If you’re among the Americans who’ve received the U.S. Census Bureau’s supplemental American Community Survey (ACS) in the mail, you may have noticed that your response to the lengthy questionnaire is, uh, mandatory.
In an entertaining video, John Oliver provides a remarkably informative and incisive takedown of civil forfeiture, sussing out the obvious conflict of interest inherent in state laws allowing police to seize and keep the property of people who are never charged with a crime.
President Obama is propping up any little victory he can massage a narrative out of in order to rally the troops ahead of the November midterms. Usually, there’s little substance underlying the braggadocio. So it is with his self-congratulation over the much-touted reduction in the federal deficit.
Because every policy decision the Obama administration makes is motivated primarily by politics, the president has ordered the department of Health of Human Services not to release pricing for health coverage purchased through Healthcare.gov until after the November midterm elections are over.
Tight Senate races in a few key battleground states appear to be leaning in favor of Republicans, with less than a month left before a general election that will determine the big-picture political climate on Capitol Hill that ushers President Obama out of office.
The White House is deploying a new social media campaign meant to draw the interest of the millennial generation, and it’s using emojis to get its message across. Reportedly, the campaign is intended to sell Democrats’ ideas, by way of the Obama administration, in the final month heading into the November election.
A reporter affiliated with Watchdog.org was banned from covering a Democratic Party event headlined by first lady Michelle Obama in Wisconsin Tuesday, only a week after another reporter was forbidden from speaking with crowd members attending another Democratic event in the same state.
Obamacare will erode full-time employment and bolster the ranks of America’s part-time employees, thanks to “taxes that entice both workers and their employers to follow or avoid the government’s path of least resistance to qualifying for healthcare coverage.
The DEA stole — or, rather, fabricated — the online identity of a woman arrested and sentenced to probation on drug charges. As her trial date neared, a DEA agent used her real name, along with photos taken off of her confiscated cellphone, to create a Facebook account representing her without her knowledge or consent.
In the ongoing effort to remove any semblance of self-imposed risk from civilized society, a school district in the state of Washington has banned swing sets from all of its playgrounds.
Not that TV host Mike Rowe needs any more hits on his Facebook page, but his advice to one Facebook follower is worth sharing: Stop worrying about following your passion and focus first on doing a good job in a career that fills a need in the labor market.
New York Times Reporter James Risen received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism on Sunday, strongly criticizing the past two presidential administrations in accepting the honor. Rosen could face jail time for refusing to reveal his source for a series of 2006 stories on NSA surveillance.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is willing to tread into grey ideological areas that, so far as the establishment wing of each political party is concerned, can only exist in purest black or white. In other words, he’s willing to let himself be seen as a thoughtful judge of ideas based on their merits, rather than their political connotations. How will that serve him as a presidential candidate?
You know how some police forces allegedly use quotas to make sure their officers are out doing the Lord’s work of writing people enough traffic tickets? Well, the IRS is taking the same approach to rating its agents’ performance, in some cases applying the quota metric to determine whether employees are auditing enough people and businesses.
Spurred on by Sen. John McCain, Lindsey Graham is saying he’s interested in a presidential run, once his Senate campaign is in the bag. He’s fed up with President Obama’s inscrutable foreign policy, and thinks he is capable of repairing the damage the next president will inherit from the current one.
Progressive support for government’s effort to exert control via innovative interpretations of the 2nd Amendment isn’t likely to die off. But — at least for now — it appears to […]
When the IRS has to respond to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests (don’t laugh; apparently they only stonewall some of the time), anything in the released documents that can […]
If the federal mandatory minimum wage gets a bump, it will create a rising tide that will lift all boats. Or so say the advocates and protestors urging Congress to […]
The Small Business Administration (SBA), an agency of the federal government, has come out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial new watershed proposal, warning that, if implemented, the rule will […]
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) let loose on President Obama Tuesday at the University of South Carolina, going into candidate mode in using some of his strongest language yet to condemn the […]
California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill over the weekend that would have forced law enforcement to obtain a search warrant in order to use unmanned aerial vehicles — in […]
A plaintiff in a lawsuit against the IRS — a suit that has nothing to do with the political discrimination scandal — is alleging that the tax enforcement agency destroyed […]
Senate Democrats have found a new front in the perpetual war against the 2nd Amendment: Kroger grocery stores. A trio of Senate Democrats has co-authored a letter to Kroger’s CEO, […]