Traffic to major online destinations such as Netflix and Reddit slowed to a crawl last week in a symbolic protest known as “Internet Slowdown Day.”
Millions of Americans entrust their financial information to private accountants, lest they fill out the dreaded 1040 tax form on their own. When things go wrong, and they’re overcharged, they sometimes lodge a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service.Shares
The campaign slogan for Carol Schwartz’s quixotic quest to be mayor of the District of Columbia could well be “The fifth time’s the charm.”Shares
America’s largest environmental groups earn millions from crude oil. The Nature Conservancy, for example, owns an oil well in Texas and has $23 million invested in energy stocks.Shares
Scotland the brave, the ancestral home of millions of the sturdiest and most independent of Americans, will vote Thursday whether to secede to become once more an independent nation. The United Kingdom would be united no more.Shares
There's nothing more addictive to government than the ability to flood the market with paper currency. It seems like a solution, but it's not.
There are police shootings, and then there are police shootings. The Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who seem to show up at such shootings before the lawyers or the rescue squads, apparently haven't heard about the shooting of Dillon Taylor, 20, in Salt Lake City.
Labor organizers orchestrated a rowdy series of protests against fast-food restaurants Thursday, demanding a doubling of the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Who wouldn't want that, even without fries?
Whoever said cheaters never win never met a president with an unrestrained ambition to make big government bigger, and damn the Constitution. Three new judges of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rode to the rescue of Obamacare on Thursday.
Labor Day has come and gone and with it the season for white linen suits and two-tone shoes. It's the right time to ask: Where's that "Recovery Summer" we were promised four years ago?
The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks take the field Thursday night in football's season opener, and political correctness in the NFL has already been sacked twice.
President Obama still doesn't have any idea of what to do about the Islamic State, but a growing number of Democrats and Republicans in Congress do. They're determined to take the conduct of the war out of the president's hands.
Nearly everyone agrees there's a dark and smoky suburb across the River Styx reserved for child predators, but occasionally one of them shows up on somebody's payroll, even the government's.
There may be some good to come yet from the unfortunate events in Ferguson, Mo. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday about the perils of militarizing law enforcement.
Amnesty for millions of illegals — just not right now. That's the cry to President Obama of desperate incumbent Democratic senators in red and purple states.
Musical tastes have changed over the past 80 years. Swing, jazz, pop and blues gave way to rock and roll, country, Gospel, heavy metal, new wave, and even rap, if rap be rightly called music.
The globalists are taking the next step in the war on carbon dioxide.
Veterans have earned our gratitude --- and our obligations to them. Finally, they're all going to get a little more control over their medical care.
Today, as we set our minds to a new season of work, we begin what I hope will be a new age of the American worker, an age in which all of us again are free to prosper.
When you get a whole country — as did ours — thinking that Washington is a sort of heaven and behind its clouds dwell omniscience and omnipotence, you are educating that country into a dependent state of mind, which augurs ill for the future. Our help does not come from Washington, but from ourselves; our help may, however, go to Washington as a sort of central distribution point, where all our efforts are coordinated for the general good. We may help the Government; the Government cannot help us. The slogan of "less government in business and more business in government" is a very good one, not mainly on account of business or government, but on account of the people. Business is not the reason why the United States was founded. The Declaration of Independence is not a business charter, nor is the Constitution of the United States a commercial schedule.
Burger King's retreat to the Great White North reveals the consequences of setting the tax rate too high. The iconic Florida-based fast-food chain intends to merge with Tim Horton's, the equally iconic coffee-and-doughnuts chain in Canada. The resulting burger and doughnuts conglomerate would be based in Ontario, where taxes are reasonable.
Intolerance is nothing to sneeze at. Neither is a sneeze. Kendra Turner, 17, a student at Dyer County High School in Newbern, Tenn., found that out the hard way when she was sent off to the principal's office. She had said "bless you" when a fellow student sneezed in class.
To rescue the nation from "political misinformation" and "hate speech," the U.S. government is spending nearly a million dollars to look into how animated cat images spread across the Internet do harm. At best, it's a waste of time. At worst, it's a tool to suppress free speech.
Democrats argue that voter fraud is a phantom menace. Sensible safeguards for the integrity of elections, such as requiring the presentation of valid voter identification at the polls, are racist schemes to suppress turnout.
Denver calls itself Pothead City, but it has competition. In Seattle, a pothead can get a high out of a soda-pop bottle, and more reefer madness is on the way.