Mike Young
Mike Young
News

9 Of the Most Famous Oscars in History

In honor of the Oscars and their nine major award categories, here are nine of the most famous Oscars in history.

News

5 American Companies With More Influence Than Your Congressman

In politics, money talks. But money also lets you talk. These 5 companies are proof.
News

The Ronald Reagan Obsession: Making Of a Myth

From his record on government programs to his position on taxes, Reagan the man has a lot at odds with Reagan the myth.
News

Paul Broun Calls Evolution and Embryology "Lies From the Pit Of Hell"

Paul Broun appears poised to run for U.S. Senate, and also the title of most anti-science senator, which is saying something.
News

Harry Reid's Baby Step Forward On Filibuster Reform Will Not Stop the GOP

Somewhere between his outrage over filibuster abuse in 2010 and his outrage over filibuster abuse in 2012, Reid decided that accomplishing nothing was a good thing.
News

Filibuster Reform Explained: Harry Reid Plans Major Overhaul Of Senate Rules

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing for filibuster reform, and we'll know if it happens in the next few days.

News

5 Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

Earthquakes, tornadoes, typhoons, and other natural disasters are bad enough, but things get worse when human actions lead to additional, preventable problems.
News

Algerian Hostage Situation: Al Qaeda-Linked Battalion Of Blood Blamed

The brazen taking of hostages in Algerian by a group linked to Al-Qaeda is one of the biggest terrorist hostage abductions in decades.
News

Shell Oil Has Cut Corners and Put the Arctic At Risk During a Drilling Quest Fueled By Greed

Ironically, Shell’s debacles in the Arctic have made the environmental community’s case better than they could ever make themselves.
News

10 Most Wildly Anti-Gay Preachers in America

When it comes to anti-gay pastors, there are those with feelings of hate and those who are so far off the wall that you wonder if demon possession is to blame.
News

How Hot Was 2012 in the U.S.? Enough to Be the Hottest Year Ever

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2012 was the hottest year on record in the contiguous United States.

News

New Study Identifies a Bias Against Women in Wall Street

A new study by the American Economic Association helps shed light on the discrepancies on Wall Street: connections help men but not women.
News

GOP in California in Total Disarray: Why It Could be a Sign of Things to Come For National Republicans

Nationally, Republicans would be wise to avoid the missteps of the California Republican Party, which is heading for obscurity.
News

Sandy Relief Bill: Last Act of Shameful 112th Congress Was to Fail Hurricane Victims

Democrats and Republicans alike are furious over Speaker John Boehner's 11th hour decision not to vote on relief funding for Hurricane Sandy victims.
News

FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Renewed By Senate

While the concept behind the law is as controversial as ever, with broad bipartisan support, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act will continue for another five years unchanged.
News

Lisa Jackson Resigns at EPA: What Exactly Did She Accomplish?

Jackson leaves behind a mostly successful record on air pollution and toxics regulation, but her resignation also leaves lingering questions for the challenges to come in Obama’s second term.

News

TIME's Person of the Year Should Have Been 'Women'

From business to the Olympics to politics, 2012 was a groundbreaking year for women and they deserved to be TIME's Person of the Year.
News

NRA Lobby Has More Political Power Than Women, With Far Fewer Numbers

The NRA lobby has more political power than women but a fraction of the numbers. Here are a few takeaways.
News

Fox News: How the Right-Wing Echo Chamber Lost the GOP the Election

The Republican Party's increasing addiction to Fox News and the fairness bias in the mainstream media left them caught off guard by the November election results.
News

Heavyweights in American Politics: The Top 10 Most Influential Non-Candidates of 2012

Some of the biggest influencers of 2012 were people who weren’t even running for office. Each of these individuals deserves special recognition.