Uncle Sam’s first name is Bernie

The Congressional Budget Office approximates the United States budget deficit of 2009 at $1.414 trillion dollars. Projected deficits for the coming year, assuming the same laws of 2009 (not including new spending initiatives like health care), predict decreasing yet similar deficits. In the past, the U.S. government only ran deficits to finance wars, and did […]

Celebrity efforts answer the call

In the wake of a grim natural disaster that has captivated the world, a star-studded pack of celebrities have recently come together to answer the call, taking part in a huge fundraising relief effort for Haiti. In a two-hour telethon on Friday called Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, big names […]

Science of “Avatar” looks legitimate

Imagine looking into the eyes of your significant other.  You’re about to tell her you love her, but she beats you to it — except she misspeaks or something.  “I see you,” she says, sweetly and meaningfully. Unless your girlfriend was formerly blind, you probably wouldn’t be impressed.  More likely you would wonder why the […]

World wide web of lies traps celebs

Recent trend of celebrity death hoaxes reveals the downside of the instantaneous nature of the internet and reckless potential of social media.

Celebs raise bar to plastic standard

In our society, we are told that if we work hard enough for something, we can achieve it. Who knew that the rich and famous would come to understand this illustrious set of desirables to include rhinoplasty, breast enhancement, liposuction and a laundry list of other cosmetic surgeries only a sliver of America’s upper crust […]