the health [...]

The 100 greatest cars of film and television

The 100 greatest cars of film and television

10. Batman 1955 Lincoln Futura Batmobile: George Barris’ crew reworked and restyled an old Ford concept car into the great Batmobile for the campy 1966-’68 TV series. Turbines to speed. Credit: 20th Century Fox Move over, starlets and hunks, it’s time to focus on another form of Hollywood beauty. Automobiles have played a very large [...]

Mexicans head to the polls

Mexicans head to the polls

Mexico will hold its presidential election on July 1st Credit: CARLOS SALINAS/AFP/Getty Images Mexico elects a new president every six years, and this Sunday is it. For the first time, a woman is running as a major party candidate – and for the second time, Mexicans living abroad can cast absentee ballots. Patt checks in [...]

Sex and the single senior

Sex and the single senior

An elderly couple hold hands as they enter the sea to go for a swim. Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Sexuality – it’s a part of life, something we as consenting adults take for granted. But what about our elderly relatives, those who are sequestered in nursing facilities? The need for physical intimacy doesn’t just go [...]

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Affordable Healthcare Act

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Affordable Healthcare Act

The U.S. Supreme Court building June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. The high court could hand down a landmark ruling on the Affordable Care Act as early as Thursday. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images This showdown has been in the cards since March 21, 2010, when the Affordable Care Act passed Congress by seven votes. Now, [...]

The Arab-American Dream on the big screen

The Arab-American Dream on the big screen

The Citizen was inspired by true events and informed by director Sam Kadi’s own feelings as a Syrian immigrant. As resistances calling for democracy continue in Middle Eastern Arab countries, it is easy to overlook the lives of those who have emigrated from their home countries to the United States. Director Sam Kadi hopes to [...]

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