BBVA Bancomer Research has produced a study that indicates that since Arizona enacted Senate Bill 1070, which provides for state law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws, that the Hispanic population of Arizona has dropped by about 100,000 people.

The co-chairs of President Obama’s Deficit Commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, announced many of the possible recommendations that could appear in the report of the Commission due December 1. They included just enough to arouse the ire of partisans on both sides, without making any serious inroads into real deficit reduction. Calling it a “politically provocative and economically ambitious package,” the New York Times said the initial proposals are “igniting a debate that is likely to grip the country for years.”

The United States Food and Drug Administration passed sweeping new measures yesterday that will change tobacco marketing rules dramatically. According to the new rules, American cigarette sellers must place graphic images on the warning labels on cigarette packages, including images of corpses and diseased lungs. The FDA claims that the warnings are intended to reduce cigarette-related diseases.

Fans of the Glenn Beck program on the Fox News Channel have long agreed with the conservative pundit that George Soros, left-wing billionaire, is a “spooky dude.” Just how spooky, however, remained to be seen, until Beck’s television special, “George Soros: The Puppetmaster,” which was viewed by over three million Americans on its first day.

cover storyIs the United States' economy headed ineluctably over the edge, as the gloomier financial forecasters project? Or is it still possible for us to reverse course and draw back from the precipice on which our economy is teetering?

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