The Department of Labor released employment data last week making it clear the economy is on the mend. As a matter of fact, according to the numbers, job openings in the United States made a resounding jump from May to June. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) revealed the number of open positions in the U.S. rose from 5.7 million in May to 6.2 million at the end of June…an eight percent increase in just a month. Perhaps even more significantly is the number of those jobs that came to life in the private sector: 417,000, or a... Read more →

But will there still be archery and horseback riding? The Daily Caller, reporting on a piece over at the Associated Press, is telling the world about a transgender day camp that is getting along quite “swimmingly” since opening its doors three years ago. That’s right…a transgender day camp. Rainbow Day Camp, which can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area, describes itself as being devoted to “gender diverse youth who are gender creative, transgender, gender non-binary or exploring both gender expression and identity,” and describes its vision, in part, as to be a place that “provides a safe space... Read more →

The “hate cops” narrative in America remains in full effect, apparently. A report surfaced last week of two plainclothes NYPD officers, with visible badges, who were denied service at a New York City Dunkin’ Donuts because they are police officers. The employee at issue allegedly said, simply, “I don’t serve cops.” In response, Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, a police labor union, declared the employee’s treatment of the officers to be “disgraceful,” and said that “it should not go unattended,” at which point he called for NYPD detectives to boycott Dunkin’ until the company issues an apology.... Read more →

Men, have no fear – putting on your best face each day will soon be easier than ever In a recent interview with The Telegraph, L’Oreal’s Marketing Director for the United Kingdom, Vismay Sharma, believes the world can expect to see male cosmetics counters in department stores within the next “five to seven years.” That should put the fear of God in the enemies of the West. Sharma said that the acceptability of men wearing makeup is growing out of deference to what he called the “selfie generation.” The “selfie generation;” clearly, something else that has been a big help... Read more →

It is well known that Hillary Clinton has taken little to no personal responsibility for her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton has pointed the finger at a variety of external influences she sees as the “real” reasons behind why she was defeated by Donald Trump last year; most prominent among those is alleged sexism, as well as the decision by then-FBI Director James Comey to take another look, just before the election, at her use of a private email server. Well, if you ask some of her supporters throughout the New York City area if there are any... Read more →

An item over at explains just how bad things can get for dissatisfied customers of a business should they carry their criticisms of a product or service to extremes When Neely and Andrew Moldovan of Dallas, Texas were making wedding plans, they contracted with photographer Andrea Polito to capture the memories of their special day. Eventually, however, the Moldovans and Polito found themselves in a dispute over a $125 fee the photographer said was required in order to put a cover on the couple’s wedding album. The newlyweds claimed that service was supposed to be included in the package... Read more →

Militaries everywhere seem to be changing a LOT. You know about the ongoing battle in this country about what, if any, role that so-called transgenders should be allowed to formally play in the defense of the nation. Well, in countries well known to be even more progressive than the United States, it seems the incorporation of social justice agendas is becoming an official component of their very mission. Take Sweden. As reported by a variety of news outlets, including the International Business Times, the official Facebook page of Sweden’s army made last Monday what many saw as a curious update... Read more →

Well, this is one way to try to see Obamacare repealed. In Virginia, there’s a Republican donor claiming his party has committed fraud because it raised all of the money it during the previous election cycle, largely on the promise of repealing the Affordable Care Act, only to see the law remain very much intact, despite the fact that all three branches of government are firmly in Republican control. The Hill, citing an article over at The Virginian-Pilot, reports a retired Virginia Beach attorney by the name of Bob Heghmann filed a lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying... Read more →

NBC’s Today show featured a report last Friday on how might effectively defend themselves as a robbery at a convenience store unfolds. There are over 32,000 convenience store robberies each year in the United States, and you can bet, as the human condition continues to deteriorate, that number will do nothing but rise. So what does Today recommend you do if you need to protect yourself in the midst of a violent convenience store robbery? Pull grocery items off the shelves and throw them at the perpetrators so that you might effect your escape. Yup. In a demonstration of this... Read more →

In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children. It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process, it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it... Read more →

Eric Bolling, a personal friend of President Trump and a Fox News Host, is now facing sexual harassment allegations and has been suspended while the network investigates. Is this more of the same pattern at Fox or has Bolling been targeted because he is a conservative? A weird home business that pays well, but you must love dogs. A girls softball team learns firsthand that there are consequences for what you do on social media. How big of a deal is the August 21 eclipse? Jim's experience with the Whole 30 Diet, and 10 people are hospitalized due to a... Read more →

North Korea sure seems devoted to remaining that problem that simply will not go away Anyone who’s been paying attention is aware that NK has been happy to thumb its nose at international law with repeated missile tests, and condemnations by the U.S. (and other nations) in the wake of each such test have obviously not endeared America to the communist regime. On that note, recent editions of Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, have adopted an increasingly-threatening tone toward Uncle Sam. One article quotes an unnamed government spokesperson in their expression of great hostility toward Washington, saying,... Read more →

According to a variety of news outlets, including the Highland Community News, California’s Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, is hearing it from Judicial Watch, a non-partisan, conservative watchdog group that makes it its business to keep government officials and agencies in line by filing lawsuits on the basis of the Freedom of Information Act. In Padilla’s case, Judicial Watch has sent a letter to Padilla on behalf of the Election Integrity Project California, informing him that 11 California counties have more registered voters than they have total number of adults living in them. Assuming what Judicial Watch alleges is, in... Read more →

Is math sexist? According to a professor at Vanderbilt University, why, yes, it is. As reported by the website Campus Reform, Professor Luis A. Leyva recently wrote an article titled “Unpacking the Male Superiority Myth and Masculinization of Mathematics at the Intersection,” in which he declares mathematics to be a “white and heteronormatively masculinized space.” Okie dokie. It’s important to clarify the insidiousness Leyva claims is at work here. The professor does not believe that math is inherently sexist, or otherwise biased against women because of its true nature. Rather, Leyva says, the bias is socially constructed, and rooted in... Read more →

The era of what this space often calls “sort-of” health insurance has been with us for some time now. “Sort-of” health insurance, best exemplified in recent years by policies sold through exchanges under the banner of the Affordable Care Act, is characterized by expensive premiums, as well as enormous deductibles. The combination of costly premiums with impossibly-high deductibles has left those maintaining such policies to essentially have health coverage merely in theory; while they technically have insurance, the functional utility of the coverage is minimal, at best. Enter a new era in health coverage, one that has arrived precisely as... Read more →