Today, every time a consumer swipes a debit card, the business pays a fee of 1 to 3 percent to the bank that issued the card. These fees average 44 cents per transaction — but on July 21, a new policy will go into effect limiting them to 12 cents for big banks.
Republicans in Congress are aggressively attacking the Clean Water Act – a landmark 1970 law created the year after Ohio’s horrifically polluted Cuyahoga River spontaneously burst into flame.
Just a few days after being named recipient of the 2011 “Guardian of Barnegat Bay” award, Governor Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have given towns more options for fighting the main source of pollution choking the bay.
The militarization of American police—no doubt a blowback effect of the military empire—has become an unfortunate part of American life. In fact, it says something about our reliance on the military that federal agencies having nothing whatsoever to do with national defense now see the need for their own paramilitary units.
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the first of the two tax cuts sought by the President George Bush. The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act was enacted in 2001 to be followed, in 2003, by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act.
Remember those dark days after the 2008 financial collapse, when Congress vowed it would get tough with the banks? Well, that resolve seems to be dwindling. A move to undo some of the reforms legislators were touting just months ago was barely stopped on June 8.
I recently looked at the reviews of the movies that are being shown and how many stars they seem to be worth. Here I go again. To begin with, maybe I shouldn’t comment about it, but it’s tough not to.
Nearly 23,000 New Jersey adults will be denied health care coverage under the proposed decrease in income eligibility requirements for Medicaid and NJ Family Care programs.
I want to congratulate Oprah Winfrey for her 25 years in television. She is a role model to the world.
Let’s face it: serious bird watchers can be intimidating. If you’ve ever found yourself in a group of birders comparing expensive binoculars or spouting esoteric bird names, you know you’ve wandered into the deep end of the naturalist ocean.