During debate over the recent tax bill, many people complained bitterly about the idea of allowing the wealthiest taxpayers to continue paying their current (higher) rates. They argued that it would only be “fair” to force the rich to pay even more than their less-well-off
Have Americans actually changed their minds about government spending?
A Federal commission recently concluded its work on a proposal to address the nation’s skyrocketing national debt. That debt is the subject of much renewed attention, and is growing at an unsustainable pace which, like reckless credit
In an incisive piece in MIT’s The Tech, Keith Yost writes the following regarding the recent WikiLeaks scandal, in which tens of thousands of stolen classified American military and diplomatic documents were released on the Internet by the website’s operator, Julian Assange:
As he hides behind
The Editorial Board of the The Alligator at the University of Florida expressestypical American outrage over the new intrusive security at airports:
The main question Americans face is not one of ultimate safety — as the Yemen-originated printer bombs did not have to pass through an
Not since 1938 have Republicans gained so many seats in a single Congressional election as they did in the recent election. Voters were not merely angry, but were aware of the policies of the party they voted against. There is good reason to think that
As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to pour massive amounts of stimulus money into the economy, some European governments have—in a move quite out of character—started to call for austerity measures in regard to government expenditures. Spain's government has recently changed its position
In a recent article entitled "Investing in Evil" University of Chicago student Craig Johnson condemns his college for sanctioning investment in what he calls "institution[s] with blatantly unacceptable and even illegal practices."
Johnson goes on to describe what he sees as a remedy for the situation,
Arizona is reportedly researching how much it will cost taxpayers to prosecute every case of illegal immigration under a “zero tolerance” policy. So far, the task appears hopelessly daunting:
[T]o prosecute these misdemeanors, Arizona would need to have a federal criminal justice system twice the size
In a piece called "Ayn Rand is an Adolescent Sociopath", Eli Gottlieb of the UMass/Amherst Daily Collegianwrote:
In recent times, American society has brought forth one of the most bizarre ideological aberrations that I’ve ever seen: the radical individualist. This person not only considers himself so
"Food aid policies are in desperate need of reform," reads the subtitle to Harvard student Thomas Hwang's recent article in The Harvard Crimson. Hwang makes the argument that the current system of food aid is actually detrimental to the poverty-stricken nations it aims to help,