New York Yankees Bid Farewell To A Legend

Exit, Sandman

America’s Stupid Copyright Laws: ‘I Have a Dream’ Edition

One of the iconic speeches in American history is copyrighted.

Republican Political Suicide Over Immigration Reform

David Brooks warns that failing to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill “could be a tragedy for the country and political suicide for Republicans.”

RIAA Takedown Strategy Backfires

The recording industry has sent its 25 millionth Google takedown notice, trying to kill links that sprung up because of earlier takedown notices.

CBO Report Cites Economic Benefits Of Immigration Reform

A new Congressional Budget Office report finds real economic benefits from immigration reform.

“Happy Birthday To You” And What’s Wrong With Intellectual Property Law

A song written when Grover Cleveland was President is still protected by Copyright Law. That makes no sense at all.

Boy Scouts Of America Votes To Admit Openly Gay Members

A major change in policy by the Boy Scouts.

AP Wins Case Limiting Fair Use

AP has won round 1 in a case against Meltwater that would severely limit the Fair Use concept in commercial cases.

White House: Unlocking A Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be A Crime

The White House is backing an effort to overturn a bizarre ruled recently enacted by the Library of Congress

Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain–Or Is It?

“Who owns Sherlock Holmes?” The answer is . . . complicated.

Obama, GOP Battle Over Sequestration Cuts

The sequestration cuts are fast approaching, and the political battle is continuing.

Poor Pay High Taxes, If We Redefine ‘Taxes’

The American tax code contains perverse incentives and barriers to getting out of poverty.

Initial GDP Report Shows Economy Contracting In Final Quarter Of 2012

Some surprisingly bad economic news

Congress Jumps Off Fiscal Cliff, Pulls Parachute Rip Cord

Our politicians have averted an artificial crisis of their own making. The next one’s in two months.

The Art Of Compromise

You can’t always get what you want.

Reagan Won The Tax Debate. Now What?

Ronald Reagan won the tax fight. The debate now centers on whether to continue cutting taxes or slightly reverse the trend.

Supreme Court Overrules Hurricane Sandy

The nation’s capitol is closed in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy. But the Supreme Court will be reporting for duty.

Mitt Romney Once Again Misrepresents The Status Of The U.S. Navy

Mitt Romney is once again making completely false claims about the status of the United States Navy.

6 Million Americans Will Be Hit By ObamaCare Tax Penalty

A lot more people than expected are likely to be hit by the ObamaCare individual mandate tax penalty than previously thought.

Pirate Party Leader Fights Illegal Downloads of Her Book

A Pirate Party leader has been policing illegal downloads of her copyrighted book.

Shepard Fairey Gets 2 Years Probation in Obama Poster Coverup

Shepard Fairey, the artist who turned a generic AP photo of Barack Obama into an iconic painting, got a hefty punishment for lying to government investigators.

Who Owns Your iTunes Library When You Die?

Technically, you don’t own your digital music files. That means you can’t transfer them to your heirs after you die.

The Impending Fiscal Cliff Presents Congress, And America, With A Fiscal Dilemma

Congress and the American people have a choice to make between two not very palatable options.

The Fiscal Cliff: Another Threat To The Economy

While Washington dithers, business owners are starting to worry.

Romney Ad Uses Obama “I’m So In Love With You” Performance

Two liberal columnists say a recent Mitt Romney ad proves he’s out of touch—and implies that he’s running a racist stealth campaign.

US Tax Rates by Quintile

The Bush tax cuts were much more progressive than you probably think.

The Supreme Court, Copyright Law, and Common Sense

Public interest groups want the Supreme Court to fix our stupid copyright laws.

Yes, The GOP Can, And Likely Will, Repeal ObamaCare in 2013 If They Win In November

If the GOP wins in November, there will be very few actual barriers in the way if they really want to repeal the PPACA.

Bill Clinton’s Bizarre Walk Back On Tax Cut Extensions

Bill Clinton walks back his comments about extending the Bush Tax Cuts in the most unbelievable manner possible.

The Dumbest Plagiarism Scandal Ever

Recipe plagiarism and a bonus tale.

Braves, Barves, And Intellectual Property Law

An object lesson in the problems with our intellectual property laws

Politics, Hubris, And The Questionable Constitutionality Of ObamaCare

This week’s hearings in the Supreme Court caught many proponents of the Affordable Care Act off guard.

Good News All Around In January Jobs Report

The January jobs report was the best we’ve seen in more than three years.

Obama Crusin’ For A November Bruisin’?

Things aren’t all sunshine and roses for the Obama 2012 campaign.

CBO Forecast: Trillion Dollar Deficits, Slow Growth, And High Unemployment

The latest projections from Congressional Budget Office are sobering to say the least.

Federal Workers Overpaid, Say Federal Workers at CBO

Employees of the US Federal Government earn substantially more in salary and benefits than their private sector comparables.

Brokaw Objects To Romney Anti-Gingrich Ad with Old NBC Footage

Tom Brokaw isn’t happy with Mitt Romney’s latest ad, which use of a 1997 NBC news report on Newt Gingrich’s ethics.

New Twitter Policy Leads To Misguided Cries Of Censorship

Censorship or sound business practice?