New Requirements on Border ID Stir Worries at Crossings

By GINGER THOMPSON Published: May 23, 2009 WASHINGTON — After years of delay and hundreds of millions of dollars in preparations, Customs and Border Protection officials said new security measures would go into effect on June 1, requiring Americans entering the country by land or sea to show government-approved identification. Currently, Americans crossing borders or arriving on cruise ships can … Read More

Advocates of Gun Rights Are Poised for a Victory

by Carl Hulse WASHINGTON — Advocates of gun rights are poised to win a Congressional victory that eluded them under a Republican president. To the frustration and discouragement of many Democrats, House and Senate lawmakers and aides say it now appears likely that President Obama will this week sign into law a provision allowing visitors to national parks and … Read More

Happiness Is … Being Old, Male and Republican

by Robert Roy Britt Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find. And a new Pew Research Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economy tanks. Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women. … Read More

Study: Twitter Users = Information Junkies

Rather than ego fulfillment or networking, what appears to truly motivate Twitter users is learning new things and getting information in a timely manner, according to new data from research firm MarketingProfs. The study of some 425 Twitter users, conducted in early and mid-April, found that nearly 100% respondents agreed with the statements “I value getting information in a timely … Read More

CEOs Who Use Twitter

By Douglas MacMillan and Rebecca Reisner Business Week In August 2008 we reported on 18 chief executives who use the microblogging application Twitter to clue customers in on new services, help them with questions about their products, and generally get a little bit personal with customers, business associates, and the public. Not even a year later, we bring you nearly … Read More

CEOs Who Use Twitter

John D. Rockefeller famously saw the Wall Street crash coming and got his money out when the shoeshine boy started giving him stock tips. So what does it mean for the Next New Thing in social media when your parents-in-law start telling you about Twitter? For one thing, any self-respecting digital trendspotter will have started looking elsewhere at least a … Read More

Miss California is the Left’s new Sarah Palin

As our nation struggles with its worst recession in decades, a beauty pageant runner-up, who most Americans probably never heard of three weeks ago, is attracting national headlines. Such seems absurd given the low interest in these events let alone the improbability of anyone caring about the views expressed by the contestants during the question and answer phase. Let’s face … Read More