By Mark Tapscott | 03/28/14 08:45 AM
Good etiquette means never saying "I told you so" to the thick-headed twit who ignored your sage advice, right? Well, sometimes the temptation is just too much.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/27/14 09:13 AM
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform weren't happy yesterday when IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said it may take "years" to copy Lois Lerner's emails.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/26/14 08:56 AM
Federal agencies are required by law to rely upon independent scientific experts to conduct cost-benefit analyses of proposed environmental regulations. But, as Washington Examiner columnist Ron Arnold notes today in a devastating analysis, officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/25/14 10:12 AM
Ever heard of the U.S. Supreme Court's Plessy v Ferguson ruling in 1896? That's the one where the guys in the black robes upheld "separate but equal" *accommodations on public facilities like trains. Or how about the Dred Scott case in 1857? Most Americans have probably heard of that one...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/24/14 09:08 AM
Two myths are persistently peddled by mass transit advocates, environmentalists and others who want to restore the 19th Century model of city life. The first myth is that mass transit usage is going up dramatically, which is closely related to the second myth that Americans are driving less....
By Mark Tapscott | 03/21/14 09:19 AM
There is a maxim that one person's freedom ends at another person's nose. That's not quite how it works in the academic world when the swinger is the liberal powers-that-be and the swingee is a conservative professor. The Alliance Defending Freedom and the American Center for Law and Justice...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/20/14 09:10 AM
Sunshine Week has not been a good one for President Obama and his administration, which he promised would be "the most transparent" ever.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/19/14 08:38 AM
York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/18/14 08:45 AM
It's Sunshine Week, so perhaps some enterprising White House reporter will ask press secretary Jay Carney why President Obama rewrote the Freedom of Information Act without telling the rest of America. The rewrite came in an April 15, 2009, memo from then-White House Counsel Greg Craig...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/17/14 09:16 AM
It's Sunshine Week, so there will be more attention to government transparency and accountability in the nation's capital than usual, right? Actually, no, especially as long as there is such a thing as "off-budget" federal spending.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/14/14 09:09 AM
Hydraulic fracturing, aka "fracking," has revolutionized oil and natural gas production in America, and it looks like Vladimir Putin is boosting the technology to a similar result in Eastern Europe.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/13/14 11:47 AM
Somewhere hidden deep within Washington, D.C., is a huge magnet that exerts an irresistible force drawing busybodies, know-it-alls and nanny-staters to the nation's capital. Otherwise, how to account for a president of the United States who can't balance America's budget, but has no qualms at...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/12/14 08:28 AM
Are liberals really incapable of governing because they are blind to the inherent flaws of massive bureaucracies? National Review Online's Jim Geraghty makes a persuasive case today for that proposition. "In most professions, when you end up spending ten times what you budgeted, the...
By Mark Tapscott | 03/11/14 09:15 AM
Federal officials often use flawed or falsified data to support decisions to expand the endangered species list, according to a recently published congressional working group report.
By Mark Tapscott | 03/10/14 09:27 AM
As the Washington Examiner's editorial page predicted Feb. 20, the United Auto Workers have asked the National Labor Relations Board for a Chattanooga do-over. The do-over demand became inevitable when the Detroit-based union lost its bid to organize workers in Volkswagen's Tennessee plant on...
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