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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.

The pressure politics of prayer in the workplace

Judith Scott probably never set out to be a First Amendment heroine. But she is as far as I'm concerned. Scott has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for…

The Iranian revolution at 30

The 20th century was a time of great and terrible revolutions. The Russian Revolution of 1917 promised a communist utopia. It delivered man-made famines, the Gulag Archipelago and at least…

Rush Limbaugh and the stupidity meter

When Rush Limbaugh said he wanted Barack Obama to fail, the clanging of the stupidity meter roused me to action.

Usually, I have the stupidity meter set to mute when it…