The Nevada town of Pahrump is taking a stand not just against illegal immigrants but flags they may bring with them. The elected town board in the remote Mojave Desert community voted 3-2 to enact an ordinance making it illegal to fly a foreign natio
While I sympathize with many of the concerns embodied in the cosmopolitan argument for empire, I believe the argument is mistaken. We should be cautious in concluding that imperial centralization leads to a flourishing and cosmopolitan culture.
Student leaders at a California college have touched off a furor by banning the Pledge of Allegiance at their meetings, saying they see no reason to publicly swear loyalty to God and the U.S. government.
The recent security breach at Los Alamos National Laboratory was very serious, with sensitive materials being taken out of the facility. (they can't secure their own nuclear facilities, how do we expect them to secure the country?)
The federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence
Jesse Williams smoked two packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years. Following his death in 1997 after being diagnosed with lung cancer, his wife, Mayola, sued the Philip Morris tobacco company seeking $100 million in punitive damages.
[good riddance] Nearly 40% of the scientists conducting hands-on research at the National Institutes of Health are looking for other jobs to escape new ethics rules that have curtailed their opportunity to earn outside income.
The clock is about to change, ending Daylight Saving Time for 2006. But 2007 will bring the first phase of a plan to extend Daylight Saving Time.
In February 2005, attorney Lynne Stewart was convicted of providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy. The charges arose from her representation of Sheik Abdel-Rahman, convicted in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
"I am sending hundreds of thousands of dollars a month to the government that's given to my competitors... The government has no business being in the milk pricing and structuring business"
In 2002, a small upstart insurance company approached the federal government with an idea. The company, Crop 1, was one of 16 firms that sold federally subsidized crop insurance policies to farmers under rates set by the government. (and the rest i
I know what you're thinking. Has this guy lost his mind? Well, I guess so, but just thought I'd point to the fact when people are given a variety of choices, they become smart and they pay attention to costs.
Desperate New Orleans-area officials touted Chinese-made homes and building supplies as a way to speed up the slow recovery of their storm-stricken city.
For insurance agent Steve Adams, 51, the resentment began 2 years ago. As he worried whether his stagnant 401 (k) account would be adequate for retirement, his wife's employer ended her pension plan, forcing her to rely on a 401 (k) as well.
Now a young economics professor at MIT is challenging the conventional wisdom. After studying data going back to the 1960's, Amy N. Finkelstein has concluded that the real culprit for the rapidly rising cost of health care is the massive expansi
Here comes the new Green Mountain Boys. The Middlebury Institute, a think tank devoted to the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination, is planning the First North American Secessionist Convention in Burlington, VT.
Peer-to-peer file-sharing software developer Lime Wire has countersued the biggest record companies, charging them with anticompetitive behavior.
Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) took aim at the true menace in our nation. He introduced a bill that would get rid of the penny. But in truth he should go further. He should abolish nickels and dimes. [Or make money worth something.]
Federal spending in 2006 is set to rise 9%, the largest increase since 1990 and enough to earn Congress near failing grades from the Heritage Foundation's third quarter report card. Most families facing steep new expenses would cut back
As illnesses mount from tainted California spinach, so do calls for a crackdown on a loosely regulated, mostly self-policed produce industry that has avoided mandatory controls. Consumer advocates and lawmakers urge tougher rules for fields and pr
More than 50 nations issued a plea for 10 more countries to ratify a 10-year old treaty banning nuclear tests, a step that would transform an informal moratorium into a binding commitment. A meeting of "Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear Te
Her husband had died. He was the love of her long life, a short, dapper man who had worked as a bartender and waiter at some of the city's larger hotels and was active in Jewish activities. They buried him in a Jewish cemetery outside the city.
Anti-abortion activists say they've got another arrow in their quiver to use against what they believe is the murder of unborn babies: A handshake with a real-estate agent. They've discovered that one of the best ways to shut down an aborti
Just check out the case study of the apartments, the number of bedrooms, and the cost. Amazing that a 1 bedroom apartment, in some cases, cost 3 or 4 times more than a 2 or 3-bedroom apartment.
The federal and New York State governments have tentatively agreed to become anchor tenants in the Freedom Tower, the tallest, most symbolic and most scrutinized skyscraper project at ground zero, under a plan expected to be announced today by Mayor
The case of John Lennon's FBI files illustrates the federal government's obsession with secrecy, which it justifies with appeals to national security. Lennon's story, told in the documentary "The U.S. vs. John Lennon," opening t
The U.S. government will take prints of all 10 fingers of foreigners entering the United States and compare them with those found at sites with ties to terrorists, the country's security chief said.
The two devastating memos, written by the U.S. and local governments, show they knew. They knew the toxic soup created at Ground Zero was a deadly health hazard. Yet they sent workers into the pit and people back into their homes.
Once steeped in poverty, the San Manuel Indians has become one of the nation's wealthiest tribes thanks to casino gambling. Now its using its riches to contend that tribes are exempt from federal labor laws because they are sovereign governments.
Prairie Village protester David Quinly won an across-the-board victory last week in his efforts to tell the world that the U.S. presence in Iraq is wrong. And Prairie Village officials are learning that regulating signs is trickier than they anticipa