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, […]
A Bronx police officer fresh off being honored with the department’s second-highest commendation allegedly broke into a 30-year-old woman’s home that same night, told her something extremely creepy, dragged her […]
President Obama hosted Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, Monday at a White House dinner intended to commemorate their first-ever meeting. There was crisped halibut, avocado, goat cheese and more — […]
There are few intellectual liberals whose intentions and arguments align with those of constitutional conservatives and libertarians more closely than Camille Paglia. Unlike many of her nominally liberal academic peers, […]
There’s a drought on in Southern California, and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has already restricted citizens’ water usage with an emergency measure that authorizes $500 per-day fines for anyone caught […]
Connecticut parents who’ve chosen to home-school their children would be faced with a new layer of bureaucracy and state regulation, if a new legislative proposal from the governor’s Sandy Hook […]
On Sunday, voters in Switzerland rejected a referendum proposal to convert their country’s private-sector health insurance system to one managed by the state. Of course they’d reject a crazy idea […]
Your mileage may vary; but if you’re a resourceful beggar, it’s apparently possible to eke out a middle-class living by hitting the streets and pleading desperately for strangers to give […]
The U.S. Department of Defense revealed a policy change Thursday that will open the path to a military career for illegal aliens who came to the U.S. with their parents […]
One wonders if Vegas has opened a book on Senator John McCain’s odds of winning a sixth Senate term. The speculation machine around whether McCain (R-Ariz.), now 78, will run […]