The February 22nd Newsweek poll followed by the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showing billionaire Donald Trump eclipsing his nearest Republican rivals and even challenging incumbent President Obama has caused some commentators to look past his rhetoric to see where "The Donald" really stands on major issues. Jonathan Hoenig, writing for SmartMoney.com, says that Trump's primary appeal is undoubtedly his business experience.
Under the guise of environmentalism, Boston is considering the installation of thermal imaging cameras throughout the city for the stated purpose of determining the energy efficiency of individual homes. However, the cameras also have the capability of showing activity within the homes of Boston residents, raising privacy concerns.
Texas lawmakers are continuing their quest to prohibit Shariah law from being accepted as persuasive in any court in the Lone Star State. This includes any cultural considerations and implications of any foreign law or code, including the Islamic Shariah law.
Proving Ronald Reagan�s adage that Democrats �never met a tax they didn�t hike,� President Barack Obama is planning to �call for tax increases for people making over $250,000 a year, a proposal contained in his 2012 budget, and changing parts of the tax code he thinks benefit the wealthy,� the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama is also expected to �propose cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, and changes to Social Security.� But if those cuts are anything like the so-called cuts in the recent budget compromise, they will amount to small reductions in proposed increases, not genuine cuts.