Lord Michael Ashcroft is a Conservative Peer who does not pay any income tax on his foreign earnings. He is more usually described as a “Belize-based businessman”; Belize may not be one of the better known tax havens, but he has companies based in others that are, most notably the Cayman Islands. I ...
More and more members have been leaving The Church of Scientology lately, claiming the organization hides the abuse it perpetrates against many of its non-celebrity members.
With most earthquake victims now treated, foreign doctors are attending Haitians' normal health problems leaving questions about what will happen to the country's health infrastructure after their departure.
Voting places have opened the second parliamentary election in Iraq since the invasion amidst usual levels of violence, large security forces and many international monitors.
Women's groups are making their voices heard this weekend as Monday marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. How far has the movement come to achieving its goals?
After expanding the best picture category to ten films, the Academy is using an instant run-off voting system where members rank their favorite films; politicians, take note.
While health care reform is subject to frequent cost criticisms, America's outdated trident nuclear program is far more expensive but receives no public attention, writes the Huffington Post.
Scientists have found that microbes living in the human gut may have more influence over our health than our own genes, perhaps causing psychological and physical changes like obesity.
The SEC is charging a psychic with fraud after he received and diverted over $6 million from those who believed he could accurately predict market forces and natural disasters.
Though stopping short of promising funding, French President Sarkozy said Europe must support an ailing Greece if the credibility of the Euro as a moral currency is to be maintained.
While Obama's agenda remains forever stalled, his chief of staff may be on the receiving end of some unfortunate political realities, leaving his job in question following the midterm elections.
Icelanders have rejected a referendum asking them to repay the $5.3 billion given to them by the Netherlands and U.K. to save the country from defaulting in the wake of the financial collapse.
February's employment numbers were better than expected. Economists had worried that the massive snowstorm that hit the eastern seaboard would depress employment more. As it was the economy still lost 36,000 jobs and the official unemployment rate remained at 9.7%. Nevertheless, as Brad DeLong says ...
John Edgar Wideman has always been one of my literary heroes, from the top of his prematurely bald head, a smooth brown dome towering six feet five inches into the air, down to the bottom of his oversized feet. In fact, it was his clean-cut, square-jawed visage and clear-eyed pose replicated inside ...
Sam Harris is famous for the argument that religion, even moderate religion, does harm by teaching that faith is a virtue that should not be questioned, which encourages militant and violent strains of fundamentalism. Today, I want to talk about another way, subtle but unmistakable, that religion ...