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  • Stossel: A man's home is his subsidy

    Stossel: A man’s home is his subsidy

    In this case, HUD wants to spend millions more to renew Section 8 housing vouchers that help poor people pay rent.

  • Stossel: No regulation? No problem

    Stossel: No regulation? No problem

    Government’s micromanagement stifles innovation. Companies now invest in lawyers and “compliance officers,” rather than engineers and creators.

  • Charity begins with wealth creation

    Charity — helping people who have trouble helping themselves — is a good thing two times over. It’s good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too.

  • It's the spending, stupid!

    It’s the spending, stupid!

    Listening to progressive media pundits, I’d think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform.

  • Government gone bad

    Government gone bad

    Politicians claim they make our lives better by passing laws. But laws rarely improve life. They go wrong. Unintended consequences are inevitable.

  • Food nannies panic about fiscal cliff

    Food nannies panic about fiscal cliff

    Scientifically illiterate, business-hating media are doing scare stories claiming budget sequestration will lead to poisoned food outbreaks all over the country. Don’t believe them.

  • Legalize insider trading

    Legalize insider trading

    Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors $14 billion hedge fund.

  • About that fiscal cliff

    About that fiscal cliff

    Yikes, we’re headed toward a fiscal cliff! It will crush the economy! Or so the media and politicians tell us.

  • A loss for freedom

    A loss for freedom

    Democrats won big last week. So government will continue to grow. Individual freedom will yield, but at least some people with records of supporting liberty were elected.

  • More government

    More government

    I expect that by the time you read this, President Obama will have been re-elected. Get ready for four more years of Big Bloated Government.

  • Coulter defends Romney

    Mitt Romney tells people he won’t fire federal workers or cut education spending. He says he’ll spend more on the military. He sounds like a big-government guy. Or is he just pandering for votes? Ann Coulter came on my TV | Read More »

  • Greed


    With this election approaching, and statist, eager-to-regulate candidates in ascent, we need more Americans to understand this.

  • Politically correct and bad rules

    We take free speech for granted in America, unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that.

  • Mitt Romney, big-government man

    Mitt Romney, big-government man

    We who hope for smaller government as a way to expand liberty and create prosperity are disturbed by what we heard from Romney last week.

  • We fund dependency

    So, what exactly goes on in government funded “jobs centers”?

  • Strangulation by union

    Strangulation by union

    The Chicago teachers strike is over, but the public didn’t win, and nor did the students. Only free enterprise can truly improve the lives of all Americans.

  • I like Gary Johnson

    We’re best off if government just leaves us alone to our peaceful cooperation with whomever we please.

  • Clinton myths

    When someone claims anyone can rebuild a society from the ground up, I say he is arrogant and delusional.

  • What I ask of Romney and Obama

    Liberals and conservatives have real differences. We should state them.

  • The war on drugs: Because Prohibition worked so well …

    Forty years ago, the United States locked up fewer than 200 of every 100,000 Americans. Then President Nixon declared war on drugs. Now we lock up more of our people than any other country…