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Choosing between two Americas

Six years ago I wrote a book called "Uncle Sam's Plantation." I wrote the book to tell my own story of what I saw living inside the welfare state and…

Bush paid too much for bailout

The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks…

Taxing problems in Washington

Congress likes to talk about simplifying the tax code -- which, bear in mind, is solely its own creation -- but never does. Perhaps the tax problems of three of…

Stimulus cost keeps going up

Historically huge to begin with, economic stimulus legislation is growing larger by the day in the Senate, where the addition of a new tax…

Good politics, lousy economics

In 1930, as the Great Depression tightened its grip on the country, Congress passed the Smoot-Hawley Act, erecting a high and onerous tariff wall around the U.S. economy. The lawmakers…

Revoking Blackwater’s license to kill

The government of Iraq has announced that the private security firm Blackwater will be banned from that country.

The news that the company's license to kill will not be…

Finally, a real effort to safeguard our kids

This is a story of bad government, children at risk and, perhaps, a glimmer of hope.

Marc Edwards is a dedicated and very smart scientist and engineer (he won…

Even the left laughs at global warming now

So-called "global warming" has shrunk from problem to punch line. And now, Leftists are laughing, too. It's hard not to chuckle at the idea of Earth boiling in a carbon…

Blagojevich tossed out as Illinois governor

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thrown out of office Thursday without a single lawmaker rising in his defense, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges…

Iraq pulls plug on Blackwater mercenaries

Iraq will not allow Blackwater Worldwide to continue providing security protection for U.S. diplomats in the country, Iraqi and U.S. officials said Thursday.