//  Matt Labash  //  Nov 23 2014

Marion Barry, Human Being

The news broke hard in my house this morning that Marion Barry, Washington D.C.’s former Mayor for Life, was dead at the age of 78. Of the profile subjects…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

Former Vermont Governor Blasts State's $450k Contract with Jonathan Gruber

Former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is critical of the state's $450,000 personal services contract with controversial MIT economist Jonathan Gruber,…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

Tallahassee Democrat Calls For Handgun Ban, Repeal of 2nd Amendment

On November 22 the Tallahassee Democrat called for the repeal of the Second Amendment and a total ban on handguns and "assault rifles." For those who respond…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

Buffalo Devastated by Snow, Threatened by Coming Floods

In the last week, Buffalo has been hit by record amounts of snow catalyzed by lake-effect snowfall. In the Buffalo area, 55 to 88 inches of snow has triggered…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

The Fed Accused of Being 'Too Close' to the Banks It Supervises

The Federal Reserve is conducting an internal investigation that is to last "several months" after criticism that the Fed is improperly supervising America's…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

University of Virginia Suspends All Fraternities Over Rape Allegations

The University of Virginia has suspended all fraternities after allegations of rape were published by music magazine Rolling Stone. University President…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 23 2014

Obama Admin Admits it Inflated Obamacare Numbers by 1.3 Million

President Barack Obama's much-touted 8 million Obamacare enrollment number was inflated by 1.3 million, the Obama administration now admits. "The mistake…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 22 2014

America Has Been Warned: Edward Gibbon’s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

What can a chronicler of barbarian invasions, writing in the 18th century, explain to Americans in the 21st century?What lessons can we learn today from…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 22 2014

Most Popular Obamacare Plans Will Spike 10 Percent in 2015

Obamacare customers enrolled in the most popular health plans will experience an average 10% premium spike in 2015, a new analysis by Avalere Health finds.…
 //  Big Government  //  Nov 22 2014

Obama Admin Threatens to Cut Maine Food Stamp Funds Over Photo ID Law

The Obama administration threatened to cut Maine's food stamp funding on Thursday over its law requiring welfare recipients to show their photo ID when…