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Obama Small Business Forum Was A Slap In The Face To Small Businesses

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I attended the Obama Administration's small business forum in Washington D.C. on Monday, June 28. Virtually every aspect of the event clearly demonstr...

Exxon Profits Soar, Still No Windfall Profits Tax from Obama

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lloyd Chapman

Exxon Mobil Corporation announced that its first quarter profit earnings were up 38 percent, totaling $6.3 billion in profits due mainly to the high p...

Analysis of Latest Obama Administration Small Business Contracting Data Released

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has released the first analysis of the government's fiscal year (FY) 2009 small business contracting data. h...

NASA Sued for Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lloyd Chapman

This issue has gone on unabated for over decade. I don't think these abuses are going to stop until people start going to prison.

In 4,000 Word Story on Marriage Education, Washington Post Only Quotes True Believers

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

Have you read The Marriage Myth story in the Washington Post? The subtitle of reporter Ellen McCarthy's article is "Why do so many couples divorce? Ma...

Obama Small Business Task Force May Ignore #1 Problem

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, April 26, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of two task forces charged with removing barriers to access, and monitoring go...

Pakistan's Sex Trade: Part II PHOTOS

Kate Orne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kate Orne

Roaming the streets while their mothers earn their meager income, the children of prostitutes are easy targets for abuse, drugs, and crime.

Quaint Concept: Justice for All

Lawrence McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence McGovern

Legal service providers contend that it is not just a question of how America treats its most vulnerable citizens; justice for all makes a better America for all of its 300 million citizens.

Abuse Victim Lawsuit Treats Vatican As Business

AP | DINESH RAMDE and ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE — A lawsuit from the U.S. aims to place blame for priest sexual abuse at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church by claiming t...

Obama Administration Small Business Forum Shuns Critics

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

After angry small business owners from around the country registered to attend the forum and speak, the agenda was abruptly modified to preclude any unscripted comments.

Boy Scouts Defend Effectiveness Of Optional Sex Abuse Prevention Program

AP | WILLIAM McCALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Boy Scouts of America executive on Wednesday told a jury considering whether to award $25 million in punitive damages in a se...

Dear President Obama, Quit Cheating Small Businesses Out of Federal Contracts

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

During your Presidential campaign you promised, "an end to business as usual in Washington," and "change we can believe in." You made several promises...

Obama Small Business Conference Draws Criticism

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

On Monday, June 14, the Obama Administration suddenly announced that it will hold a small business forum in Washington D.C. on June 28. Obama Adminis...

Army Sued For Refusing to Release Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Wednesday, April 14, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed suit against the U.S. Department of the Army under the Freedom of Information ...

Oregon Jury: $1.4 MILLION To Kerry Lewis In Boy Scouts Abuse Case

AP | WILLIAM McCALL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PORTLAND, Ore. — A jury delivered an embarrassing rebuke to the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday when it found that the organization failed to p...

The Sad Reality of Domestic Violence

David Wygant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Wygant

Domestic violence is something that runs rampant in this country. What I really want is to read your comments on this subject. How many of you have ever been a victim of any kind of domestic violence?

Have We Become Comfortably Numb to Violence and Abuse?

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Renee

We are bombarded with gruesome images day in and day out. From tweens on up, what we see in the media, in movies and on the Internet is making us numb to it all.

General Services Administration Officials to Be Deposed in Lawsuit Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Since 2003, investigations have uncovered billions of dollars in federal small business contracts ending up in the hands of Fortune 500 firms and some of the largest businesses in Europe and Asia.

NASA Sued For Refusing to Release Contracting Data on United Space Alliance

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Tuesday, June 8, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed suit against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Federal D...

Take a Leap: How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly by Connie Fowler

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

It's a testament to Fowler's flair with characters and setting that the plot can be forgiven and the heroine, skyborne.

On Catholic Child Abuse, Please Leave the Jews Out of It

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Alan Elsner

Like many non-Catholics, I have been observing the unfolding international scandal over sexual abuse of children by priests with a kind of shocked fascination.

Obama Administration Faces Court Battle Over Contracting Data

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Tuesday, March 30, the American Small Business League (ASBL) filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in United States District Court, Northern ...

Survivors Use Their Voice to Help Others Heal

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Renee

In a family driven system of care, where the voices of survivors are heard, valued and shared with other survivors, we can listen, understand and stand by one another.

Obama Proposes Tax Cut for Mega Rich Venture Capitalist Contributors

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama has proposed new legislation that will allow many of the nation's wealthiest venture capitalists to avoid paying billions of do...

New In-depth Report Challenges Obama Small Business Track Record

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) has concluded an examination and report on President Barack Obama's track record for small businesses, and u...