Nov. 20, 2013 09:58
Marty the Magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbitout-of-a-hat. Then one day: “I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents,” he told me. “Suddenly, a badge was thrown into the mix, and an inspector said, ‘Let me see your license....
Oct. 16, 2013 10:04
I had to overcome stuttering to work as a TV reporter. Had today’s disability laws existed when I began work, would I have overcome my stuttering problem? Maybe not. I might have demanded my employer “accommodate” my disability by providing me a job that didn’t demand being on-air....
Oct. 9, 2013 09:46
President Obama gave a speech where he actually said we need to keep government open for the sake of people like the person working for the Department of Agriculture "out there helping some farmers make sure that they´re making some modest profit," and the Department of Housing and Urban Development "helping somebody buy a house for the first time....
July 3, 2013 09:00
People say America is a free country. But what if you want to drink, have a cigarette or make a bet? Government often says “no” to protect us from ourselves.....
June 27, 2013 10:02
Take the drug war. It’s true that some Americans destroy their lives and their families’ lives by using drugs. Others struggle with addiction. But if illegal drugs are as horrible and addictive as we’ve been told, how come the government’s own statistics say millions try those drugs but only a small percentage continue using?....
June 12, 2013 09:25
Europe’s struggles prove that “austerity” fails! So say the Big Spenders. With a condescending sigh, they explain that Europe made deep cuts in government spending, and the result was today’s high unemployment....
June 5, 2013 09:26
Oil must be sucked out of the ground, sometimes from war zones or deep beneath oceans. The drills now bend and dig sideways through as much as seven miles of earth. What they discover must be pumped through billion-dollar pipelines and often put in monstrously expensive tankers to ship across the ocean....
May 22, 2013 09:17
The British captured him and made him a servant for British officers. When one ordered Jackson to clean his boots, Jackson refused, and the officer slashed Jackson’s hand with a sword. When Jackson became president, he showed off the scar.....
May 15, 2013 08:53
Arizona and Texas also gained, which made me wonder if Americans just move to states where it’s warm. “No,” said Darcy Olsen, president of Arizona’s Goldwater Institute. “Weather explains just 5 percent of the migration... the Census Bureau asks, and they say, ‘to find a job....
May 8, 2013 09:18
Most Americans — even those who are legislators — know very little about the details of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, so-called Obamacare. Next year, when it goes into effect, we will learn the hard way.....

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