Are We Overprotecting Our Kids?

How did we survive without all the molly-codding kids today get?

Very Little Of What U.S. Consumers Spend Goes Toward Stuff Made In China

What you think you know about the U.S.-China trade relationship may not be entirely true.

FAA Funding Remains In Limbo As Congress Goes On Vacation

Congress is failing to complete even simple tasks thanks to a bitter partisan divide.

Tim Pawlenty Pulls Ames Ads, Shifts to GOTV

Tim Pawlenty is rethinking his campaign strategy.

The Next Capitol Hill Battle: The Gas Tax

You thought you’d seen the worst of Congress in July? Oh, you silly American you.

Federal Appeals Court Rejects 4th Amendment Challenge To TSA “Nude” Image Scanners

A Federal Appeals Court says the full body image scanners showing up in airports are Constitutional.

DC Has Worst Drivers But Safe For Pedestrians

The nation’s capital is the worst place to drive in the country. But it’s a surprisingly safe place to walk.

Plurality Of Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

Are you better off than you were three years ago? 44% of Americans say no.

Not All Abortions Are Legal

Desperate women are finding some horrific ways to terminate their pregnancies. Some are being arrested for it.

Pedestrian Safety: Preventable Deaths?

Thousands of pedestrians are killed in America each year. Are we doing enough about it?

Senator Proposes “No-Ride” List For Rail

One U.S. Senator wants to bring elements of the TSA’s security theater to America’s rail system.

Diploma Mills: Close Enough For Government Work

Most good government jobs require a college degree–but they don’t care much whether it’s a real one.

High Gas Prices Hurting Obama

President Obama is suffering in the polls because of high gas prices, but is there really anything he can do about them?

Study: Rising Gas Prices Don’t Impact Consumption

A new study suggests that increases in the price of gasoline have very little impact on consumer behavior. If that’s true, it has serious implications for energy policy.

Federal Union Protection Laws Could Penalize Wisconsin

Federal laws designed to protect unions add yet another wrinkle to the Wisconsin standoff.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Dork from Ork Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Taxes At An All-Time Low; Deficits At An All-Time High

The drive to cut taxes is at the heart of the budget mess.

National Drinking Habits

Americans drink less than Europeans and far less than Russians.

Toyota Cars Safe: Government Study

The Obama administration’s investigation into Toyota safety problems has found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems.

TSA Workers Gain Right to Join Most Pointless Union Ever

TSA screeners will now have the right to join a union. Or at least a union that can’t actually negotiate much of anything.

Unemployment Rate At Lowest Level Since 2009, Job Growth Still Anemic

The January jobs report is, in a word, disappointing.


Didn’t we just talk about this?

Gravy Train About To End For The Washington, D.C. Area?

Some people in the D.C. area are worried that the Federal spending gravy train may be coming to an end. They should be.

New York City Snow Cleanup Hampered By Union Work Stoppage

Streets in New York City like this one on Staten Island went unplowed for days thanks to a work slowdown by sanitation workers, which raises the question of what Public Sector Unions should be allowed to do.

Of Blizzards And Political Firestorms

Cory Booker, Michael Bloomberg, and Chris Christie have been in the news this week due to the political fallout over their handling of the East Coast blizzard.

More Tales of Keeping Us Safe at Airports

The TSA’s crusade to fondle whomever they please continues.

Lame-Duck Congresses: Bug, Or Feature?

The 20th Amendment was supposed to eliminate lame duck sessions, but it didn’t.

Judicial Activism: It’s Not Just A River In Egypt

Judicial activism doesn’t mean “reaching a decision I don’t like.”

Republican Hypocrisy On Pork Barrel Spending

The incoming House Republicans aren’t making a good first impression.

Anti-Earmark Republicans Looking For Ways Around Earmark Ban

Just weeks after voting for a broad ban on earmarks, Republicans are looking for ways to get money to their districts without calling it an “earmark.”

Cities Matter More Than Ever

Despite recurring predictions that the Internet and mass communications would allow people to work from anywhere, talent continues to cluster in big cities.