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Trump and Ryan ‘committed to unity’

Trump and Ryan ‘committed to unity’

Image copyright AP Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have said they are “totally committed” to party unity in a statement following their meeting. The two are trying to find common ground after Mr Ryan said he could not endorse the presumptive Republican nominee. He has said the businessman lacked conservative principles. “We had […]

America’s Roads and Bridges Aren’t as Terrible as You Think – U.S. News & World Report (blog)

America’s Roads and Bridges Aren’t as Terrible as You Think – U.S. News & World Report (blog)

The American Society of Civil Engineers rated the United States’ infrastructure quality a D+ in a recent report. When was the last time you fell through a bridge? Or got stranded on a washed-out road? Or drank toxic tap water? These types of things do happen from time to time, generating occasional headlines and must-watch […]

Why America Is Called America – New York Times

We call ourselves Americans today because of the map’s makers, Martin Waldseemüller and Mathias Ringmann, young clerics in the cathedral village of St.-Dié, France. By incorporating early New World discoveries, their map reached beyond the canonical descriptions of Old World geography handed down from Ptolemy in the second century. On a lower stretch of the […]

An America that is losing faith with religion – Washington Post

One group, however, has swelled: those with no religious affiliation, also known as “nones” (as in “none of the above”). In the 1950s, this was about 2 percent of the population. In the 1970s, it was about 7 percent. Today, it is close to 20 percent. These gains can be found in all regions of […]

In Syria, America’s fractured hopes – Washington Post

The Obama administration, to the consternation of some of its Arab allies, has been somewhere in the middle, resisting the efforts of Qatar and Turkey to impose their proxies, but not doing so very effectively. The lack of U.S. influence is one more sign of the price that Washington has paid in coming to the […]

Corporate America: We’re junk and we like it – CNN

Corporate America: We’re junk and we like it – CNN

Amidst the Fed’s efforts to boost the economy and hot market for risky debt, CFOs say bring on the downgrades. FORTUNE — More and more execs don’t mind being junk. Earlier this year, executives at CenturyLink (CTL), one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, faced a decision. Pay down the company’s debt and bolster its […]

Disability Insurance: America’s $124 Billion Secret Welfare Program – The Atlantic

Disability Insurance: America’s $124 Billion Secret Welfare Program – The Atlantic

Imagine for a moment that Congress woke up one morning, realized that the United States was suffering from a paralyzing long-term unemployment crisis, and, in a moment of progressive pique, decided to create a welfare program aimed at middle-aged, blue-collar workers. The one thing everybody could probably agree on is that it should help all […]

Downtowns: What’s Behind America’s Most Surprising Real Estate Boom – Forbes

Downtowns: What’s Behind America’s Most Surprising Real Estate Boom – Forbes

America’s Fastest Growing Cities Morgan Brennan Forbes Staff America’s Most Transformed Neighborhoods Morgan Brennan Forbes Staff America’s Friendliest Towns Morgan Brennan Forbes Staff America’s Best Cities For Young Professionals Morgan Brennan Forbes Staff 15 U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns One of the main factors businesses consider when deciding on where to relocate or expand is the […]

Mumford & Sons to Tour North America – RollingStone.com

Mumford & Sons to Tour North America – RollingStone.com

<!– –> <!– –> Mumford & Sons will hit the road this spring for a tour of North America that will wind through the U.S. and Canada intermittently through September. The English folk-rockers kick off their latest outing May 21st at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome and wrap up on June 20th at  the Telluride Bluegrass Festival […]

Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America – NPR

Shift In Gay Marriage Support Mirrors A Changing America – NPR

Same-sex marriage advocates protest outside the county clerk’s office in San Francisco on Feb. 14. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images When Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman recently reversed his stance on gay marriage after his son came out as gay, he joined a tidal wave of Americans who have altered their views on the subject. This dramatic […]