The Incredibly High Cost Of Special Taxes And Fees

The cable bill was the last straw, says Kristin Tate. “That’s the one that really made me mad.” X Comcast included $36 in charges for mysterious things like “utility ... Continue Reading →

Sally C. Pipes: Bailouts Won’t Fix Obamacare’s Fundamental Flaws

Senate Republicans are complaining about Obamacare again. But this time, they’re upset that the federal government isn’t spending enough money to prop up the health law’s ... Continue Reading →

National Debt: CBO Forecast Is Ominous

The Congressional Budget Office last week released its annual budget and economic outlook report, and although the news was gruesome, the report was greeted in Washington with a giant ... Continue Reading →

South Dakota Wants The Supreme Court To Let It Tax Out-Of-State Businesses

South Dakota has become what South Carolina once was — stubborn, pugnacious and wrong. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede. In 2016, South Dakota’s ... Continue Reading →

Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB) Hacked Hundreds of Times

Data Breach: The same day lawmakers were grilling Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook’s handling of private data, Congress heard testimony about a privacy scandal that is infinitely ... Continue Reading →

Why Now And What Does It Mean?

One hundred nineteen years ago, Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed announced that he was, after 22 years of service, resigning from Congress. Reed had been one of the most effective ... Continue Reading →

Facebook Privacy Scandal: Why Is Zuckerberg Groveling?

What is it about spectacular American business success stories like Facebook that brings out envy and resentment? X Facebook (FB) has 2 billion monthly users. CEO Mark Zuckerberg ... Continue Reading →

The War On Science Isn’t Coming From The Right

We’ve been told conservatives don’t believe in science and that there’s a “Republican war on science.” X But John Tierney, who’s written about ... Continue Reading →

Trump Can Cut Billions In Wasteful Spending — Here’s How

The White House is seriously considering a strategy to cancel tens of billions of dollars of wasteful spending in the $1.3 trillion budget signed by President Donald Trump last month. X It’s ... Continue Reading →

Government Spending On Entitlements Pits Children vs. Grandparents

To those paying attention, the recent strikes for higher teachers’ pay in West Virginia and Oklahoma are a harbinger of things to come. You can attribute the strikes to the ... Continue Reading →