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Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Robert Redford in talks to join the cast of ‘Captain America 2’ – Entertainment Weekly

Image Credit: Juan Naharro Gimenez/FilmMagic The new Captain America film is probably the most unusual of the upcoming wave of Marvel sequels, since — thanks to the first film’s climactic time-jump forward — most of the original supporting cast probably won’t be returning. (Although since the movie is subtitled The Winter Soldier, there’s probably at […]

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

Say It Ain’t So: Is America in Its Death Throes? – Huffington Post

President Obama is visiting my adopted country and excitement is in the air. The moment he stepped from his plane onto the soil of this Middle Eastern country, a palpable feeling reverberated. Dad is here, I felt. America — the country of my provenance, the blood in my veins, the land of my ancestors — […]

The startling rise of disability in America – NPR

S+Kgzip/index.html The startling rise of disability in America – NPR

If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

If Cyprus was America – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> A very helpful comparison from Kevin Drum: Just to give you an idea of what all the numbers mean, the EU/IMF plan requires Cyprus to come up with about $7.5 billion as its share of the bailout. That’s roughly a third of their GDP. To put […]

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Jobs In America – Forbes

The Happiest And Unhappiest Cities Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Best Companies To Work For In 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest And Unhappiest Industries Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Top Jobs for 2013 Jacquelyn Smith Forbes Staff The Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs You probably don’t think of construction managers, sales representatives, or quality […]

Sprawling and struggling: Poverty hits America’s suburbs – NBCNews.com

Sprawling and struggling: Poverty hits America’s suburbs – NBCNews.com

David Friedman / NBC News Tara Simons, left, and her daughter Alexis talk in their kitchen in West Hartford, Conn. By Allison Linn, Staff Writer, NBC NewsWEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Like many Americans who move to the suburbs, Tara Simons came to West Hartford because she wanted her daughter to grow up in a nice, […]

How rich "moochers" hurt America – Salon

In a previous column detailing the true “makers” and “takers” in America, I argued that the greatest threat to American capitalism today comes not from public taxation supporting public programs, but from “private taxation” in the form of excessive private “rents” that subsidize private sector parasites or “rentiers” (like landlords, lenders and providers of health insurance […]

Study: Cyprus Better for Foreign Investors Than America – U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Study: Cyprus Better for Foreign Investors Than America – U.S. News & World Report (blog)

America certainly has some problems. But worse than Cyprus? In one way, yes. A new report published by the nonprofit Milken Institute ranks 98 countries in terms of their ability to attract foreign capital. Cyprus ranks 19th. The United States ranks 23rd. If you believe those results, a tiny nation whose financial system is about […]

Is JPMorgan Chase America’s New Bad Bank? – Forbes

Is JPMorgan Chase America’s New Bad Bank? – Forbes

Senate Report Slams JPMorgan For London Whale Debacle Steve Schaefer Forbes Staff 10 Biggest Banking Scandals Of 2012 Halah Touryalai Forbes Staff Fed’s Capital Review Gives JPMorgan And Goldman An Incomplete Steve Schaefer Forbes Staff Bank Of America CEO Gets A Raise, Moynihan’s $12.1M Beats Jamie Dimon’s Pay Halah Touryalai Forbes Staff How the mighty […]

America Rising: Mitt Romney staffer starting opposition research group – Washington Post (blog)

America Rising: Mitt Romney staffer starting opposition research group – Washington Post (blog)

<!– Text Size Print Reprints –> Mitt Romney’s campaign manager is joining with two Republican National Committee staffers to form a new conservative opposition research group, America Rising. Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney’s campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign, will reportedly lead the effort, first reported by […]