The latest report on the financial condition of Social Security from the Congressional Budget Office hides an important fact: the Disability Insurance program will be exhausted in 2016 so that its benefits will have to be paid from other funds, depleting them much more rapidly than estimated.
Tyrone Freeman, appointed head of a California chapter of the Service Employees International Union by SEIU's national president Andrew Stern, will go to prison for a very long time for his embezzlement of union funds. His boss, on the other hand, is part of Obama's inner circle and will escape punishment of any kind.
On its face the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office is gloomy enough, but careful sifting through it reveals excessive optimism that its predictions cannot hide: rising interest rates, increased healthcare costs thanks to ObamaCare, and the inevitable march of demographics and the aging Baby Boomers.
Capital appreciation bonds, when combined with economic ignorance and political expediency, make up a toxic brew that is likely to explode long before they come due.
Chris Kyle, a highly decorated Navy veteran and a friend, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed by an ex-Marine suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome at a shooting range south of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday.
The great Seattle gun buyback program was essentially worthless in removing "dangerous" weapons from society, but it did serve to teach essential truths about free enterprise and human behavior.
As prices of 3D printers decline and the availability of software for such printers increases, the opportunity for average citizens to manufacture their own firearms at home is making legislators increasingly nervous.
A just-released video from the Department of Homeland Security offers many suggestions when confronted with an "active shooter," but neglects the single most effective one: resistance by armed civilians.
Teachers are ignoring complaints by anti-gunners that being armed would somehow increase violence in the classroom and are instead taking firearms safety classes in increasing numbers.
The consequences of governmental intrusion into the private market are inevitable, painful, and costly, as students such as Nick Keith found out much too late.