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  • Burger King Teaches Statists About The Power Of The Free Market

    Big government statists eschew the power of the free market. Without government regulation of business, they’ll tell you, there would be large business monopolies. Never mind that there never has been a monopoly that did not become so without government... Read More >>

    Federal Judges Deliver A Pair Of Small 2nd Amendment Victories

    Two federal judges in different states have issued rulings this week striking down local and state restrictions on access to firearms, garnering a pair of small but significant victories for 2nd Amendment rights. In California last Friday, federal judge... Read More >>

    IRS Admits It Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry After Congress Began Investigating Scandal

    When the IRS met Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s deadline last Friday to produce sworn documents explaining a variety of things about how and why Lois Lerner’s emails went missing, it dropped a couple of bombs for anyone who’s been following the... Read More >>

    Free Military Gear To Cops Has Resulted In 184 Local Police Departments ‘Losing’ Guns, Humvees

    When the federal government places leftover military weapons, MRAPs, Humvees, fire trucks and even ready-to-eat meals and sleeping bags in the hands of local fire and police forces, it’s at least trusting that those agencies will hang onto them -- even if... Read More >>

    The 10 Majors Most Likely To Lead To Underemployment

    When it comes to worthless majors, it is no secret that "liberal arts" are at the top of the heap. This is the conclusion of not just the real world: a recent survey of 68,000 workers by salary information firm PayScale confirmed as much when asking the... Read More >>

    WTF White House Statement Of The Day: Syria Airstrikes Edition

    When President Obama bragged yesterday that "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do," we should have guessed some more war-mongering was coming... and sure enough.... Read More >>

    Meet ICREACH: The NSA’s Own Secret Search Engine

    The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats,... Read More >>

    It Begins: Council On Foreign Relations Proposes That “Central Banks Should Hand Consumers Cash Directly”

    A year ago, when it became abundantly clear that all of the Fed's attempts to boost the economy have failed, leading instead to a record divergence between the "1%" who were benefiting from the Fed's aritficial inflation of financial assets, and everyone else... Read More >>

    Why Isn’t Monetary Pumping Helping The Economy?

    Despite all the massive monetary pumping over the past six years and the lowering of interest rates to almost zero most commentators have expressed disappointment with the pace of economic growth. For instance, the yearly rate of growth of the European... Read More >>

    Pennies For Plaintiffs, Millions For Lawyers

    Conservative activists have long complained about attorney’s fees for mass torts, which often result in multimillion dollar payouts for the lawyers and trivial benefit to the alleged victims. In egregious cases, the legal fees can vastly exceed the amount... Read More >>

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