by | Feb 8, 2018

With the grand bargain struck by Republicans with Democrats on the two-year budget deal, there is one thing for sure known: Republicans love spending other people’s money as much as Democrats. The allure is too great. The blank checks are…

by | Nov 8, 2017

Humankind’s propensity to act selfishly is taken to be an important problem in political theory: an impediment, perhaps, to the utopian dreams of political philosophers. State-organized collectivization is often wrongly believed to provide a way out of the cycle of…

by | Aug 17, 2017

Sacramento Even California’s liberal Democrats are starting to understand that the state’s housing crisis is fundamentally a supply-and-demand problem. Home prices have soared to astronomical levels, with a median price above $750,000 in the nine-county Bay Area and nearly $700,000…

by | Feb 24, 2017

The Democrats expected to win in November. Their whole world was built around that reality. That is true most of all within the administrative state. Besides Hillary Clinton, the folks that populate the bureaucracy have been most stunned by Donald Trump’s…

by | Jan 4, 2017

President Obama continues to be a busy little government beaver. He’s installing minions in all parts of the government that will have made and now, will continue to make, life hard for people. Via Watchdog’s Ashe Show, here’s an example:…

by | Dec 6, 2016

Editor’s Note: This piece is an ongoing investigative series in partnership with Watchdog.org’s state-level journalists. Pension budget woes beset nearly every state in the union and cities and municipalities are also being hit with unprecedented pension debt. Baby boomers are retiring….

by | Nov 17, 2016

Lawmakers have been tinkering around the edges of reforming the way the government delivers the mail, but, unless bolder measures, such as removing the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) monopoly status, are taken soon, the problem won’t ever be solved.  A…

by | Nov 10, 2016

Editor’s Note: This piece will be the beginning of an investigative series in partnership with Watchdog.org‘s state-level journalists. Pension budget woes beset nearly every state in the union and cities and municipalities are also being hit with unprecedented pension debt….

by | Sep 8, 2016

You may have read that GM killed the electric car. This isn’t true. The government did. The practical electric car, at any rate. By imposing car design edicts that have made it impossible (so far) to build an economical electric…

by | Aug 24, 2016

Baton Rouge Tuesday, President Barack Obama landed in Baton Rouge to tour the devastation of the historic flood in South Louisiana. In his remarks to the media during his visit, the president noted, after saluting the various local, state and…

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