A New Life for Old Food

American corpulence hit new highs in 2014. According to a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey, 27.7 percent of all U.S. adults now qualify as obese, a gain of more than two percentage points since 2008.

Peter Schiff on Greece, Puerto Rico, and America's Looming Economic Crisis

"What's happening in Greece and what's happening in Puerto Rico is going to happen in the United States," says investment guru and radio host Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.

California Legislators Want to Pass a Law That Requires Less Oil, More Clean Energy Use

During his keynote address at a climate summit in Toronto last Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) described as "troglodytes" — i.e., willfully ignorant people — those Americans who deny the effects of global warming.

Movie Reviews: <em>Trainwreck</em> and <em>Ant-Man</em>

TrainwreckIn Trainwreck, TV phenom Amy Schumer gets her Hollywood closeup, and she’s ready for it. The movie is a romantic comedy in the early Judd Apatow mode, by turns raunchy and sweet. But director Apatow seems refreshed by a relocation from his customary Los Angeles turf to the livelier precincts of New York.

Gary Johnson on Trump, the Presidential Election, and Life as a Pot Company CEO

"Is this country of 300 million people only capable of being governed by two families?," asks Gary Johnson, the former two-term Republican governor from New Mexico, who also ran for president in 2012 on the Libertarian Party (LP) line. "The biggest factor in politics is name familiarity," says Johnson, referring to Clinton and Bush, "and that’s the phenomenon that exists right now."

Denis Leary Has Aging Rockers in His Sights in New FX Comedy

Making fun of decrepit rock and roll stars is a tradition almost as old as rock and roll itself.

The Iran Debate and the Echoes of History

If Rip Van Winkle had gone to sleep sometime in the past five decades and awakened today, he would know nothing about the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal. But he would have no trouble following the debate, because he's heard it before. Presidents, adversaries and the world have changed; the arguments have not. 

Hillary Clinton Wants to Destroy the Sharing Economy. Here's Why That's a Terrible Idea.

Hillary ClintonDuring a recent economic address by Hillary Clinton to soft-launch her "growth and fairness economy" plan, she rightfully noted that we "need new ideas" to combat slow economic growth and the lack of opportunit

2 Reasons to Be Happy About the Iran Deal, and 1 Reason Not to Be

The nuclear agreement with Iran is good for two reasons: it reduces the chance of war, and it promises relief from sanctions for the Iranian people.