Curt Ventresca
Curt Ventresca

Minimum Wage Increase is a No-Brainer

The federal minimum wage has not kept up with inflation, and 71% of Americans support raising it. Yet Congress cannot seem to pass legislation to help out America's low-wage workers.

French Open 2013: Predictions, Guide to the Tournament

Find out who's projected to win this year's tennis tournament, and who could lead a big upset.

Assault Weapons Ban: Opponents Miss the Point When it Comes to Liberty

While so-called pro-gun rights advocates are up in arms over Obama's mild gun reforms, the Patriot Act and the NDAA are infringing much more of our liberties without much protest.

End of the World 2012: 12 Percent of Americans Believe the World Will End on December 21

As we prepare for the Mayan predicted end of the world, polls show a one-third of Americans believe recent incidences of extreme weather are signs of the impending apocalypse.

JFK Assassination: 50 Years Later, Who Killed Kennedy and Why

Forty-nine years ago, John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, and today Americans are still unsure who was behind the assassination. Weigh in and let us know who you think was behind it and why.

Election Prediction: Mass Protests Will Ensue Whether Obama or Romney Wins

I do not have a crystal ball so I cannot tell you who will win this election, but I can tell you about an election scenario that could lead to chaos in between now and the inauguration.


Top 11 Songs to Help You Cope With Election 2012

If voter apathy is starting to set in, turn off your TV, stop looking at the polls, and let music's charms soothe the savage beast with this playlist of the top 11 election-related songs.

Obama vs Romney: America on the Verge of Allowing the Extreme Republican Party Back Into the White House

Somehow, with less than a week before the election, Obama and Romney remain locked in a dead heat as Obama has failed to expose the Republicans as the corporatist reactionaries they are.

Who Won the Presidential Debate: No Candidate, Find Out Why

Follow along live for the latest updates at the last presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Serena Williams Olympics: One of the Most Dominant Wins in Tennis History

Serena Williams turned in one of the most dominant performances in the history of her sport in her overwhelming victory over Maria Sharapova to claim the gold medal for Team USA.

Cuba Embargo is Unjust and Hypocritical

The embargo on Cuba has been an abject failure and has kept Americans ignorant of the many successes of the Cuban Revolution.


The Sky is Pink: Josh Fox Film Wants Drillers to Get the Frack out of New York

Filmmaker Josh Fox's new short film, "The Sky is Pink," shines a spotlight on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and pressures him to ban hydrofracking in New York state.

Nik Wallenda Tightrope Walks Across Niagara Falls: 7 Must-Do Niagara Falls Activities

Niagara Falls may be struggling economically but it is still a great vacation destination if you know the right places to go.

French Open Final: Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic Who Will Win Big?

Tennis is in a golden age as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal prepare to meet in the French Open final. Both have a chance to make tennis history in the much anticipated match up.

Ron Paul, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney: Where The Candidates Get Their Money From

In this age of unlimited campaign donations, monied interests hold an unprecedented influence over elections. Here are the top campaign contributors to Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney's Calls For Arming Syrian Rebels Are Misguided and Dangerous

War hawks Romney, McCain and Lieberman call for arming of Syrian rebels despite the potentially destabilizing and dangerous effects in the region.


Hollande, Zardari, and U.S. Veterans Fan Anti-War Flames at Chicago NATO Protests

This weekend's NATO summit in Chicago was demonstrative of the growing discontent over the war in Afghanistan. Criticism of the NATO war efforts came from all corridors of the political spectrum.