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Obama Sells Hope over Reality, One Last Time Anything Peaceful
Obama Sells Hope over Reality, One Last Time

President Obama's claim that “the state of the union is strong” is simply, demonstrably false.

Auditing the Pentagon Is the First Step to Fiscal Responsibility Anything Peaceful
The Pentagon Buys Twice as Many Parts as It Will Ever Use, at Outrageous Cost

The military doesn't even know what it already bought, but Congress keeps forking over more and more taxpayer money.

Brazil Is the New Greece Anything Peaceful
Brazil Is the New Greece

Brazil's debt is exploding, its credit is junk, inflation is in double digits, and interest payments alone are consuming 7% of GDP.

Forest Service Threatens to Let America Burn if They Don't Get More Money Anything Peaceful
Forest Service Threatens to Let America Burn if They Don't Get More Money

Some government agencies just want to watch the world burn. Some just want to shake down the taxpayers.

11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill Anything Peaceful
11 Outrageous Failures in the GOP's Trillion Dollar Bill

This tsunami of pork clocks in at over 2,000 pages, $1 trillion, and zero checks on federal power.

Building Death Stars Is an Economic Catastrophe Anything Peaceful
Building the Death Star Was an Economic Catastrophe

The Death Stars cost a lot to build, but they were worth less than nothing to galactic civilization.

Should We Forgive "Public Servants'" Student Loans? Anything Peaceful
Why Should We Forgive "Public Servants'" Student Loans?

The program doesn't make any sense, but every group wants to be included in it.

The Budget Deal: A Dog's Breakfast of Every Bad Idea Anything Peaceful
The "Bipartisan" Budget Deal: A Dog's Breakfast of Every Bad Idea

The deal guts the spending caps, worsens entitlements, increases military and domestic spending, and essentially abolishes the debt ceiling for two years.

Obama Vetoes Military Spending Bill, Not for Reasons You'd Hope Anything Peaceful
Obama Vetoes Bloated Military Spending Bill

It's not because he wants to end the wars or cut military spending.

Bernie Sanders's Plan to Fix College Is Worse than Nothing Anything Peaceful
Bernie Sanders's Plan to Fix College Is Worse than Nothing

Proponents of free tuition never bother to explore why college is so expensive in the first place.  

The Economics of a Toddler and the Ethics of a Thug Anything Peaceful
The Economics of a Toddler and the Ethics of a Thug

Bernie Sanders wants the government to tax Wall Street "speculation" and use it pay for "free" college.

In Government, Nobody Quits – And You Can't Get Fired Anything Peaceful
In Government, Nobody Quits – And You Can't Get Fired

Government work is pretty sweet, if you can get it. If you have to pay for it... not so much.

Deaton's Paradox Skewers Keynesian Stimulus Anything Peaceful
Deaton's Paradox Skewers Keynesian Stimulus

The new Nobel Prize winner undercut one of Milton Friedman's theories — and simultaneously devastated the case for fiscal stimulus spending.

The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire The Freeman
The Slow-Motion Financial Suicide of the Roman Empire

The welfare state, once begun, is difficult to reverse and never ends well.

Who Is Doing More for Affordable Education: Politicians or Innovators? Anything Peaceful
Who Is Doing More for Affordable Education: Politicians or Innovators?
Change for the better is coming to higher education. Just don’t expect it to come from Washington.
He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole Anything Peaceful
He Beat the IRS in Court, But They Won't Make Him Whole
The government wastes more money each second than it would cost to compensate this asset forfeiture victim, but they're fighting it tooth and nail. 
Boston Will Lose Big If It Wins the Olympics Anything Peaceful
Boston Will Lose Big If It Wins the Olympics
Today's Olympic Games are a race to the bottom of public waste, corruption, and civil liberties abuses. 
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red Anything Peaceful
"Green Banks" Are Destined to Drown in the Red
The history of government "investments" shows that politicians don't have a clue where to put the public's money.
What Greek "Austerity"? Anything Peaceful
What Greek "Austerity"?

Athens's welfare state is broke, but it's still bloated beyond belief. 

In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off Anything Peaceful
In Love with Gov? Time to Break It Off
He's not a meddling control freak — he just wants to help.
Greek Spending Hits the Wall Anything Peaceful
Greek Spending Hits the Wall
Even if Greeks reject the bailout, there's no alternative to austerity.
TSA Fails 95% of the Time Anything Peaceful
TSA Fails 95% of the Time
TSA checkpoints failed 67 out of 70 tests, allowing fake weapons and bombs through security.
Paul Krugman: Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right The Freeman
Paul Krugman: Three Wrongs Don’t Make a Right
Paul Krugman claims he has been “right about everything.” And yet, he has been utterly wrong on so many things. We catalog his mistakes here for your reading pleasure.
The Welfare State Needs Abolition, Not "Reform" Anything Peaceful
The Welfare State Needs Abolition, Not "Reform"
Efficient income redistribution doesn’t make the process morally right, only less wasteful on its way to being wrong.
Baltimore – Before and After Freddie Gray – Is a Bleeding City Anything Peaceful
Baltimore – Before and After Freddie Gray – Is a Bleeding City

It may seem odd to talk about taxes now, but there is nothing to believe in when there is nobody left to believe.

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