| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
If Mitt Romney loses this election, it might well be because he chose a running mate, Paul Ryan, who dared put his name on a plan to reform Medicare. Polls show Ryan's premium support-voucher approach hasn't been playing well with many voters,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:25 AM
For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world's largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 2:29 PM
The Hill, a political newspaper, unveiled its annual list of the 50 richest lawmakers on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, held on to the top slot with a cool $290.5 million.
"McCaul remains in the stratosphere of the very richest...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 6:45 PM
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officers and volunteers were removing foreign marine organisms Thursday from a 66-foot-long dock that washed ashore on an Oregon beach after it was ripped from Japan in the 2011 tsunami.
The dock, which is 7 feet...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 8:08 PM
The economic impact of tsunami debris floating across the Pacific Ocean could reach far beyond the cost of cleanup. Oregon lawmakers believe the debris could be a threat to the fishing and shipping industries.
Oregon senator Ron Wyden (D) says he is...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:47 PM
There must be something about July that makes people think about life, liberty, and the pursuit of, well, Internet happiness.
Lake Jackson congressman and presidential wannabe Ron Paul has teamed up with his son and Kentucky senator Rand Paul to come...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Armageddon has arrived.
That is if you listen to the Republican tirades following the Supreme Court’s decision over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Most of it revolves around repeal and then replace, although there are no...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:32 PM
House lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at lowering the fees paid by Pandora Media and other Internet radio streaming services.
The bill proposes to change the way the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board calculates how much money Internet radio...
| Mar 10, 2013
If you took Sen. Rand Paul duck hunting, he'd probably shoot the decoy.
That's the impression the first-term Kentucky Republican gave when he took the floor of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday for a 13-hour rambling real-life imitation of Jimmy Stewart's...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:44 AM
"Even victors are by victories undone."
-- John Dryden
WASHINGTON -- Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush's tax rates, especially those on...