May 15, 2013
Are you a real man (or woman)? Do you have "grit"? Compare yourself to the man on the $20 bill: Andrew Jackson, our seventh president. During the Revolutionary War, Jackson volunteered to fight. He was just 13 years old at the time.
May 8, 2013
Forty-three million Americans moved from one state to another between 1995 and 2010 — about one-seventh of Americans. It's good that we can move. Moving provides one of the few limits on the megalomania of state bureaucrats.
May 1, 2013
Most Americans — even those who are legislators — know very little about the details of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way.
Apr 25, 2013
I wrote recently how teachers unions, parent-teacher associations, and school bureaucrats form an education “Blob” that makes it hard to improve schools. They also take revenge on those who work around the Blob. Here’s one more sad example.
Apr 17, 2013
Even parts of government that look like a business never get run with the efficiency of a business. Just look at the post office. They buy commercials and tout their services the way private businesses do. They offer a service that customers want.
Apr 10, 2013
People say government must "help the little guy, promote equality, level the playing field." People often go into government to do that. But even when people mean well, it's natural for them to help out their cronies.
Apr 3, 2013
Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations — or hate trees and animals. I love trees and animals. But you can love nature and still hate the tyranny that environmental regulations bring.
Mar 27, 2013
The Senate did something this past weekend it hasn't done in four years: passed a budget. The law requires the Senate to pass a budget, but Congress often ignores its own laws. For most of Barack Obama's presidency, a series of continuing resolutions kept the money — your money — flowing.